Friday, March 22, 2013

Celebrate Boomer Lit Friday



It’s Boomer Lit Friday again, and I’m sharing the next excerpt from Never Say Perfect, a novel that will keep the reader engrossed to discover why Dan vanished at the airport while returning from a glorious second honeymoon with his adoring wife Laina.

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Welcome to the fourth paragraph on Page 1 of Never Say Perfect:

The time during their luxurious escape had moved along as quickly as the spread of a California wild fire. Strategically weaving in and out of traffic, Dan navigated the busy interstates around Charlotte, North Carolina in a candy apple red convertible destined for the rental car return area. Riding with the top down during this late afternoon that was bright with blinding sun, Brandeis blue skies and white, puffy cotton clouds, Laina took mental note of one singular ominous, gloomy cloud that appeared to be hovering directly over the airport. With a penchant for sky gazing, she stared at the evil-looking collection of thick darkness, willing it to move along to another location and haunt someone else. She didn’t want any detail--not even a single black cloud--to spoil the final moments of their dream retreat.

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See you soon,

Mary Anne

13 comments:

  1. Really enjoying your excerpts. Looking forward to reading the whole thing!

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    1. Thank you, Michael. Great connecting with you!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Kathleen! Greatly appreciated.

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  3. I love the black cloud over the airport -- full of foreboding. Great scene.

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    1. Sandy,
      Thank you. It is amazing how a seemingly insignificant occurrence inspires us in our writing. When the first draft of this story was almost finished, I happened to be driving on I-485 around Charlotte, saw this scary black cloud and a plane positioning for a landing. That scene remained in my mind, and I knew I had to incorporate it into the manuscript. Thanks so much for commenting!

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  4. Huh. Makes me wonder what happened. Which is what it is supposed to do. Well done.

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  5. Mary Anne, nice job! I especially like the cloud visual. Made your point very well. Look forward to reading more!

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  6. With little setup, you brought us quickly into Laina's thoughts and her mood. Well done. I'm anxious to discover what happened to Dan.

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  7. That black cloud is foreshadowing more than bad weather.

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  8. Ominous, yes, very effective description: you can feel things will quickly go the wrong way, well done!

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  9. Watching that sky...and watching your book. Gotta love those hunches that spell trouble!

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