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Saturday, October 9, 2021

WeWriWa: Snow Angel--Holiday Short Story

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I'm changing gears and sharing from a holiday short story I'm working on. It's a second-chance romance. This one has a bit of a scifi element. Working title is "Snow Angel". I'm starting at the beginning. Eva, the female MC, is in her late seventies.  Caroline is her niece.  We're in Eva's POV.

     Sometimes Caroline tries to convince me I’m senile. Tries. She’s doing it again. She doesn’t even set my groceries and medicine on the counter before she starts. 

     “Whose footprints are on the porch?” Her voice is scolding when she continues. “Aunt Eva, you didn’t go outside to fill the bird-feeders, did you? Not in this snow!”

     “I most certainly did not. You asked me to stay inside when it’s icy or snowy, and I do.” 

     I’m telling the truth, and it’s an insult when she accuses me of lying to her.


     That's it for this week. I'm sorry for yet another prolonged absence. Hubby's healing is a struggle. Endless Dr. visits. Then two weeks ago, we both caught some kind of bug that sapped our energy--along with giving us both upper respiratory infections. My Covid test was negative--I needed that to go back to work. But I'm back in the saddle again--and keeping my fingers crossed.

     Thanks for visiting! Have a good week!



  1. Julie Evelyn JoyceOctober 10, 2021 at 9:09 AM

    Sorry to hear about the health issues, my friend. Sending lots of hugs and healing vibes to you and your hubby. Really enjoyed this excerpt! I think you captured the perfect tone with these two characters. Looking forward to more! :)

  2. So sorry to hear of your and your husband's ill health, Teresa. Sending healing vibes your way! Loved this snippet! And if the footprints aren't Eva's, then whose are they? Great hook until next time! Tweeted.

  3. Sending good wishes to you and your husband! Enjoyed the snippet...

  4. Oooh! Is something else going on here? Can't wait to read more. (((HUGS))) to you and your husband.

  5. Sorry about the health issues. Interesting start to the story.

  6. I hope you'll both be feeling fine soon. I enjoy stories with older heroines.

  7. I hope you both get better soon! Great snippet!!