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I pull the pen from my pocket, then scribble my name on his Starbucks cup, right under his own.
“Say, Mr. Gordon… Can I ask you something?”
“Go for it.”
“You clean pools now, right? Like for a living?”
I blink slow, then return to him with a smile. “I’ll clean your pool for a fee, if that’s what you’re asking.”
“No, no… it’s just, you know you could have been big time, right? If you would have just played one more season, you would have gone top three rounds. I mean, why did you stop playing?”
My wife knows, I know, everybody who knows me knows. The decision I made to end my football career and drop out of college was the hardest decision I ever had to make.
“Sometimes life throws things our way that force us to make tough decisions.”
I still grin when I say it, because the love that fills my life now far surpasses the darkness that overpowered me in my ‘star-power’ days.
“I know,” begins the kid. “But why did she make you leave the game?”
“I left on my own. Ever had sex, kid?”
My wife chuckles behind me.
“I’m not a fuckin’ virgin, dude.”
“Then you already know. Sometimes when you have sex, babies pop out.”
“Why didn’t you make her abort it?”
-Thomas M. Watt
love that fills my life now far
surpasses the darkness that
overpowered me in my ‘star-power’
days.’ You are amazing. I cannot wait to read more pages. I am so glad that I found you…, or was it the other way around ? Either way, your work is wonderful !
Haha, I’m taken aback by your complements! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my writing… We found each other ; ). Comments like yours fuel me, thank you so much neurotic!
Intriguing 🙂 is this a tease or are you going to publish your book. Your writing is good…don’t let your talent go to waste
Wow, thank you so much, Julie! I’m honored by your complements.
The book can be read in full on November 20th, though it is available for pre-order today. I will be posting one page per day up until the date of its release.
Great idea, I like it. How would you describe you story? Contemporary, erotic???? 🙂
Oooh you’re in for a shock, Julie… ; )
– My Romance Addiction 🙂
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Wow, you are incredible. Thank you Renee, reblog as much as you’d like.
Whoa! This sounds like it’s going to be an interesting story. Can’t wait for more.
Thank you, B.C. ! This is the big one, I’ve put months of work into it and am actively marketing it. It will be available November 20th, though you can pre-order it today.
Cool! Will go check it out. *thumbs up*
Thank you B.C. *fist bump*