12/23/12 Six Sentence Sunday featuring Love The Way I Am

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Welcome to almost the night before Christmas. “May your days be merry and bright and may all your Christmas’s be white. . .” from the lovely old song “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.”

When last we met, Diane was in the cabana at her beach house enjoying a shower while fantasizing about Tony Flannigan.

excerpt in six: And remember, Sixers, this is a fantasy. She’s alone.

It’s Tony Flannigan, Diane. and I know this is improper and you might scream, call for the police, but please just listen.” Now he rinses off the shampoo and pours some conditioner on my hair.

Blinking, I turn to look at the man in my shower, realize I’m naked, he’s in his bathing suit and what he’s doing feels wonderful and not respectable for the plump pediatrician.

Shampoo finished Tony turns me around and massages my neck and shoulders with soap saying, “Listen, okay?”

At this moment I don’t care what he’s about to tell me, just don’t stop with the massage. No one, no man has touched me with so much tenderness since maybe college, and back then every guy just wanted to get laid.

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This entry was posted on December 23, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , ,fantasizing,cabana,shower

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12/16/12 Six Sentence Sunday featuring Love The Way I Am

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Welcome dear Sixers and friends. In a country torn again with sadness, we grieve the loss of children who never had a chance to grow old; to leave a mark on society except for sweet innocense. And to the adults who tried to shield them before disaster and lost their lives, my heart breaks for their families.

We move on as always. This week is more about the life of a young woman and a man who meet on the packed sand of St. Augustine Beach. When last seen, Tony Flannigan waved and ran off down the beach.

excerpt: One of the pre-requisites for a beach house is an outdoor shower. When I bought the old house, I had a contractor tear down the dilapidated shower and build a first class cabana for me; changing room, sauna, the works. In I went, dreams of the unattainable Mr. Flannigan swirling around in my head.  I could have used some help peeling off the swim suit from hell, managed not to look in the full-length mirror and stepped into the shower stall. Water temperature perfect, I reached for the vanilla scented shampoo Tony mentioned and pouring too much on my head, I closed my eyes to protect them from soap bubbles and  fantasized. A girl can dream, can’t she?

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This entry was posted on December 9, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , .

12/9/12 Six Sentence Sunday featuring Love The Way I Am

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Welcome sixers and friends. Thanks for the lovely responses to Love The Way I Am.     Today at last weeks meeting: a woman, a man, a beach at sunset. He trips over a mound of sand to find her. Tide is rolling in. What happens next?

excerpt in six: Tony Flanigan speaks first.

“You know my name and profession; I know almost nothing about you except you use vanilla scented shampoo, your neck and shoulders are tense but your skin is perfect.”

I stopped in the hot sand, regrouped belief in myself with a few deep breaths: I may be  overweight but so what; I’m proud of my accomplishments. “Diane O’Rourke, pediatrician at the walk-in clinic in town.”

Fortified by the mental shot in the butt, I trudged behind Tony like a chubby squaw. When we reached the wooden planks to my house, I said, “Thanks, nice meeting you, Tony.”

He waved and ran off.

 

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This entry was posted on December 9, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , .

12/2/12 Six Sentence Sunday featuring Love The Way I Am

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Welcome Sixers and friends to December, the shortest day coming soon. Do we care? No. Because after that we add another minute of precious daylight to brighten our lives.

I continue with my short story, Love The Way I Am where the competent, insecure about herself, pediatrician meets the hands-on physical therapist and falls in love. Not exactly. She’s dazzled by Tony Flanagan. Enjoy my six.

excerpt:

“I’m in kind of a hurry to see a client in half an hour and I need a shower after a meeting like this.” Tony grinned and indicated his sand-covered hard body deliciousness where a six pack of ab muscles dared to show through.

The only heat between us would be the Florida sun once I stood up.  I had to be at the pediatric walk-in clinic before long, needed a shower and the tide was rolling in fast. I scrambled around on hands and knees gathering my belongings and finally struggled to a standing position. Clumps of sand fell off my body yet Tony stood there, waiting for me.

