Monday, October 27, 2014

#31 Days of Murder She Wrote: Episode 1


So...part of the #31daysofMurderSheWrote is to post excerpts from "your current WIP" (that's "Work In Progress" in writertalk).  Let me be perfectly honest and say that ALL of my work is WIP--I don't ever get a chance to finish anything.  Mainly because of that annoying little thing I like to call "teaching." At least as much as you can teach kids who have no interest in learning.  So perhaps it's actually "attempted teaching."


This ISN'T the entire chapter, but it's the exposition to the page break.  (Exposition = important background you need to know before the story actually starts.  In case you've forgotten what your 7th grade English teacher taught you.)






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Chapter 1                                                                                                                                                           

            Susie looked at her husband, Dave, as he signed the last of the papers. She was anxious, thinking about all the possible roadblocks.  Dave was excited, thinking about all the possibilities.  He saw Susie turn her head to stare at the check on the table.  “I know, honey,” he said, grinning.  “A half-million dollars doesn’t go as far as it used to.” He slid the papers back in front of the attorney.
            She smiled back at him.  “I guess not.” 
            The lawyer excused himself to make copies for the couple and when he left the room, Dave leaned over and kissed Susie on the forehead.  “Are you excited?” he whispered.  Susie shrugged. He continued. “Nervous?”
            “Scared to death,” she replied.  “What if this doesn’t work out?”
            “First of all, I think it will.  I’ve done all the research, you have everything coordinated…it’ll work out.  Secondly….well, we can go live with my mother if it doesn’t.”  They both were laughing at the thought of living with Dave’s seventy-nine year old mother in her two bedroom apartment as the lawyer returned.  He handed the folder with the documents to Dave. 
            “Congratulations!  The Blueberry Lane Bed and Breakfast is all yours.  I want to be your first guest.”
            “Thanks for all your help, Tom,” Dave said.  “With everything.  Your advice has been invaluable these last few months.  I couldn’t have managed this transition without you.”
            Tom smiled. “Anytime you have another multi-million dollar company to sell, you let me know.  The friends shook hands, and Dave and Susie walked out to the elevator.










10 comments:

Rita C. said...

Okay then.....I'll be back for these episodes. :)

Andrea said...

Ooooooh! I love Dave and Susie already!

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel said...

I've always wanted to open a B&B so Yay for Dave and Suzie. Blueberry Lane is a great name. I'm curious to find out what happens next.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

we'll be back after these messages. can't wait!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

And we're off ...

:) Linda

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I'm intrigued......

andi filante said...

I finally got to stay at a B&B when we were on Mackinac and I loved it. I'm in!!

-andi

Feral Turtle said...

Me too! Wish that darn job of yours didn't get in the way!

Kolein said...

I like!

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

David and I have muddled around the idea of turning our house into a B&B many times. Adventures ensue!

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