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30. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Saturday, September 30th, 8:00pm
Edward and Bella


Edward: I’m so glad you agreed to come out with me.

Bella: (shrugs) You sounded so normal enough on the phone. (mumbles) And I had nothing better to do.

Edward: What?

Bella: Nothing. So where are we going again?

Edward: A special place downtown.

Bella: What’s so special about it?

Edward: (smiles) You’ll see.

Bella: (stares at him) You’re going to take those fake fangs out though, right?

Edward: What fake fangs?

Bella: (sighs) Whatever.

Bella opens her purse and takes a compact out.

Edward: (snatches it out of her hand) This doesn’t have a mirror in it, does it?

Bella: (glares at him) Yeah, why?

Edward: Don’t open it. (he sniffs) Is that garlic I smell on your breath?

Bella: (gasps) How dare you?

Edward: How dare YOU!?

Bella: (stands and grabs her compact) That’s it, I’m leaving.

Edward: Wait! You can’t!

Bella: And for God’s sake, wipe the sparkle off your face. You look like you belong in a disco.

Bella walks down the aisle toward the door. Edward gets up to follow her.

Edward: That’s where I was taking you! A disco!

Bella: (turns) Discos have mirror balls, freak!

Edward stands in the aisle, confused, as Bella gets off the bus.


Next stop: Sunday, October 1st, 9:00am

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Announcing the Launch of Circumstances of Childhood by John W. Howell

Sounds like a really great book! Congratulations on the new release, John!

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Circumstances of Childhood.

By John W. Howell

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Shipping on October 1st. Priced at $0.99 for the introduction.

This is a different story for John. It is in the Family Life genre and tells the story of brotherly love, riches to rags, redemption and a little paranormal thrown in. Normally John writes thrillers but this time he has stepped into a different place. This book was written with love for the story and the hope it will be an enjoyable read.

Here is the blurb:

When a former pro football star and broadcaster, now a Wall Street maven is accused of insider trading, will he be able to prove his innocence and expose those who are guilty?

Greg and his boyhood pal dreamed of big success in professional football and then later in business. Greg was the only one to live the dream. Now the founder of an…

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#SoCS – Due/Dewy/Doodoo

Due-dates. I’ve always been bad with them. When I was in school, I always waited until the last minute to complete a project, and even now, when I have something to write I often do it at the very last minute. So it makes sense that I’d set myself up for a career in which I have nothing but due dates, right? Ha!

Strangely enough, where my editing business is concerned I seem to have overcome that awful habit. But only as long as I stay off the Internet, which is, of course, my downfall. Nope, I must get up every dewy morning (and mornings that aren’t so dewy) and start work before I even connect. And I love it. I really do.

The date that’s been on my mind most these days is tomorrow, and it has nothing to do with my editing business. Tomorrow, I’m having my very first book signing! I’ll be signing copies of my novel The Magician’s Curse and giving away bookmarks. And where else than in the biggest book store in Kingston: Chapters! Kingston, where my story takes place! If my audience there can love what I’ve done with the setting, I’ll know I’ve done well.

I so want to edit that last sentence. How ironic is it that I came up with a prompt rule that prohibits me from doing what I do for a living? Ugh, there I go again. I’m in serious doodoo here.

I’d like to end this post by saying a huge thank you to Dan Antion for taking over for me this weekend. My stress levels over the upcoming event are already through the roof–I don’t think I could have coped without him. But he couldn’t, of course, let me get away without giving me at least one challenge: points. I need his points!

And if you’re in the Kingston area, (and a lot of book lovers are this weekend, since the Kingston WritersFest is on) you need to come and see me at Chapters on October 1st, 2017 between 1pm and 3pm. Do it! Whatever you do!

This post was brought to you by Stream of Consciousness Saturday and the wonderful Dan Antion! Go visit him! And then come back and check out the prompt rules and join in! Click here: