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Weekend Writing Warriors – A Valentines Day Short

Welcome to my Valentine’s Day post for Weekend Writing Warriors  #wewriwa where authors share 8-10 sentences of their work.

I’m taking a break from, Sand and Sin for a snippet of a Valentine’s Day short. A woman surprises her lawyer fiancé who’s working late on Valentine’s Day and finds a Youtube moment.


Lindy maneuvered the enormous bouquet of red and silver, heart-shaped balloons from her old station wagon. Wouldn’t her serious, hard-working fiancé be surprised? They’d planned to meet for dinner after he’d finished some paperwork at the office.  Six months ago she would have never imagined making floral deliveries.  That was before the cable company farmed out their customer service techs to another country.

Skipping the elevator, she popped up two flights of stairs eager to see him.  The firm had already ended their business day, but the suite remained unlocked.  Only a single lamp lit the reception area. She skipped down the hall with the balloons bouncing against the walls and her head.  Quietly, she turned the door knob to Brad’s office.

Lindy’s Valentine’s Day doesn’t end on a bad note. Check out the rest of her story, Cupid in Camo.

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Sand and Sin – Weekend Writing Warriors – February 6

Welcome to my post for Weekend Writing Warriors  #wewriwa where authors share 8-10 sentences of their work.

I’m continuing with an excerpt from my newest release, Sand and Sin. Injured in Afghanistan just before his team is to return home,  Navy SEAL, Jax Taylor takes leave after being released from the hospital and catches a military hop to Virginia Beach to see a buddy. When Jax arrives, TJ is night training and recommends a local SEAL bar called the Trident. We pick up when Jax arrives and spies a lovely, green-eyed bartender. She welcomes him by saying she’s only seen one other man stride into her place with a more pissed-off expression. He retorts with,“Your ex?”

Mr. Dark Blues matched Peri’s sarcasm and the small scar on his chin kept him from appearing too pretty. “Insightful, let me guess…vodka tonic.”

He narrowed his gaze.

“Martini?” she asked smiling and tossed her hair over her shoulder. “You’re too GQ for domestic, Heineken?”

He tightened his jaw.

The pretty boy comment appeared to have struck a nerve, so she asked, “Whiskey on the rocks?”

Raising a brow, he lifted his chin with swagger.

She slid a cocktail napkin on the bar in front of him and said, “You gotta be a Jack man.”

He grinned, revealing near perfect teeth.

Some creative speech tags that I don’t normally use and joined some sentences to get a good portion of the scene done in ten.

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