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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors

Welcome to Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors, your chance to sample the work of a talented group of writers. I've been sharing excerpts from my new release The Captain and the Cheerleader. Last week we found that Susan, a teacher at Fairfield High, was irritated with her fellow teacher Robin. Robin bet Susan $50 that she couldn't make the football coach Kurt Deveraux ask her out. We're picking up where we left off last week. You can find more snippets at:


Susan English can’t stand Robin Lanford! She’s so full of herself she irritates everyone on the faculty of Fairfield High. When Robin bets Susan fifty dollars that she can’t get a date with Kurt Deveraux, the head football coach, Susan jumps at the chance to put the little heifer in her place. She had no idea that teaching Robin a lesson would irrevocably change her life, strain treasured friendships, and throw two families into chaos.


Melissa Taylor, Susan’s best friend, cleared her throat. “How long would she have to get the date?”

“Two weeks ought to be enough for an old pro like Susan.” Robin snickered as her gaze swept around the lounge. “Would the rest of you like to get a piece of the action?”

All at once a carnival atmosphere permeated the room. They chose Don Brooks, who taught art to keep track of the bets, and everyone hurried to put money on his or her favorite.

From the corner of her eye, Susan watched as Robin smirked at everyone in the room. Why did Mr. Dennis hire such an undisciplined, annoying child? It would be a pleasure to give Robin her comeuppance. 

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Teresa Cypher said...

~laughing~ I LOVE this scene, Elaine! It's a fun picture in my mind of this group of teaches. Nicely done! Another to my TBR. :-)

Siobhan Muir said...

Fun snippet, Elaine. :)

Veronica Scott said...

I just keep thinking Susan isn't really coming off too nicely here but she sure doesn't see that. Enjoyed the excerpt, the people seem very real.

Unknown said...

Interesting snippet. I cant' wait to see how this plays out. :)

diannehartsock said...

Sounds like trouble's about to start! Great snippet. :)

Linda said...

It is sure to turn really badly. If she doesn't like the guy, she is going to have a bad time with him. If she likes him and he discover that he was just a bet, the trust is going to fall. If I were her I'll just tell Robin to go somewhere I'm not.

Unknown said...

"Old pro," huh? I'd want to show her up, and yet... I have to agree, that guy doesn't deserve to get caught in the cross-fire.

Iris B said...

Great scene!

JTsuruoka said...

Good scene. You handle all of the moving parts-- using the phrase, "circus", is very evocative.