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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday Sample

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.

Susan won her bet with Robin when Kurt asked her to go to a party with him. Unfortunately, they drank too much and ended up sharing a bed. This scene is from next morning.

Susan wiped away her tears long enough to find her clothes, but the darkness made it hard to see much. She started crying again when she bumped her toe on a chair leg.

A gentle tap sounded on the door just as she zipped her jeans. “Kurt? Is everything okay?” came the whisper of their host.

Mr. Mendoza! She couldn’t face him! “Go and talk to him,” she hissed at Kurt who’d made no move toward the door. She gave him a shove, and he hurriedly buttoned his shirt and stepped outside. He didn’t close the door all the way, so she heard their conversation.

“Everything’s fine, Jose. Susan’s just embarrassed because she had too much to drink and ...and...had to stay the night. To tell you the truth, I’m a little embarrassed myself.”

Mendoza’s voice sounded kind. “Don’t be ashamed. It’s better to stay the night than to drive drunk. You had a good time, right? Take the lovely Susan home, and let her sleep it off. By tonight she’ll be her old self.” 

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PT said...

Jose makes a lot of sense. And it seems as if Susan is the only one worried about where she spent the night.

Aurora Springer said...

Susan does seem unhappy.

Kim M said...

Very nice save! And quite the way to win a shamed heart.
Excellent snippet, Elaine. Let's hope that Susan recovers her poise.

Veronica Scott said...

Wow, embarrassing all the way around. Although I'm not sure she ought to be crying...great snippet!

Amy Braun said...

Awkward... but a great snippet!