Posted by maggiemyklebust
I’ve been getting up early lately to read posts and drink tea and thats when I stumbled across this post by Paula Acton. It seems I’ve been tagged in a new game…
The idea of the game is to locate the word ‘look’ in whatever manuscript you have lying around, then post a few previous and following paragraphs around it. Afterwards, invite other authors to do the same.
My “look” comes from chapter 15, in my book Fly Away Home.
My heart began to pound as I looked over at the man I once loved, now sitting behind his desk staring at me with utter detest.
“Where were you this weekend Mag?” he asked vehemently.
“We took the kids to Pennsylvania for the weekend,” I answered smugly.
“Why didn’t you ask me first?” Ask him first, who did he think he was? I thought.
“Because you never ask me when you take the kids. You just do what ever you damn well please! So how does it feel when I do the same?”
“Oh, so you were trying to teach me a lesson. Well, that was a big mistake!” he yelled, and pounded his fist on the desk before continuing on. “Don’t you ever take my kids anywhere, ever again, without asking me first! You got that?”
“Only if you promise to do the same. Things are different now and the sooner you except that, the sooner we can all move on. If you don’t, then be prepared to go to court!”
With one panther-like spring he leapt towards me. Frightened, I turned to run but as I fumbled with the doorknob, I felt a quick hard punch hit me right between my shoulder blades. Unprepared for the blow my knees sagged, the door finally opened, and I escaped without looking back.
Here are the writers I’m tagging: