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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Saturday Sample: The Captain and the Cheerleader

I'm still sharing from The Captain and the Cheerleader. In last week's excerpt we saw that Kurt and Susan had left for the party. Yes, Susan got her date with him and won the bet.

“Where is this party of yours?” Susan asked as she fastened her seat belt. 

“It’s out on Bailey Road. Do you know where the old Texaco station used to be? A Hispanic guy by the name of Jose Mendoza bought the property that adjoins the Texaco. He and his family like me

because I can speak Spanish. The party will probably be a little on the wild side, though. Jose and his people work hard, but they play hard too.”

A stirring of guilt brought a rush of warmth to her face. I’d give anything if I hadn’t made that silly bet. Kurt asked me to go out with him in good faith, knowing nothing about the bet. I feel like a jerk who obtained an invitation through false pretenses. I’ll make it up to him, though. I’ll do my best to show him a good time. 

“It looks like they’re having the party in the barn,” Kurt said as they turned off the highway onto Mendoza’s driveway. “No wonder. It’s bigger than their house.”

Mendoza had painted the barn brilliant green. “John Deere colors,” Susan said with a laugh.

They parked Kurt’s car against a fence and made their way to the barn. “Everything looks great,” Susan said. “So clean and spacious.” She touched Kurt’s arm. “Look. We’re having live music. They’ve set up a stage at the other end of the hallway.”

Kurt nodded. “I see it. They put the refreshments down there too. I bet there’ll be a lot of spicy stuff and tequila flowing like a river.”


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.

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Kim Magennis said...

I am glad she feels that twinge of guilt! Now, this is where things start getting interesting ;-)

Elaine Cantrell said...

Oh, yes. Very interesting.