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Sunday, 1 December 2019

#WeekendWritingWarriors #SnippetSunday - The Matchmaker's mare


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Hi folks, I'm continuing snippets from the draft of my current 'work in progress' unpublished fantasy romance 'The Matchmaker's Mare' which takes place in Wales. The  story is told from three p.o.vs. and two time-lines. Today's excerpt is again from Megan's P.O.V.  

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 (This is only a rough draft to give the gist of the novel, and is subject to change and edits - and improvement on the creative punctuation which is needed  to adhere to the ten sentence rule!) Any feedback gratefully received.


SNIPPET

A Welsh Cottage, A single horse loving dad, trying to build a future for his son, a young woman who has sworn off men and is hoping to make a new start, a matchmaking ghost and her truelove, desperate to get these two together ...and a chestnut pony mare who might just be the means to an end.
Much as she enjoyed her work, and the extra money from the additional hours which was very welcome,Megan sometimes felt so tired she  didn’t feel like doing more than having an early night and reading a book in bed. On a couple of these occasions she found the quilt turned back invitingly, when she could have sworn she’d made the bed properly that morning.


Once or twice she put her keys down on the little table in the hall, and when she went to fetch them they weren’t there and she had to search high and low to find them, usually on top of the refrigerator, or the table in the kitchen. She chided herself for being so absent minded. Another time, she spent a fruitless half hour searching for her comfortable walking shoes and eventually found them in their usual place beneath the hall table, this was the first place she’d looked for them and she had no idea how she could have missed seeing them the first time. 


She put it down to being overtired, perhaps she should try to get some more early nights but there was so much to be done in the hitherto neglected garden, now spring was well underway. She also wanted to find time to work on her sketches and painting. She cleared most of the weeds and brambles from the garden but there was no sign of any lavender, just a few sad looking roses. She took a trip to the nearest garden centre and purchased a few of the shrubs, along with some flowering perennials


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20 comments:

  1. A mischievous ghost. Enjoyed the excerpt!

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    1. You hit the nail on the head, they don't mean any harm - quite the opposite. So glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. Okay, very intriguing. I wonder what's going on. enjoyed the read.

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  3. Seems as if she does have a mischevious ghost or spirit sharing the house with her! Enjoyed the snippet...

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    1. It does, doesn't it! Glad you enjoyed it, Veronica.

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  4. That would be enough to make me wonder if I was losing my mind.

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  5. This reminded me of the time I planted lavender in the herb garden right by the front door. That was when my wife discovered she was violently allergic to lavender . . .

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    1. Oh dear, not good! Such a shame as lavender is a lovely plant.

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  6. I'd say a mischievous pixie was in the house.

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  7. I'd believe I was losing my mind. :-) I'm enjoying this story!

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    1. LOL - one would be inclined to believe that, I agree.

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  8. It does seem like there is something going on in her house. I'm curious to know more.

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  9. You're right there, Michelle, glad to have piqued your curiosity! :)

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  10. Ooh, I like the paranormal element--with a perfectly natural explanation--she was tired. Good way to pique our curiosity.

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  11. She says overtired, I say prankster ghost.

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    1. I think you could well be right there, Aldrea!

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