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11/25/12 Six Sentence Sunday featuring Love The Way I Am

Welcome Sixers and friends as the year, like all good stories,  hurries to a conclusion. I say what’s the rush? Take your time; savor each moment while we’re here. Last week our young woman on the beach was stumbled upon by, what else, a handsome young man. She’s concerned once he discovers her not-so-svelte body, he’ll run screaming away. The plot thickens. At this point, he’s concerned she might be injured under the thick cover of wet sand.

excerpt:

“I’m Tony Flannigan, physical therapist at the clinic in town and I work free-lance.”

Expert hands examined my neck, shoulders and fingers reached through curly blond hair to press my scalp. Peering through my dark wrap-around sun glasses, Tony smiled the whitest smile on the East coast and said, “Are your ribs okay?”

Panic set in because Tony wouldn’t be able to find my ribs with all the donuts stuck to them. A lesson from childhood to clean your plate because good food sticks to your ribs. I sat up, slipped the big beach wrap over my head and shoulders and said I was fine.

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http://www.vanillaheartbooksandauthors.com/ where you can read chapters on my author page

http://www.amazon.com/Sin-of-Omission-ebook/dp/B007XA9V2I
http://www.amazon.com/Now-What-Charmaine-Gordon/dp/193540797X
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/7283 – one of the ibookbuzz book club selections this month, Yay! http://bit.ly/pfjmjs
http://www.amazon.com/Be-Continued-Charmaine-Gordon/dp/1935407430
http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Over-Charmaine-Gordon/dp/1935407791
http://www.amazon.com/Charmaine-Gordon/e/B001K8UF7O
http://www.amazon.com/Reconstructing-Charlie-Charmaine-Gordon/dp/1935407910

11/18/12 Six Sentence Sunday featuring Love The Way I Am

Today we have a beach, a young woman napping, almost buried under a blanket of packed sand with the tide coming in. Welcome Sixers to another adventure in this short story of romance with, of course, complications. Just like real life.

excerpt:

Pain and all the air whooshed out of me as something fell across my body.

A man’s voice deep, concerned spoke in a rush,  “I was running and tripped over. . .well I didn’t realize someone was under the sand and oh God, I hope you’re all right.”

“Oh,” I moaned and tried to get up but the sand held me down and so did he.  I opened my eyes and through the sunglasses saw Antonio Banderas, not really the actor but he sure looked like him. I almost said, “Kiss me before the tide washes away the sand and you’ll run screaming from my fatness,” but I didn’t. I just laid there like a lox on a plate, continued to moan and that’s the moment I fell in love with him: one of the moments.

www.sixsunday.com for more snippets

http://www.vanillaheartbooksandauthors.com/ where you can read chapters on my author page

http://www.amazon.com/Sin-of-Omission-ebook/dp/B007XA9V2I
http://www.amazon.com/Now-What-Charmaine-Gordon/dp/193540797X
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/7283 – one of the ibookbuzz book club selections this month, Yay! http://bit.ly/pfjmjs
http://www.amazon.com/Be-Continued-Charmaine-Gordon/dp/1935407430
http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Over-Charmaine-Gordon/dp/1935407791
http://www.amazon.com/Charmaine-Gordon/e/B001K8UF7O
http://www.amazon.com/Reconstructing-Charlie-Charmaine-Gordon/dp/1935407910

11/11/12 Six Sentence Sunday featuring Love The Way I Am

Welcome Sixers and friends. Today we honor our Veterans. Men and women who, when they enlist, promise to give their lives to our country if necessary. God bless them.

This week I introduce a short story, Love The Way I Am. Read on.

excerpt:

“She’s sleepin’,”I heard the smallest boy say as little fingers lifted my sunglasses and dropped them back on my sun burned nose. Almost sleeping, I thought, eyes closed so easy to doze in the hot sun, heavy wet sand covering most of my ample body. This band of munchkins wore themselves out carrying little red, blue, and striped plastic pails of sand. When a high pitched voice interrupted my reveries to ask if they could cover my toes, I’d said sure. Little did I know they’d get carried away and create a hill at this end of St. Augustine Beach and little did I know they would abandon me for cookies and juice as the tide began to roll back in.  You too can be replaced by a cookie; should be posted at the beach and given along with every birth certificate.

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