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Weekend Writing Warriors #98!

Hey, hey, hey! Happy March, my peeps! I’m one week away from March break, so before my brain goes into hibernation mode, here’s another snippet from Learning to Love!

Continuing from where we left off…

Too elated to think of the ramifications of following her, she did as she was told. But once you stood inside Carmen’s tent, she wasn’t Carmen anymore. She became Towanda, teller of fortunes, reader of palms.

And entering Towanda’s tent was as good as giving the woman consent.

“Come, dear. Sit,” Towanda said, guiding her to the table and chairs at the center of the tent. String lights and tea lights cast a warm glow over the space and made the rhinestones on the palmist’s purple cape sparkle with every movement. Pushing her into the chair furthest from the exit—the clever broad—she added, “I’ll fetch you a bottle of water.”

Here’s the blurb:

Rebecca Ledgerwood is a Physical Education teacher who’s ready to invest some sweat equity into a lasting romance. On a whim, she has her palm read before summer vacation ends, and she’s told she’s an old soul who’ll find happiness with a younger man.

William Whitney leaves an unfulfilling career to pursue teaching and gets placed at Rebecca’s school for his Physical Education practicum. He’s desperate to make a difference, convinced that the choices he made in the past contributed to his younger sister’s death. Kendal High School is nothing like the prep school he attended as a teenager, but he’s determined to make the most of his time there, especially if it makes Rebecca notice him.

Though they come from vastly different backgrounds, there’s an undeniable chemistry that sparks between the two. They resist, as they must, until his practicum ends, but when he’s offered a teaching position at his former prep school, will he take the easy way out, or fight for what’s right in front of him?

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors!

I spent Saturday snow tubing with a bunch of pals, and it was a blast! If you’ve ever tobogganed or gone sledding down a hill in the snow, just picture that…only forty times higher, faster, and more awesome! 😀 Here are some visuals:

I’m the goof in the lime green jacket and orange pants.

I also posted a vid on my Twitter page of me filming myself whilst tubing. Miraculously, I didn’t lose my phone! Go check it out if you’d like! Now, I’m off to an all-day workshop with my Ottawa romance writing group! Have a fantastic week, everybody! 🙂

12 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #98!”

  1. Barb says:

    great snippet!

  2. Charmaine Gordon says:

    Hey dear Girlfriend., you sure make the best of all worlds. I admire the way you jump in all the time. Interesting snippet. The reader is captivated with your story.

  3. Charmaine Gordon says:

    Love the way you write. More! I definitely want more. Hugs from Charmaine’

  4. Veronica Scott says:

    Fun snippet and I can’t wait to find out what transpires next!

  5. Botanist says:

    Love the little details of Towanda’s control over her “clients”. And we’ve been tubing a couple of times at Mt Washington on Vancouver Island. Great fun!

  6. Karen Michelle Nutt says:

    I’m curious to know what Towanda will reveal. Loved the imagery.

    Also liked your photos. I haven’t tobogganed since I was in m 20s. That’s eons ago. lol I remember how fun it was. Looks like you had a blast.

  7. Nancy Gideon says:

    What fun! And no broken bones. Win-Win!! Love the snippet. Great details to create a ‘mysterious’ mood. I wonder what she’ll learn . . . and if she’ll listen!

  8. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I enjoyed the touch of the ‘otherworldly”. It’s unusual in your writing, and all the more striking for that. For some reason, I haven’t done any snow tubing since I moved to Arizona — though at the moment, there’s plenty of snow on the mountains that surround Tucson

  9. Christina Ochs says:

    Ooh, sounds like Towanda expects her to be there for a while. I love tubing! I’m amazed you managed to hang onto your phone, though.

  10. Teresa Cypher says:

    That Carmen/Towanda is definitely in charge of this scene. lol

    You look like you’re having so much fun–you always do. I’m going to ask you a question I usually ask my 4 year old granddaughters. WHERE do you get your energy??? 🙂

  11. Amy Braun says:

    Great snippet, but it was the snow tubing photos made me smile! 😀

  12. Carol says:

    Tubing and romance! What could be better? Hee, glad you find ways of having fun, no matter what season it is.
    As for the snippet – you do such a tremendous job of creating a unique world for your characters to live. I really want to live there and spend a little time in Towanda’s tent, too!
    Stay warm! Enjoy the upcoming break.

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