Sunday, January 01, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday - Calling Home Snippet #4

Hello beautiful people!

Happy New Year!!! Can you believe it's already 2012? I'm still having a hard time wrapping my head around this; can still remember clearly that day in December 2010 when my world changed, and I got the 'call' that sent me on my published writer path.
One year later, and I had 2 books out, and 2012 can only get better (I hope!, LOL)!

And what more awesome way to start a new year than with a Six Sentence Sunday post? Can you say 'perfect timing'? Lol. I've got lots happening, lots of stuff hopping, lots of things planned, but more on that tomorrow. Today, I'm taking you back to the exterior of that private practice in Surrey...

Self-confessed Ice Queen Margo Nolan is having an out-of-this-world moment, when she looks up and finds handsome village doctor Jamie Gillespie across the seat from her. Heat has flared up...

Remember in my last SSS post, Margo was fighting? The tension was strong, atmosphere heavy with a maelstrom of feelings...

But we're starting a new year, and I wanted to give you something light, and that will, hopefully, bring a smile on your face, if not make you laugh outright. :)

The following six happen right after that previous highlighted encounter. Read on for a chuckle:


'...
Jamie Gillespie was definitely a hunk, and at first glance, not a day over thirty.

Latching onto him would be like cradle robbing—she was way over the big three-o, a few years shy of forty, and she dreaded that prospect more than turning thirty, because with forty came peri-menopause; with it, hot flashes, followed by menopause, when many women went mental. Because she faced a dwindling biological clock with every year that passed, the minute she saw a man as desirable, she immediately viewed him as a baby-making machine, even though that had been less and less important over the last few years.

To see Jamie as sexy meant she could clearly picture herself making babies with him—a hot flash crept up her cheeks and stung her skin. She couldn't—shouldn't—picture him as anything but the local doctor. Men younger than thirty had a raging libido—Stop it! ...'


I love seeing this calm, cool, and composed woman all flustered! Don't you? *grin*

Thanks to everyone who's visited - you brighten my week, and I hope to see you often in 2012! Big huge extra thanks if you leave me a comment.

And don't forget to check the rest of the Six Sunday posse - I'll be over to read their amazing snippets and greet them into the New Year in a few. Join me?

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

58 comments:

Angela Guillaume said...

Lol - a baby-making machine! That's definitely one way to look at it... and the raging libido part. So funny - love this! I laugh every time I read it. Great job, sister ... and best wishes for the new year! x

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks sis! This excerpt brings a smile to my face every time I read it too - thought it was perfect to share today :)

Best wishes for 2012 too, Nat! XOXO

Sandra Bunino said...

Hey Zee! RRROOAARR!! Sounds like the young doctor will melt the Ice Queen Margo in no time.

Love this! Sensational, sexy six!

Layna Pimentel said...

Love how you convey her inner turmoil, and the line about the "baby-making machine..." hehehe :)

Great six!

L

Tory Michaels said...

Oh that was fun!

Dee Carney said...

LOL. Love her inner conflict over this!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Sandra! The young doctor will definitely bring her fortress down, effortlessly too :)

Sadie Hart said...

Lol!! Loved this. She's struggling, but she might as well stop and follow the direction that last about 'raging libidos' was taking her in. :-p

Zee Monodee said...

Glad you liked it, Layna! xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

*grin* @ Tory!

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Dee :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Sadie - she's waging a battle already lost indeed :)

Skye Warren said...

Oh my, they both sound delicious. I can already foresee all the fun they'll have...

Joanne Stewart said...

Oh I love this! Her whole attitude just jumps off the page. I think I just added one to my TBR pile! Great six!

Jessica Subject said...

I love how Jamie is able to turn her world upside-down no matter how much she tries to maintain her already set life.

This is such a fabulous story! Loved it! :)

Cara Bristol said...

Great inner dialog. A cougar story, hmm... nice.

karladoyle said...

Sounds like a great cougar story. Look forward to reading it!

Kaylie Newell said...

Omg!! Love it! There's just something about an older woman and a younger man. Yum!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Poor girl. So conflicted!

Tmonique Stephens said...

I love the menopause referrence! Add of dose of truth to the scene. Great six.

sarahballance said...

