Friday, July 27, 2012

Reconnecting With Pleasure



What we want you to do this weekend is to give us a 33-word opening line to your book.  That's it.
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Something about this place; something about them alone in a rented Mackinaw cottage. Blistering heat at midnight seduced Gabby to skinny-dip purely to lower their bodies' heat breaking the awkwardness of their reconnection.



46 comments:

  1. This sounds like an interesting and fun (?) story. The reconnection is a great grabber.

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    1. Skinny dipping is ALWAYS fun and often leads to trouble when done in mixed company. Reconnecting has been on my mind lately.

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    2. I totally agree with you on both points! I saw your post about your life changing event. I hope you are well now.

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    3. I'm doing great! Thank you for asking. Life changing only in that my accident left me realizing how fortunate I was and how fragile quality of life truly is.

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  2. Sure caught my attention. Great job Gina!

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    1. Kenya, it goes on and on from there!

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  4. I was just thinking the other day I've never been skinny dipping (or chunky dunking in my case). Such a good start to the story!

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    1. Do it every opportunity you have! There is nothing like it! Thanks, Jeanna.

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  5. Hey Gina! Been thinking about you and how you ARE?!? Better and better I hope :) This is definitely a "grabby" beginning for a story!

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    1. Hey, it's Libby...the comments that are just above this from 'yeaokthen.' Those are from me - LOL! My son was on this computer and I did not log him off (sigh).

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    2. Hey, Libby. Thanks for clarifying. Not saying I was a little freaked out but...been there done that, too!

      I'm great! It's been one month today and I'm doing better than expected. Thanks so much for thinking of me and asking.

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    3. Oh and thanks for thinking it's grabby too! My name was almost Gabby, or gabrielle, so that's why I used her here.

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    1. That's right! You should hear what's next but what comes after that is even better!

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    1. I sure hope I have the opportunity. LOTS more to tell.

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  8. Yeah. Breaking Awkwardness 101: Skinny dipping. Yayyyy!
    :)

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    1. Skinny dipping is the ultimate ice breaker! No choice but to move forward from there.

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  9. Um, it sounds like 'connecting' won't be too long now! It might not do much to lower their body temperatures, though...

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    1. I know for a fact that being in the water lowers "actual" body temp but might not reduce the " heat" of the situation. But I din think they really wanted that. It was just an excuse to be close.

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  10. Definitely want to know more about this reconnection...there are always extra layers to a reconnection as opposed to a new connection.

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    1. I would agree with you there on the difference of a reconnection. These two have a very loooong history together and way too much "heat" to handle.

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  11. Sounds like a hot and steamy romance to me!! I'd keep reading.

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    1. It sounds like it's off to a good, hot and steamy start. Thanks!

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  12. Definitely gets the interest by raising some questions. Why the awkwardness? Why there? Why reconnecting?

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    1. Years spent apart (or maybe age difference?). Special place to both? A phone call brought them in touch again? All kinds of possibilities!

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  13. It leaves me with lots of questions. Mainly what's the reconnection about? Great job!

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    1. Lost a one true love years ago maybe. Timing right (or still wrong) now? Thanks, Mags.

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  14. Excellent grabber - I want to know all about the reconnection too!

    Anna :o]

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    1. Thanks, Anna! Gave it a shot. Love reconnecting with special people!

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  15. Ooh, I definitely want to read more!!!

    Megan :)

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  16. The phrase "blistering heat at midnight" is just great; if you mean Michigan, that must be one heck of a summer!

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    1. The Midwest has been blasted with heat this summer. The only way to contend with it is seeking water. Yes, Mackinaw is in Michigan.

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  17. Sounds like an intriguing romance in the woods! Go and get reconnecting!

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    1. I'm sure they connected the moment they saw each other then again skinny dipping!

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  18. A friend of mine recently sent me a short story to proofread. In it, she has two middle-aged adults who reconnect and end up unclothed in a spring. This reminded me of that, obviously. I like your comments, encouraging people to try skinny dipping. :-)

    Thanks for linking up this weekend. Hope to see you back again soon.

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    1. Something about people reconnecting and getting naked...

      EVERYONE should skinny dip as often as the opportunity presents itself. I've been very lucky there.

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  19. I really love the name Gabby. It makes me think of a funny and funky kinda girl. And it's not overused. (I've encountered a lot of Emilys and Emmas in stories lately.)

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    1. That was my original name at the hospital. Then they changed it.

      The woman in this story is very fun AND quirky!

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  20. There is something very liberating about skinny-dipping. Haven't done it in decades. :)

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  21. Blistering heat and reconnection. I love it already.

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    1. Blistering Heat + An Originally HOT Relationship = Way Too Much Heat To Handle

      thanks!

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