Sunday, March 17, 2013

THE FIRST MEETING




Happy Sunday and Happy Saint Patrick's Day.

 I signed my contract and my release date is 
Feb/March 2014 and we are hoping book two, 'December Road'  will be released shortly after. 

Seasons is a four part Saga with a prequel. Today I've taken a scene from that prequel. Since I've been sharing almost all emotionally charged scenes, I thought some light hearted fun might be good.
 I introduce-- Beth Ann and Kaylob as children.






Set up



It's August of 1961 and Beth Ann had just arrived in Novato after spending the summer with her Gram. While she and her Mom are sitting in the convertible at the train stop she sees a  boy with blond hair washing windows at the old abandoned train station. 

Watching his every move she can't help but noticed he looks very cute from behind. His legs are tanned and so muscular. 

Much to her surprise as she lets her eyes drift up his body to what she assumes will be the back of his head, he is staring straight at her with the most beautiful blue eyes she's ever seen.  

Yes, she's busted. 

He winks not once but twice.

 Beth Ann cheeks glow as red as a fire truck. Which in return makes her Mom think she has a fever. 

The boy see's Beth Ann's Mom touch her forehead and can't help but laugh. Beth Ann wants to kick this strange guy, but her Mom is going on about the new town, their new home, and doesn't notice him flirting with her daughter.

 Later that day she goes into town and runs right into Kaylob. He continues to flirt with her and follows her down the train tracks wanting to know her age, name and where she came from.



                     


July 1961 In Novato California- At the old train station-- Now for the snippet




Beth Ann watched the boy who’d spent the last fifteen minutes flirting stumble backward just from touching her arm. Holy cow, he must be nervous, she’d never made a boy nervous before.


“Sorry if I scared you, Kaylob.” Beth Ann giggled, then she turned to head home but stopped when he appeared in front of her.

His blue eyes lit up as his grin spread slowly across his face. “You didn’t scare me, Beth Ann.” He moved closer, using his finger to lift her chin. “It’s just not every day you meet the girl you’re gonna marry.”


                                    

     From that first moment a bond grew between them and the journey of their love began.







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57 comments:

  1. aww! Brenda I love this scene. It's so nice to meet them when their kids. Great job.

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    1. Thank you Lisa, it's so much fun to work on. :-)

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  2. This was fun. Groovy seeing them in the olden days. lol Great job!

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    1. Olden days.. Very funny. Heck I guess it is.. Thanks Dean.

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  3. omg, I loved this so much. what a way to meet him and how funny. I can't wait to read this prequel. I love childhood sweetheart stories. cute!

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    1. Thank you Shannon,it's been a nice change but I'm still working on book two and three. But can't give any scenes from those.. Not yet. :-)

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  4. Sounds like Kaylob knows what he wants and doesn't mind saying so! Wonderful eight!

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    1. Thank you Denise. Indeed I think Kaylob knew the minute he laid eyes on her. :-)

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  5. I love it! It's cute, it's light, it's sweet. Very nice.

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

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  6. this is so neat after following this for so long. what a good idea Brenda. loved it and I hope you will post more of their childhood. i always wondered.

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    1. The prequel was written first and now I'm just cleaning it up with help from my wonderful editor. :-)

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  7. Aw! I wonder what her first reaction was. Fun snippet.

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    1. Next week will show her reaction. Thank you so much for stopping by. :-)

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  8. Soooo sweet! Prequels are wonderful and fun to write, huh? ;-)

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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    1. Yes they are. Actually this was written first but in first person. So now I'm redoing it with the help of my wonderful editor it should be good. ;-)

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  9. nice way to take us back to their childhood. look forward to what happens next.

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    1. Thank Alex and thank you so much for coming by. Hope your dad is doing better.

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  10. Brenda- Marsha and I loved this being that we are childhood sweethearts and know the feeling of love at first sight after 30 years of marriage we still feel the same. I hope this books comes out soon after because people are going to want to meet them as kids. nice job!

    Brad and Marsha

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    1. Thank you Brad and give Marsha a big hug. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're right. :-)

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    1. Thank you Elaine. Glad you stopped by. :-)

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  12. I love his positive response. i wonder whether she'll baulk at his declaration or enjy it.

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    1. I'll show her reaction next week. Thank yo so much for stopping by. :-)

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  13. Well there's a boy who knows what he wants! And what will she say to this, I wonder? A romantic yet sweet snippet of young love. Well done.

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    1. Yep he sure does.. LOL Thank you so much for stopping by and next week I'll show her response. :-)

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  14. Brenda, I LOVE THIS! Love, love, love it! Sigh...just happy sigh...

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    1. Aww! Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed this... :-)

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  15. Mother thinks she may have a fever - oh yeah! by the way you got carried away with the see's - should be sees -- easy to do I don't suppose this is out in paperback?

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    1. I'm sure there are more mistakes. Thank you Sue. Last night I got booted and couldn't get back on to fix anything. But fixed it now. No, this book hasn't be released yet. Although, it just needs edited. I actually wrote this story first but it was taken out of the book. So now it's the prequel. Thank you for stopping by. :-)

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  16. Terrific snippet - they're very sweet at this stage.

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    1. Thank you so much Willa. It's been so much fun going back to their childhood. :-)

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  17. Awww, very nice. It was good to see a happy moment for them - terrific snippet!

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    1. I thought it would be a nice change to go back to their childhood. Can't share any of book two or three so going back to the beginning worked. Thank you so much. :-)

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  18. Aw, how sweet! They're adorable. Thanks for sharing!

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

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  19. I just got chills. That line about marrying her ... I love it!

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    1. Aww! glad you got chills. They are cute together and next week you'll get to see more. :-)

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  20. Awww, that was beautiful! Loved it!! I've got chills now! :D

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    1. Thank you so much Karen. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :-)

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  21. Goose flesh moment. I love this sweet scene!!

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    1. That is so sweet that you got goose flesh moments. Touches my heart. Thank you. :-)

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  22. Aww, what a sweet scene between them.

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    1. Thank you Paula. I just thought maybe some lighter times were needed. :-)

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  23. Really childhood sweethearts, aren't they.

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    1. Yes, indeed they are Sue. A true meeting of kindred spirits is always special. :-)

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  24. Wow! That's a wonderfully romantic moment!

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    1. Thank you so much. It was a sweet moment. :-)

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  25. Wow, confident from the start, isn't he? Fun snippet, Brenda. :)

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    1. Thank you so much. Glad you found it fun. :-) And thank you for stopping by.

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  26. Aw, sweet. I like the detail of her realizing she'd never made a boy nervous before. Great snippet.

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    1. That is sweet.. Thank you so much for stopping by.. :-)

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  27. This is so sweet! He just lays it out there. Great beginning for these two.

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    1. Thanks Virginia, Yes he does.. :-) Thank you for stopping by.

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  28. Beautiful beginning! Makes their later problems even more heart-wrenching.

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    1. I know huh. But thought it was time for a little fun with them. Let everyone get to know them throughout their life. :-)

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  29. I love love love this snippet!
    Cindy R author assistant

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