It's Sunday, and I'm jumping like a Duracell bunny on steroids here because tomorrow my kids go back into school! Summer break is finally over for them, and I'm in the mood for celebrating - join me? :)
And since it's Sunday, what best way to party than with Six Sentence Sunday? I've been racking my brain trying to come up with a suitable excerpt for today, and that's when my editor's voice rang inside my head. Today I'll show you one of her favourite passages in the book, and I hope, bring on another laugh... while I show my soap-opera-fangirl roots.
So last week, we left Margo pondering about the raging libido of men younger than thirty, and how these men make perfect baby-making machines... Lol. If you thought that was 'twisted', read on for some more of the madness that is inherent to Margo's life. She might appear cold, rational, and totally unruffled, but mind you - appearances can be very deceptive...
This excerpt is taken from Chapter 2. It's the next day after the happenings in Chapter 1 (which you can read here, and from which all my previous SSS snippets from Calling Home are taken).
Hunky village doctor Jamie Gillespie is staying in his uncle's double-fronted Victorian house in Camberry, Surrey. The other half of the house is up for sale, and would you know it - Margo Nolan is looking for a new house that can also accommodate a live-in nanny for her 'daughter', Emma.
Jamie has found Emma kicking stones outside his surgery window. He's come out, they've started talking, and Emma's complaining that her mum - who is not her "real mum" - has totally ruined her life. Jamie is intrigued - is Emma adopted?
Read on for Emma's revelations:
"No, silly, Margo Mum and my mum used to live together before, when I was a baby, then my mum—my real birth mum—left Margo Mum. Margo Mum stayed back in London—" she paused "—some people say my birth mum wanted Margo Mum to have me if she died, but that Granny Ednah didn't agree, so Granny kept everything a secret, and Margo Mum only found out when Granny died."
Say that again? Jamie blew out a deep breath; that exposé was worse than Cliffs Notes for EastEnders. And Emma's mother and Margo lived together?
Margo is a lesbian? ...'
Quite a bummer for the sexy doctor, innit? :) Question is though - is it true? Grab your copy of Calling Home (A Destiny's Child Book) and find out *grin*
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Have a lovely Sunday, all!
From Mauritius with love,
Hehe I love how everything is so misinterpreted by characters, and then they have to figure out the truth. This truly is a fabulous story! :)
Lol. Thanks Jessica! I had so much fun toying with them in this one :) xoxo
Wow, that's quite an explanation!
Guess the good doctor likes Margo quite a bit. ;) Fun six, Zee. I loved his bewilderment at her convoluted explanation. :)
Oh my how did you come up with that? It's crazy wonderful. :-)
Lol Lisa! :)
*grin* @ Siobhan - Emma is the worthy daughter of Margo, with all that convoluted logic that appears to be 'normal' in Emma's world. Poor Jamie indeed, eh? :) xoxo
Lol Sherry - soap opera fangirl roots, I told ye! :) xoxo
Good Morning - or evening I guess. Poo I didn't get notification of this post - computers - pah
Anyway - brilliant the explanation to come out of the child's mouth. Some amusing scenes to follow where he tests if she is or is not a lesbian - he sounds so disappointed poor man
Morning, Zee. I like how you can tell that Emma said everything in two long breaths. And she sounds just like a child. Excellent voice! And thanks so much for the shout out! <3
Lol Sue - it is, in fact, evening here. :)
And yes, that 'explanation' will set the tone for some hit and miss moments between Jamie and Margo - lots of fun. *grin* XOXO
Thanks JM - yes, she did say everything in two long breaths, and to her that explanation is totally logical :)
I don't have daughters, so it wasn't really easy to come up with how Emma would sound. Glad if she comes across as a kid though xoxo
Poor Jamie sounds awfully shocked and disappointed. Can't wait to find out if him jumping to conclusion's proves to be correct or not! ;)
Excellent portrayal of a child's view. :) Love that it left Jamie wondering!
Wonderful narrative through her telling. Lets us see Jamie's confusion and intense interest. Great six!
LOL, loved the reference to Eastenders! :)
Whoa! That was a tongue-twister, allo right! LOL!
LOL...I loved your six...this sounds like it's a fun read Zee!
Love the ending. :) Great six as always, Zee.
