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An Accidental Love

This is my last class for today and I can tell I have no one’s attention.

“OK everyone, I’ll end early today.  Go on, get out of here.  Be safe, and Happy fourth!”  I hear many excited sighs, and rushed eager bodies to get out of the classroom.

“Thanks Miss Wells.  Enjoy your weekend as well.”  An older student returns.

“Thank you.”  I respond back to my thoughtful student.

My car is packed and I am off in my bug.  I love my little black beetle.  I drive a very cool Volkswagen convertible beetle car.  Interior all white, leather white seats, and a soft top, with a click of a button the top folds itself back into a little compartment behind the second seats.  The top is down now with the weather playing nice, stereo blaring ‘Summer of ‘69’ by Bryan Adams.  Finally arriving at my destination, I can hear the loud laughter and yells of conversations going on from the front of the cabin.

Relaxing on my floating device, enjoying the time off, I’m jolted out of my own world.

“Hey Amanda, you look deep in thought.  What are you thinking about?” Says Anna swimming up to rest her elbows on my inner tube.

“Are you not happy?” (well that didn’t work) she asks, scrunching her eye brows together.

“No, no that’s not it at all.  I’m perfectly happy. Doing what I love, living where I love.  I’m young, I’ve got plenty of time to find love.”  I confirm

“Well I wasn’t talking about you finding love. Is this what you’re so deep in thought about?”  I just gaze off, no comment from me.

“OK, sweetheart I’ll back off.  But we all know you landed your dream job.  Talking about two men you love most is truly a great job. Don’t worry honey, one day Mr. Darcy will walk into your life.”  She teased quickly before swimming under the tube so I couldn’t dunk her.

“That’s a cheap blow Anna!  You’re like a pair of twisted undies that crawl up my butt.  Annoying!” I yell at her laughing as soon as she pops up.

“I like that you compared me to your underwear.  This way I know I’m under your skin.”  She slaps back with a splash of water.

“That’s a little too close to my skin, Anna.”  We both are laughing so hard she is having a hard time staying above water.

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Can we kill off the main character in a Romance novel?

I have been sitting on my book for the last week staring at the screen.  I have just a few chapters left until I say the final fair well, “The End”  However, I am undecided how I want this to end.  Happy or upsetting.

I could go the route that every romance novel does…. they lived happily ever after.  This would make the reader pleased and their mind at ease, knowing the character’s got what they wanted and lived, lived happily in love.

OR

I could make the reader hate me, throw the book across the room screaming “Why! Why did you kill her/him!”  It would be very exciting. I mean Romeo died but then again Juliet did too.  However, I wouldn’t kill both, just one.  Honestly, my mind is racing, both ending’s are terrific, just undecided.

How would you like to see the ending?

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Where is Mr. Darcy?

I don’t know if any of you have read or seen one of the many motion pictures of ‘Pride and Prejudice’  but it surly is one of my favorites.

Do we hope in finding our Mr. Darcy one day?  Well for my character she does.  Amanda teaches literature at an Art school.  Shakespeare and Mr.Darcy.  She is young, not gorgeous but average looking, very sweet and loving.  However, being picky about the one she wants to spend her life with might take longer than she thinks, or does it.

Amanda attends a weekend party out of town at a friends cabin to celebrate the 4th of July.  She finds friendship but no Mr. Darcy.  For Amanda she may never live to see her Mr. Darcy when traveling home an oncoming car crosses the middle line and hits her head on.

While in a coma, Amanda can hear everything in the room.  Especially one voice particular, that calms her.  Is this her Mr. Darcy?  She can hear him speak to her until one day his voice is lost, this causes a panic in Amanda’s beat up body to bring her heart rate up and a clot in her left temporal to erupt.  The next noise she hears is a long high pitch sound and then nothing.

Dr. Ayden Graham is the most eligible bachelor in Minneapolis, for the poor women in that city though, he is not looking for love.  Love is not something he wants nor admires.  Until a young women wakens emotions inside causing his heart to burn and stomach to twist when ever he is around his patient.  His only goal now is to save her.  He spends every devoted minute at her side, reading, talking, even singing to her.  But when he leaves her side for one split second to only return to hear a flat line, his life he realizes just shattered.

Dr. Graham must save her life.  He needs her to survive, he needs her to wake up, he needs to tell her he loves her.

Can both these lives be saved?  One physically and the other emotionally.

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Who needs saving? Sometimes it’s the hero.

Many of us pass others on the side walk, in the neighborhood, or we sit next to them on the train.  We have no idea what is going on in their lives.  You try to guess…perhaps by the clothes they are wearing, appearance is a huge factor. How are they with others around?  Quiet, happy, helpful?  Some may never want to be saved, living the way they have been for so long actually seems normal, it’s their way of life.  We all want to help but how?

As for my character he actually saves lives.  He doesn’t see the weak and harmed, they come to him.  He doesn’t love, he doesn’t show passion, he just heals.  Until…that is…Amanda is brought to his hospital, a life threatening accident.  Even though Amanda is in a coma she brings out the best in Dr. Ayden Graham.  All it took was one light, one eye to show life was still ticking behind what look the worst.

Dr. Ayden Graham read, spoke, and even sang to his patient, his true meaning of saving of a life meant more than just a scalpel and sutures.  It was more, much more, for it was his life that was being saved and he was beginning to realize that.

Now that Amanda is saving his life, can he save hers?

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Sex, love, and phone numbers you don’t know…..

I had a friend last month, well she’s still my friend, but last month she brought up to me how odd her cousin reacted to his wife when a number came up on his phone.

It all started with laughter, visiting with family, he has his arm around his girl, kissing the side of her temple suddenly he feels a buzzing vibration going off in his pant pocket.  He pulls the phone out, takes one look, gets up to leave.  Now, he held the phone out far enough for her to see, but it was a number she didn’t know nor did it have a name like it was a person in his contacts.  So what does she do?  He is cuddling and kissing one moment only to be ruined by the phone.

So as if I am an expert my friend wants to know what I think.  I say she has every right to ask her husband, why worry just ask him who it was.  But what if he is lying?  Shit, I thought.  I guess if you can’t have an adult conversation with your spouse then maybe you shouldn’t be together.

I know there are people who hold things in and would just like to work it out in their heads, others need to be vocal.  That’s me, I speak whatever is on my mind.  Sometimes I’m called a pain, but I don’t care.  As Shrek would say, “Better to let it out then keep it in.”  I agree my friend.

What do you all think?