July 20, 2014 by E.D. Walker
Today for Weekend Writing Warriors I’m posting an excerpt from my contemporary romance A Midsummer Night’s Fling about a pair of ex-lovers who are forced to work together when they’re cast as Titania and Oberon in a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
In this snippet our lovers are still fighting their attraction. Both have been flirting with other people, and neither one is too happy about it, yet they can’t resist bantering with each other. First part of the scene is here. Second part here.
Nicola wrapped her coat closer as the wind kicked up, damp with the smell of coming rain. “Max, why do I even talk to you?”
“Because I’m charming, funny, a great conversationalist, full of verve and keen insight, and because I am possessed of a certain sympathetic ear in times of need.”
“No, I think it’s because you’re so pretty.” She pinched his chin and jiggled his head a bit. “Whenever you start being a jack ass I tune out and admire the scenery.”
“You’re very shallow,” he said.
“Hm. Must be the company I keep.”
(Scene has been slightly tweaked to fit in 8 sentences)
Hope you enjoyed! :)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S FLING is currently available in these locations with more retailers and formats coming soon:
After dating her childhood sweetheart Max on and off for years, aspiring actress Nicola Charles is finally ready to move on. It’s time for her to focus on her stage career and stay away from Max–before he can break her heart again.
Max regrets hurting Nicola, but he wants another chance. So when his play loses its leading lady, giving Nicola the part seems like the perfect opportunity to win back his old flame.
But the course of true love—and a theater production—never do run smooth. As Max fights to reignite Nicola’s love, the onstage antics can’t rival the bedlam backstage: a neurotic cast, a prickly crew, and an evil diva of a director who’s got designs on Max.
As Nicola and Max battle to keep the drama onstage, Max can’t help wondering if their romance will end with the last performance. Or have the two of them finally captured what they’ve dreamed of all their lives? True Love.
Hope you enjoyed the snippet above, and don’t forget to check out all the other 8 sentence excerpts this week.
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