Today is my birthday and this is the second installment of a Christmas short I’m writing for Weekend Writing Warriors. For last week’s beginning excerpt.
Jake turned onto the beach road passing the Black Pelican Restaurant. He’d broke things off with his high school sweetheart, Sammy, there before he left for boot camp. What had made him think long, painted nails and high heels meant a better woman?
Arriving at the Comfort Inn for the Ducks Unlimited Christmas auction, he was glad for a decent excuse to avoid staying with his brother Dean and his wife, Katie, who seemed determined to match make.
The last woman had sufficiently drained his bank account, like it was his fault the military had extended his deployment. A dog was the only companionship he wanted right now. If he hadn’t already had a specialty in aviation repair, he’d have become a K9 officer.
The cold, salty breeze revived him as his eyes watered. Home in one piece. After checking in, he made his way into a darkened bar that only hosted a couple of patrons.
Check back next week as this Christmas short continues. FYI my current release, Hot as Blazes is on sale at All Romance, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo for $.99. Feel the heat ;)
8 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors – A Christmas Short – Week 2”
Reveals a lot in this brief glimpse and makes you want to know more. Intrigued . . .
Thanks Nancy. Hope you check back next week for more.
Happy Birthday, my friend. You’ve given me a gift with this beautiful descriptive piece on a home from the war guy filled with memories. So poignant. I feel for him.
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Thank you Charmaine! You always brighten my Sundays!
Happy Birthday! I’m enjoying this story and feel so sorry for the guy – he’s had some hard times, from what you’ve shared so far. Can’t wait for you to improve his life LOL. Great snippet!
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Thanks Veronica! By Christmas, I promise!
Happy, happy birthday, Dani! I hope your day was wonderful! Many blessings in this new year of your life. May it be a happy and love-filled adventure.
Good snippet. I really like Jake. You are doing such a good job of writing him. 🙂
Thanks BD wishes Teresa! Glad you’re liking Jake. He might be a basis for a short. Some of the ladies in our chapter want to do an anthology of novellas with military heroes.