Sunday, February 3, 2013

WELCOME HOME SOLDIER


I'm so happy that we are continuing with Eight Sentence Sunday. Welcome to my page and I hope you enjoy.

Kaylob has just come early from the war in Vietnam and surprised Beth Ann. She never expected him home so soon. But the question is will it end up being good news or bad? 





A rattling at the front door startled Beth Ann from her cleaning. Who the heck was trying to get into her apartment? There were robbers all over the place, and she’d heard about some break-ins in the neighborhood. She grabbed the first shoe her hand touched and stepped into the living room. She’d clobber the holy hell out of them. After all, shoes could be a deadly weapon.
Before she reached the door, it began to open slowly. With her heart racing, she drew back her hand in a stance like a Kung fu master.
“Kaylob?” All she could do was stare at him, her hand still drawn back ready to throw.
    He laughed and pointed at the bunny slipper in her hand, “don’t let it bite me.”


      Stay tuned next week when Beth Ann finds out just why Kaylob is home early.

                                                               Those cute bunny slippers.


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48 comments:

  1. Ah yes, the dreaded bunny slipper of doom :)
    That really made me giggle as it is so like something I'd do in a moment of panic!
    And I'm intrigued, both as to why Kaylob has come back early and as to why Beth Ann might not want him there. And I'm looking forward to next week already.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it and will continue on with his homecoming. :-)

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  2. ots of mystery lurking in the background here. Nice snippet. And yeah! Good for the bunny slippers :-)

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    1. Thank you and --Yes very much so. Book one out of four books. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  3. the bunny slippers are deadly. lol great job Brenda loved it.

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  4. ha ha bunny slippers! I just might run. Cute scene!

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    1. Thank you Dean for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed that. :-)

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  5. hahaha. Oh my gosh. I love it. What a terrific moment.

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    1. Thank you Joanne... Glad you enjoyed it. :-)

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  6. Love this scene! That redhead is sooooo cute! ;-)

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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    1. Thank you Joyce and it's good to be back.:-)

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  7. cute scene and gotta love those bunny slippers and that redhead!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Alex. Glad you like the bunny slippers and the redhead. :-)

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  8. this was great Brenda, i don't remember that scene but loved it!! great job!!

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    1. It's a new scene that's why you don't remember it. I had to redo the beginning of the book. :-) Glad you liked it.

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  9. Attack of the dreaded slippers--very tightly written scene that made me smile.

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    1. yeah those slippers are something. LOL Thank you so much and I'm happy you stopped by. :-)

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  10. Oh lovely! That must have been a heart-rending moment, home from the war.

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    1. Right now it's very touching but something is about to happen that might not be. Thank you so much for stopping by. :-)

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  11. We forgot to tell everyone it was a new scene Brenda and I concocted. Even though I've read it a few times it's still hilarious! Good Job Partner In Lines!
    Cindy R author assistant

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    1. And those slippers are not going anywhere. LOL

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  12. Great job Brenda loved it! and love those bunny slippers. I enjoyed it when you ran the idea by me and I enjoy it now. so so funny!

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    1. Thank you Shannon - you liked the idea from the beginning and here you go. Thank you so much for stopping by, glad you liked it. :-)

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  13. So funny, and so something I would do myself!

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    1. I'm there with ya Sarah. Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for stopping by. :-)

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  14. Hey Brenda! Nice to see you. I remember this one..... I'm posted today also but not on this blog.

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    1. Nice to see you too Sue. Thank you for stopping by. I went by your page and posted I hope it was the right place. Loved it by the way! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Jess and thank you for stopping bye. :-)

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  16. Pink bunny slippers, a pink throw rug AND a pink couch! Where's the man in that house? LOL!

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    1. It's in the bedroom and he's been away at war. He just might make her paint the coach or something. LOL Thank you Taryn for stopping by. :-)

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  17. Amusing twist at the end of the snippet. I'd be afraid of bunny slippers if someone brandished one at me ;-)

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  18. Thank you Clare and so happy you stopped by. :-)

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  19. I was already chuckling that she was going to clobber the person with a shoe, and then it was a bunny slipper. Cute!

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    1. Thank you Laura, At least it didn't bite him. LOL Thank you so much for stopping by. :-)

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  20. Very much enjoyed the snippet, loved that the shoe was a bunny slipper. But I'm intrigued by your foreshadowing of WHY he's home. Can't wait to read more! Great excerpt!

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    1. Thank you so much Veronica. So glad you enjoyed it. And you're right something is coming.... Thank you for stopping by. :-)

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  21. Loved it Brenda and Marsha said she could relate to the scene. She had bunny slippers. lol

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  22. Thanks Bradly, tell Marsha thank you also. I know you guys are getting ready for the game. I just saw this come in before I took off. Big hugs to you both and thanks for stopping by. :-)

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  23. Love your voice! So fun and funny as well. Good job!

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    1. Thank you so much Amy and thank you for stopping by. :-)

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  24. Obviously she grabbed without looking or even feeling.

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  25. Yes she sure did. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

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  26. Bunny slippers are deadly weapons? Funny. Great snippet.

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  27. Pretty scary huh. LOL Thank you Heather for stopping by. :-)

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  28. What a cute response to those weapons of hers! Intriguing set up - I totally want to know why he's early! ;c)

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    1. Thank you Sarah glad you enjoyed it. You will find out very soon. :-) Thank you so much for stopping by. :-)

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