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Friday, December 3, 2010

The Day Ginger Snapped Part 3

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Here's this week's installment. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it

I stopped to take a look at myself in the mirrored wall of the Lobby and prayed that I would somehow see the young, hopeful fifteen-year-old that I had once been. Instead, all I saw was the over weight middle aged loser that I have become. So, instead of turning right and going into the restaurant I turned left and went into the bar. I found a seat at the bar, ordered a Margarita, drank it without even taking a breath and ordered a second one.

While I waited for the bartender to make my drink I looked around and saw that writer guy sitting at a table watching me.

"Are you following me?" I asked louder than I should have.

He smiled that beautiful smile of his and said, "No, are you following me?"

Honey, I would follow you anywhere!

"You wish! I'm staying at this hotel and I have a 7:30 dinner date in the restaurant."

"Well, I'm staying here too and it is 7:35."

There's that smile again!

"A girl needs to make an entrance." I said rather indignantly.

He laughed out loud, grabbed his glass and moved from his table to the seat next to mine as he said, "While you're killing time why don't you tell me about your date."

"His name is Ben and when I was fifteen he broke my heart."

"I see. And just what made this Ben guy so special?"

"He was the first guy to ever show any interest in me."

"So, you're saying that he was the first boy with good eyesight and half a brain that you ever met?"

I love this man!

"I knew you were a writer, but I didn't know you wrote science fiction."

There's that smile I like.

"Can I talk you into blowing off Super Ben and having dinner with me instead?"



What? Why did I just say no?

"Well, that was certainly a fast response. Do you mind if I ask why you would rather have dinner with this man who broke your heart years ago then with me?"

"I'm on a mission and I have to see it through." I explained to him.

Laughing he replied, "Oh yes, the loser or not a loser mission."

"Don't laugh! You can't possibly understand how important this is to me!"

Be quiet, now! You sound like a spoiled child!

He threw his hands up in a surrender motion. "I'm not laughing at you. I heard your story and I understand. You feel that you need to prove something. You don't have to prove anything to me though."

Oh my God! A man who is beautiful and understanding!

I didn't know what to say to that so I looked at the bar and saw my empty Margarita glass. I wondered why it is that Margaritas always seem to disappear around me. I think I'm being haunted by a ghost who drinks them before I get a chance.

I put some money on the bar and pushed myself up and off of the barstool, "I better go. I'm about to pass fashionably late and go straight to unbelievably rude."

I managed to take one step before I heard the ripping sound. It seems my dress was caught on something and I was now headed for a dinner date with a rip across my rear end.

Alden, looked at me with something that was a cross between pity and hysteria on his face. Then he said, "As long as you don't let him walk behind you, you'll be fine."

I fought back the tears, nodded and walked out with my head held high and my purse covering my butt.


  1. Thanks for your word art! :)
    Oh and give that man a chance, he sounds like a dream!! :)

    Hugs from Holland!

  2. I think writer guy is the one.. :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. How could you be so cruel!!! Now I have to wait to read the continuation??? I'm not a very patient woman!! LOL You did a fantastic job and I can't wait until the next installment!!

  4. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 9 post on Dec. 03, 2010. Thanks again.

  5. Oh this just gets better and better!! I'm really liking this little gal! Thanks so much for continuing the story for us!

  6. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [04 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  7. She's the American Bridget Jones, when I read her I picture Renee Zellwegger - more please! xx Thanks so much for the word art too x

  8. Mmmmm ... do we trust Mr Charmer ???? or is he really Mr Snake In The Grass ??? Cant wait to find out. Thanks again! Oh, & great w.a., too!! xxx

  9. I'm loving this, Ginger!!! With all I have to do before Christmas I should be wishing for time to slow down, but when I read the installments of your story I want time to fast forward, so That we can have the next installment. lol

    Thank you for the word art. Is it advice for Ginger in your story?

  10. I love the installments you have been posting! Totally AWESOME!!!!! Thank you!!!!
    Hugs, Heidi Brawley

  11. How sweet sentiment! Thank you Ginger.

  12. I'm glad I just found your blog, I don't have to wait for the next installment! Thank you for the sentiment.

  13. You should really try reading this story backwards. It's even more interesting. Is there any place it's totally written out so that I can read it front to back in one sitting. It's a great story. Great WA. Thank you!

  14. Great sentiment and love the story!



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