It’s been a long, strange few weeks. 2015 seems to be The Year of the Drama so far…with both writing-life and real-life taking turns leaving tire tracks all across my back. Hopefully that’s all winding down. *fingers crossed*
One way I’ve coped with my crazier-than-usual life is to write something new and completely different. (Different compared to the past three years, anyway.) It may never be more than a group of snippets, but it might grow up to be an Opposite-Sex Romance. If I like it enough, I might even try to get it published, but that’s really not the point. The point is to write something fun, something I can’t not write. This story was inspired by a few songs by the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, especially “Was.”
The “I” is Glenna, and aside from a First Draft Squint Warning, I think that’s enough of an intro.
I skulked around the parking lot, trying to decide which car to borrow and almost got caught in a pair of headlights. The truck wasn’t old or new, wasn’t clean or bashed all to hell—probably one like it on every street in Portland. It should get me to California and then, well, then I’d figure something out. Seemed like a decent choice, until I saw the driver.
When he got out of his truck, my plan changed. Sort of. Decided I’d boost him right along with the truck. Plain and on the scrawny side, his hair cut short but not too short, he looked like the kind of guy who’d help a lady in distress. He didn’t have to know I wasn’t much of a lady. Not until I’d gotten clear of the crappy little town where I was born and raised.
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Love this. I hope you continue with the story. 🙂
Thanks, Jennifer! 🙂
Great intro and set up.
Thanks, P.T.! 🙂
Glenna sounds like a real character already, Charley! 🙂
Is plain truck guy going to be another MC, or just a means to an end?
Thanks, Sarah, she’s really growing on me. 🙂
Yep, plain truck guy doesn’t seem quite so plain after a while… he’s definitely MC material.
Go Glenna. And go Charley on trying something new! 🙂
Thanks, Siobhan! Sometimes you just need to shake things up, yeah? 😀
I hope you continue this. I like her voice a lot.
Thanks Gem! I’m glad you think so, because she hasn’t stopped talking yet. 😀
Great introduction to the character. Love the inner voice. Do continue. 🙂
Just in case you missed this: “….little town where was born and raised.” I think you need “I” after where.
“…little town where I was born and raised.”
Thanks, Karen, both for the encouragement and for not squinting so hard you missed that. 🙂
So she got herself a driver on the top of a ride, interesting…
She got a lot more than she bargained for, that’s for sure. 🙂 Thanks for visiting!
Really great intro to Glenna, she sounds like a “super tough” gal but definitely shows a bit of weakness for the mysterious driver. Captivating story.
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