Thursday, April 18, 2013

A to Z Challenge 2013 - P is for Pie

I'm posting snippets from a story for this year's Challenge.
If you'd like to read the whole tale, please start with A.

P IS FOR PIE

"Have you ever thought of not watching the news?" Danielle gazed at him from across the small kitchen island. Even with the dark circles under his eyes, he still managed to be the most gorgeous man she'd ever seen.

"What?" Erik blinked, cocking his head to the side as if he truly didn't understand her question.

"Let's turn off the TV. We can sit and talk. Maybe play some cards, or if you really want to watch something, let's find a movie. Something funny. You look like you need a good belly laugh." She fingered the rim of her bottle, not sure of how he'd react.

Erik stared at her for a moment and then breathed out, smiling. "I haven't watch a comedy in ages."

Her shoulders relaxed as he walked to the TV and grabbed the remote. Erik flipped through the channels and found one that made him grin. He came back to lean on the island next to her. "Here's a good one."

"American Pie? I do love to watch teenage boys taking advantage of baked goods." Danielle bumped her hip lightly against his as she turned to rest against the island as well. Erik laughed, low and sweet. A hopeful tingle went from her smile down to her quivering stomach and a little lower.

In other news: My short story, "No One Believed Me" was accepted by Every Day Fiction. Yay! I'll let you know when it will be available on their site. I needed a boost this week, because I'm behind schedule with my writing and I'm making some major changes with no extra time to make them.

24 comments:

  1. Ooh, it's getting hot in here!

    And congratulations on your short story being accepted by Every Day Fiction. Well done! :)

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  2. Congrats! And thanks for another story (:

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  3. Congratulations, Christine! Don't panic. You'll get it done.

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  4. So glad to hear of your short story's acceptance. That is wonderful news. Three cheers :-)

    And enjoying this snippet by snippet read.

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  5. Congratulations on your Every Day Fiction acceptance!! Can't wait to read your story when its posted. :)

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  6. Congratulations! That really wonderful news!

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  7. Congratulations on your short story acceptance to Every Day Fiction!

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  8. Hmmm....boy...girl...baked goods....yes, the hilarity will ensue :)

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  9. Congratulations on your short story! That's great news!

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  10. Great news! It helps with motivation to have someone accept your work for publication. I look forward to reading it.

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  11. Congrats Christine! What a great boost indeed. :) steamy story too!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  12. Congratulations, Christine! That's such great news. Take it easy and you'll manage! :)

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  13. Thank you all so much. It's been a rough day so far dealing with several toddlers, but reading your comments made me smile. :)

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  14. Love Danielle's advice at the start of this snippet. I stop watching the news, too, when it gets to be too much for me. Also, congrats! So exciting how one of your stories will be popping up on Every Day Fiction! :D

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  15. Oh my! Steamy!

    And congratulations on your short story acceptance. How exciting for you!

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  16. Oh no! What did I miss? Why does he have dark circles around his eyes? Is he ok?

    And congratulations on your story acceptance! That's awesome. :D

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  17. Congrats on your short story! That is so exciting. Simply Sarah

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  18. Congrats! on your boost! This is very good news. Hope it propels you on to great things in the weeks and months to come.

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  19. Congrats on your writing success!

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  20. Good for you! You'll get it all done! And it will be great!

    Heather

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  21. CONGRATS on your short story being accepted. That's great.

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  22. Congrats on the story acceptance! And the changes your making are so worth it, even though it's taking you longer to write the novella than you'd hoped. Trust me.

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