Thursday, March 21, 2013

Boomer Lit Friday – March 22


Today's Boomer Lit Friday excerpt is from Chapter 2 of THE PRINCE CHARMING HOAX, the story of best friends Leah Gold and Roxanne Stein, two boomer women trying to break free of the “happily ever after” fairy tale myth of their childhoods.

The phone woke her. Leah reached for the receiver. “Hello,” she whispered as she lifted her head to see the clock.

“Good morning! Did I wake you?”

“Yes. No. I don’t know…Doug?”

“I’m in a cab on my way to the airport, and I don’t know when I’ll get a chance to call you later. I wanted to tell you how good it was to see you last night.”

Leah sat up.

“Leah, are you there?”

“Yeah. I just don’t know what to say.”

“I really enjoyed seeing you.”

“You did?”

“Of course!”

“Well, I didn’t enjoy it.”

“You didn't?”

“Maybe you and I were sitting at different tables, but the guy I was with told me he wasn’t ready to leave his wife and kids. What happened at your table?”

“Leah, you knew from the beginning that this was a difficult situation. I told you—”

“And I told you that I don’t share.” Her voice rose and Leah began to shake. “Did you think we could go on this way?”

“Leah, you’re breaking up. I’m at the airport. I’ll call you later as soon as I can.”

“I’m breaking up all right. Good-bye, Doug.” She slammed the receiver down.

Will this really be the end of something Leah never should have started? Find out...
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22 comments:

  1. Hmmmm? What happened at Doug's table?

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  2. I love the "breaking up" part. How many times has that happened when you are on your cell phone in the middle of an important conversation? Lots! And since hers was about breaking up, that was nicely done! Very interested to know what happened the night before...

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    1. Thanks, Marsha ;-) Appreciate the feedback.

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  3. Go, Leah! She old enough to know better than to put up with Doug's nonsense. LOVE the double meaning of "breaking up."
    Here's my: Boomer Lit post.

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    1. Yeah, and don't get her pissed off ;-) Thanks for "hoppin' by," Sandy!

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  4. A clear winner here. You don't have to be a boomer to see it, to read it, to enjoy it.

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    1. Thanks, Jacquie. Appreciate the visit and the feedback!

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  6. Great tease in a few words. Men are pigs ... mostly.

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    1. Thanks, D.R. I know, and it really spoils it for the rest...

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  7. No fair!! :) now I want the rest. Kinda the point, I guess.

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    1. Yay! Thanks, Liane, for the visit and the nice feedback ;-)

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  8. Loved the snappy dialogue. Great job. Looking forward to reading more.

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  9. Terrific excerpt! You say so much in only a few short lines.

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    1. So pleased you liked it! Thanks for the visit ;-)

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  10. Wow! Great dialogue, one REALLY wants to know what happens next!

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  11. I very much appreciated that play on words when she says "I'm breaking up all right". That was great. This is such believable dialogue.

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    1. And I appreciate your feedback! Thanks for the visit and the kind words, Lynn :-D

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