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"New at Love" - Excerpt

After today's show, I got to looking at some of my endings. This particular one is from "New at Love" Amanda Bitterson is a substitute teacher who lives alone with her cat, Muse. She's never found the right man to be part of her life. Derrick Butler is a teacher at the high school. Thinking he's a happily divorced man, he asks Amanda out. Unfortunately, his ex-wife, Persephone, is the jealous (can crazy) type. She shaves Amanda's cat, steals a baby to make Derrick think it's his, and kidnaps his ailing mother, holding her at gunpoint. Derrick takes Persephone out, getting himself shot in the process.

Amanda reached into the carrier, gently pulling out a small, scrawny white cat with blue eyes.

"She's beautiful, Amanda. What did you name her?"

"Aphrodite," she giggled. "I couldn't resist."

Muse hopped into Derrick's lap as he lounged on the couch with Amanda snuggled next to him. Aphrodite leaped prettily in…

There Shall Be Great Rejoicing - part 21

The next installment of my short story is up at:!/notes/dellani-oakes/there-shall-be-great-rejoicing-part-21/394861571178