Still partying – meet-cute release day

August 13, 2014

I may or may not be doing a keg stand right now.

I would like to hear what your preferred main characters are like. For me, it’s the typical tattooed bad boy with a suitcase overflowing with emotional baggage, and an I don’t give a crap attitude. (Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr)
I also have a soft spot for an intelligent man that hides a low self-esteem behind layers of self deprecating, dry humored, sarcasm.
(Ahhhhhhhhhhh…this is my comfort zone of “write what you know” for me.)

Here’s a little excerpt from “meet-cute” of my
main character Elliot at the gym with Chase:

“Four minutes into jogging, I could feel the sweat running down my face, and I was trying to figure out if there was a way to make asthmatic breathing sexy. I was pretty sure I was about to die and he was still standing there being all motivational-coach on me. I was partially distracted from jogging by him running his fingers through the top of his hair.

“So, E, uh, I was wondering if I could take you out to dinner tonight?”

That’s the last thing I heard before my toe caught the edge of the treadmill and I felt my body being ejected off the back of the machine like it had decided only pretty people should be allowed to ride it.

“Oh shit, E, are you okay?” I heard Chase say, but it sounded like it was from far away. I’m not sure what hurt worse, my pride or my face from hitting the treadmill on my way down. “Holy shit, I’ve never actually seen that happen in real life,” he said, and I could hear the concern and overwhelming awe in his voice.

“I think I’m done for today,” I said as I tried to get up.”

2 Responses to “Still partying – meet-cute release day”

  1. Penumbra says:

    I like them intelligent with a good sense of humor :)

  2. Susan says:

    Definitely intelligent!

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