Oh wow, Zee. I love your six!
Oh dear. That might have thrown a monkey wrench into his fantasies! LOL
Awesome, loved the little girls run-down and I can see why the poor doc is flustered. Enjoyed it!
Jumping to conclusions is one of my favorite plot devices. Great work!
Sounds just like a kid. LOL. Good job.
Family is complicated, and that's any family. The quick run-down always sounds like a soap opera...
... and wow, did you pull off a lot in six short sentences!
Wow! That explanation gives rise to even more questions! Sensational six, Zee!
Great six, love Emma's
'explanation' and Jamie's confusion. Look forward to finding out more.
I did get the notification. It’s late due to time difference maybe. I receive J.C’s late too She’s in the UK
the first part of this story has him meeting with his boss because he lost a soul. This is how the soul was lost.
Aaaawww... The poor, poor country doctor :D Great six, Zee--got to admit, I don't think you're leading us in the right direction here, but it's going to be so much fun to be along for the ride with Jamie and find out what *really* happened.
Loved Emma's voice here--so authentically childish, I could almost hear her talking. Great job!
Wow! What an explanation! I like it!
That explanation left my head spinning. I definitely felt the same way as Jamie. ;-)
I was all, "say wha?" and VERY glad to see I wasn't alone it it! LOL. Love your six!
Lol, Zee, this is so, so funny! One of my favorite parts, too. Good luck for tomorrow! Well deserved freedom, I'm sure :D x
Lol DeAnna - the poor man's gonna go through fiery hoops with these two :)
Thanks Cate! I tried very hard to get into Emma's persona, to make her authentic :)
Lol Gem - poor Jamie's in for a rough time of doubts and mixed signals :)
Lol JC - I thought, what's the most complicated soap opera still ongoing in the UK, and EastEnders popped right into my head.
Lol Taryn - and Emma said it all on just 2 breaths! And to her that information is so simple and logical. Poor Jamie :)
Thanks Christine! I had a lot of fun with this one :)
Thanks Tory! Nothing like a cliffie, eh? :) xoxo
Lol - thank you, Brenda! xo
*grin* @ Lex - his fantasies took a blow, all right :)
Thanks Angela! The poor doc's not at the end of his tether where these two are concerned :)
Lol Patricia - I love that plot device too. On its own, it's a bit simplistic, but it does add some spice :)
Thank you, Cara! I really wanted Emma to shine in this book - I hope I managed :)
Lol EP - unbelievable, but yes, six sentences only! I don't think any family beats mine at nutty and soap-opera-esque, but complicated? That's synonymous with family :)
Exactly, Sandra - answers, but even they don't make sense. Poor Jamie, he's sorry he asked now :) xoxo
Thanks Paula! Emma's a hoot, I had lots of fun writing her. Not sure I'd want a smart-mouthed daughter like that, but she's a good kid at the heart :)
Yeah Sue - 9 am EST is at least 6 pm my time
Love that explanation about the lost soul :)
Lol Guilie - we're gonna play a little with poor Jamie for a while, but yeah, that's not what happened in truth. Though the way Emma spells it out, lol! So glad you 'heard' Emma - I so wanted her to come across as a kid (and I forgot what it's like to be a kid a long, long time ago...) xoxo
Lol. Thanks Aheila
Lol Krystal. Poor yous - struck by Hurricane Emma! :)
ROTF Sarah - glad you enjoyed it though :)
Lol sis (Natalie posing as Angela - why hasn't this moniker gone by the curb yet???)
I'm relishing my freedom, indeed, lol! XOXO
*smooches the good doctor* huh, what?
Naturally I already know what happens in this, but regardless of whether Margo's a lesbian or not, I'll happily take the delicious Jamie off her. Hehe. ;)
That's one hell of an explanation! Wow. Poor Jamie might be in a little over his head here.
I echo Jessica. A truly wonderful story.
Lol Lucy - get in line, girl! I'd be happy to take Jamie out of these loony females' hands too :)
*grin* Lex - poor Jamie has no clue what he's gotten into, does he? :)
Thank you, Alix! So sweet of you! :) xoxo
LMAO...fantastic six, Zee!! hehe cliffnotes for Eastenders. classic!
Thanks JoAnne! EastEnders - a classic, innit? :) Hugs
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