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1/20/13 Six Sentence Sunday featuring Love The Way I Am

Welcome Sixers and friends. I’ve welcomed your comments the past year and a half and hope we can keep in touch when SSS closes the door next week. It’s been a great run. Maybe it won’t end, hmm?

Diane O’Rourke and Tony Flannigan meet again. She’s at home on a Saturday night after working a full shift at the clinic. Alone with BooBoo the cat, she makes herself comfortable before scratching up some dinner.
excerpt in six:
I pulled a colorful print robe over my head so I could breathe and now for dinner.
 The husky male voice from the beach, from my fantasy in the shower, called this time from the screen door at the back.
  “Diane, it’s Tony from the beach this morning wondering all day how you’re feeling and I hope you don’t mind me stopping by like this.”
  Tony Flannigan, oh my God, it’s an omen like money in the bank. “Hey Tony, it just so happens. . .”
  and hurried to the screen door to let him into my life.
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1/13/13 Six Sentence Sunday featuring Love The Way I Am

 

 

Welcome Sixers and friends. I appreciate your feedback each week.ImageAnd now for another peek into the life of pediatrician Diane O’Rourke alone on Saturday night with her cat, BooBoo.

excerpt in six:

Nights are long in March, long and chilly with heavy winds blowing across the ocean. I thought about building a fire and got over it.  Boo Boo snaked around my ankles until I emptied a can of cat food into his bowl and he forgot about me. My new doctor’s jacket felt a bit snug when I finally removed it. What the hell, I thought, must be a different brand. NO, stop fooling yourself and admit you like to eat BUT you don’t live to eat and you’ve got to set a good example for your little patients so don’t overdo it.  

         

      

           

      

     

           

 

 

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.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

10/14/12 Six Sentence Sunday featuring Starting Over

Hi Sixers and friends, last week the watcher,Clifford Lansdale set his dune buggy on a course toward Emily’s husband, Patrick. What happens next changes the course of Emily’s life. As always, I appreciate your comments.

excerpt:

Just a tap to send him sprawling, one tiny tap thought as Clifford Lansdale geared up high, pedal to the floor heading straight for the target. A slam in the middle of Patrick’s back sent him flying backwards onto the hood. The lawyer slid almost face to face with the windshield, his eyes already unfocused. The dune buggy drove on coming to a stop at water’s edge. Not quite what you had in mind, Cliffie, and breathing heavily, he climbed out of the buggy to get the lawyer off. Using forgotten strength, driven by an adrenalin rush, he tugged at the bloodied body until it was thrown clear landing where waves pooled over the remains of the clever lawyer, Patrick Corwin as his body swayed gently with each ebb and flow of the sea.

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Starting Over by Charmaine Gordon

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9/9/12 featuring Starting Over

Welcome sixers to another Survive&Thrive story on this beautiful Sunday as the days dwindle down.

Unaware of binoculars trained on her every move, Emily Kendrick runs fast on the hard-packed sand of St. Augustine Beach. Alone on this early morning, tears spill down her tanned face. Leaping over one hurdle and another, she stumbles and falls. . .and doesn’t get up. A lone runner reaches Emily’s side. Binoculars slam into the widow’s walk perch.

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http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Over-Charmaine-Gordon/dp/1935407791

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/10726

April 8, 2012

Wishing everyone the happiest Easter on this glorious Sunday. Many thanks to those who leave constructive comments. I appreciate your valuable time. And now for a new book, STARTING OVER.

Unaware of binoculars trained on her every move, Emily Kendrick runs fast on the hard-packed sand of St. Augustine Beach. Alone on this early morning, tears spill down her tanned face as she runs to heal her heart  still heavy from the recent loss of her husband. A lone runner reaches Emily’s side.  The watcher slams binoculars into the widow’s walk perch high above from his vantage point.

Excerpt: She ran as fast as she could on the hard packed sand this early morning in February, still cold in St. Augustine, Florida.  Always surefooted, not as steady since Larry died eight months before, Emily Kendrick stumbled and caught her balance. There was a sense of someone watching her, close to her, yet she ran into no one on the deserted beach. Tears spilled down her face just as the hurdles set for the track team came up. Easy leap over the first one, the second knocked over by a careless foot and Emily fell; she didn’t get up.

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Welcome to my new website and SSS. Thanks to all who comment and leave constructive comments. I appreciate your time and effort.

This week in RECONSTRUCTING CHARLIE, Charlie experiences her first orgasm.

Excerpt:

Tentative at first, as if we’d never kissed before and then more urgent, Tom didn’t do anything but caress my back and arms with sensual stroking and somehow in a public place, I caught fire. Our tongues started a rhythmic sucking, slow then faster as heat spread through my body. I moaned as shocks began in my most guarded private core and rocketed through me. Is this what kissing him did to me? Weak and breathless, I fell against him and whispered, “What happened?”

“I think, my Charlie, you experienced an orgasm.”

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