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Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday

wewriwa_square_3It’s Sunday and you know what that means! Time for another snippet from one of my novels. So we’re still with Carrie in ONCE MORE FROM THE TOP, and she’s still reeling after discovering that the man who’s haunted her dreams for so long is suddenly  in Willow Bay. In this scene, she’s sitting in the local coffee shop reading the paper a couple of days after seeing Maestro Liam Reilly for the first time in sixteen years. Of course the big news in the Arts and Entertainment section is…you guessed it…

The headline jumped out at her as she shook the Record-Eagle open to the Arts and Entertainment section, hoping to find dates and times for performances at the local playhouse of Belle of Amherst, a play she’d looked forward to attending. There it was in bold black letters, The Most Influential Conductor Since Bernstein. The article ran two columns above the fold, hailing the virtues of Maestro Liam Reilly, but as she tried to read it, the print jumbled together over words like dramatic flair and intellectual vigor.

“Don’t believe everything you read in the papers, sweetheart.”

She gasped as her mind registered the identity of the man standing beside her. He hadn’t changed much—a little brawnier, a few gray strands threading through his dark red hair, some lines around his eyes. The gray-streaked goatee was new, but basically he was the same Liam.

What a crummy thing to do, blindsiding me in the coffee shop in front of the whole town.

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OMFTT.final_smallRemember,  the first two books in The Women of Willow Bay seriesOnce More From the Top and Sex and the Widow Miles—release together on September 26, 2013. You get two books! Watch for them in just four more days!