Saturday, April 20, 2013

A to Z Challenge 2013 - R is for Restless

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.


Breathe deep. Focus your energy. Fenn's voice was low and hypnotic.

Danielle sat cross-legged on the floor of her living room with her eyes closed. Meditation helped after a work-out. Usually if she didn't, she remained restless for hours afterward. Perspiration dried on her flesh and called forth rows of goosebumps.

Breathe in. Breathe out. Fenn continued. You are one of the Fearless. Nothing shakes your core. You are strong. You are a warrior.

A fighter she was. After killing her first monster, nothing terrified her. She wished she could pass some of that onto Libby. Poor kid. And Erik. It was hard to be a parent in today's world.

Okay, maybe she was a little afraid of losing him. They'd just started to get to know each other. It could be something great. Danielle could see herself making a life with him and helping him raise Libby. Maybe another baby . . .

Her eyes snapped open. What was she thinking? She and Erik weren't even officially a couple yet. It was ridiculous to even think beyond the next time she saw him. How did she suddenly become one of those silly girls planning a wedding with a guy she'd only kissed?

In other news: Today is my little guy's 3rd birthday! We'll be having a picnic at the park if the weather cooperates. Happy birthday to the best boy in the world!

Thanks to everyone who has been complimenting the photos with my A- Z this year. He had fun checking out the Monopoly game, and wanted the hotels and houses to be cars zooming around the track.


  1. Happy Birthday to Brandon!

  2. Happy birthday to your little guy! Hope the weather holds out for you!!

  3. I still can't quite believe he is three!! Hope he has a great birthday!

  4. Happy birthday to your son!! I hope he enjoys. :D

  5. Happy 3rd birthday!
    Great snippet Christine!
    My A-Z

  6. Happy 3rd Birthday! Oh please go have a wonderful, wonderful day with that little lovebug!! And eat lots of cake, for me. :)

  7. Happy birthday to your son!

    I really enjoyed today's snippet. :)

  8. Birthday picnics are fun! Have a wonderful day.

    I am now caught up again, love your story!

  9. Happy birthday to your boy! I hope weather is permitting the picnic!

  10. Come on, who hasn't planned their wedding, new home future kids, name of future kids, after a first kiss? Oh, just me then.

    Happy Birthday to your Little Man! Hope you guys have a fantastic day. :)

  11. Happy Birthday to your little man! I hope you have an awesome day.

    I think we've all been silly girls from time to time when dating... I think it's just natural girl.

  12. Happy 3rd Birthday! Here's to good weather and a park party.

  13. Still enjoying your story - but for today I say Happy Birthday to your little guy.

    Visiting from AtoZ

  14. Thank you, everyone! We had a fantastic birthday picnic. Now on to dinner with the birthday boy's granddad.

  15. Hey Christine,

    I've finally arrived. A belated birthday wish to your son. Seems you had a lovely birthday picnic for him.

    Planning a wedding with a guy she only kissed? Brings back some memories of my ex...

    Happy alpheting and have fun the remainder of the weekend with your son.

    Gary :)

  16. A great blog to visit, the pics are awesome , a pleasure to read.

    A to Z Ambassador.

  17. happy birthday little guy. Happy to connect. I am now following you via A to Z Challenge . Do feel free to drop by my blog Wilderness at

  18. It's okay to dream, Danielle! Don't listen to Christine!

    Happy birthday, little guy! Hope it was great!



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