This is hilarious! LOL. That man better WATCH OUT! ;C)

Cherie Marks said...

Haha! Too funny! I love being in her head in this moment. Great six!

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Awesomely fun six, Zee! I loved her menapausal women going mental remark. :D Very funny and very fun. Well done.

Gem Sivad said...

Forget the future babies for a minute, she's in lust and I'm betting he's exactly what she needs to cure her problem.

Sherry Gloag said...

Guess the young doctor don't know what's gonna hit him. :-) Great, fun six.

E. P. Beaumont said...

Lots of conflict here, in an internal monologue that's far from static. Drama can happen in six lines inside the character's head!

J.C. Martin said...

Ooh! Love her internal conflict! Great insight into her character! Happy New Year, and may 2012 be bigger and better than 2011!

Lex Valentine said...

Nuthin' wrong with a little cougar action. (Says the woman who's been a cougar her entire life!)

sue said...

Happy New Year Zee! hmmm age is just a number.... and I bet they do make babies, or at least practice at doing so for a long time :D

E. Jamie said...

(laughs) Such a fun six!

Carly Fall said...

Are you certain you weren't spying on me in my 30's??? Sounds like a few lines of my life! LOL!

Seriously, great six. Angela/Nat says wonderful things about you, so I had to check you out. ;)

Happy New Year!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Skye - they are both adorable, and Jamie is totally delish (imho!)! Fun is in the foreseeable future indeed :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Joanne! Oh, I'd so love it if you got the book - thank you! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Jessica - Jamie is just the dose of unsettling that staid & straight-laced Margo needs. XOXO

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Cara - yup, tried my hand at a cougar storyline :) Glad her inner thoughts came across

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Karla! xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Kaylie, that's exactly what I thought! And when the older woman in question is totally uptight with a stick up her a*se, well, what can one say but LOL when their worlds collide? :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Taryn - she's not at the end of her emotional tether with him :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Monique! I wanted to ground that scene in, and since Margo is also a medical doctor, the menopause reference fitted in just right :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Sarah - yup, he's in for a wild ride :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Cherie! XOXO

Zee Monodee said...

*grin* @ Siobhan! I thought that remark really fitted, and since it's not something I'm basing on conjectures, I added that in :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Gem - she's totally in lust all right! Totally out of her depths too :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Sherry - Jamie has a wild & rocky road ahead of him with lust-crazy Margo :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks E.P! Yes, it's amazing, innit - six sentences but there's scope to show so much... :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks J.C! Happy New Year to you too, and here's to an amazing 2012! XOXO

Zee Monodee said...

WTG Lex! Hmm, I bet you have a lot of fun... *wicked grin*

Zee Monodee said...

Happy New Year to you too, Sue! Lol, yeah, I guess they do practise at making babies - after all, practise makes perfect, innit? *grin* XOXO

Zee Monodee said...

Lol E.Jamie - glad you got a laugh! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Hey Carly

Lol - so good to know these lines ring true, if you say they look like your time. :) Glad you could come over - and Nat says lovely things about you too (she's a total darling, isn't she?) :)

gemma parkes said...

Intriguing six, l like your character and the emotional turmoil she seems to be going through. I would say to her...grab him!

Jayel Kaye said...

you say "cradle Robbing" like its a bad thing. LOL

Aheila said...

*laughs* I really like the argument she's having with herself. Even when you describe her perception of young men, it feels like she tries to temper the baby-making machine concept.

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Gemma - I totally agree! Go get him already, right? :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Jayel - for Margo it is, but she'll revise that assumption very soon *wicked grin*

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Aheila. It's been fun to be in Margo's shoes, to upset her world with the prospect of lust for a hot young man :)

J.M. Blackman said...

Sorry for missing last week; thought I'd just backtrack to make sure I didn't miss out.

I liked Margo when you first introduced her because of how hard she tries not to be affected by anything around her, so it's great to see someone get under her skin. Especially since it's someone that she WANTS to get under her skin. Great six, Zee!

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks so much for visiting this one, JM! xoxo

And yes, she definitely wants him under her skin, and that's what totally scares her. Poor woman, eh? :)

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