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Notable Narrative - Indian Summer Shark Attack!

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Sometimes, it isn't just dialogue or a steamy love scene that captures the interest. This particular scene is one I wrote when I first started Indian Summer nearly 20 years ago. I began the novel, but couldn't capture Gabriella's voice. Discouraged, I put the notebook in a drawer and left it. One day, I was cleaning the drawer and found the notebook once more. I read through it, discarding most of it as crap, but this scene, I kept. I found Gabriella's voice in this scene and was able to begin again. This scene is almost word for word what I originally wrote.
The ocean felt blood warm and comforting. I hadn't realized how much my body ached from my new activities. The tension of the last few weeks washed from my body as the water closed over me. It buoyed me up, letting me float gently on the waves. I closed my eyes to the bright morning sun and rested. I didn't realize how far I drifted, for the tide was going out. I heard a noise, a shout from the beach and lo…

The Unfit Author Week of May 25 - 31, 2015

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Below are the songs I danced to 5/25/15: Duration Song and Artist Time 4:41 Superstitious – SRV 11:42 AM 3:35 Waiting for You – Chromeo 12:40 PM 3:21 Ain't No Grave – Crooked Still 3:11 4:08 Stepping Stone – Hendrix 4:56 4:48 You Did – Chuck Prophet 8:33 5:26 Like the Way I Do – Melissa Etheridge 10:03 25:19
Below are the songs I danced to 5/26/15: Duration Song and Artist Time 5:54 Send Me – the Dirty Heads 1:01 PM 8:00 Stretched until I pulled something in my back 8:52-9:00 14:54
5/27/15: I was lazy today. I had class followed by a show.
Below are the songs I danced to 5/28/15: Duration Song and Artist Time 6:54 Send me – Dirty Heads 10:44 AM 3:31 Brother – Needtobreathe 11:47 5:54 Criminal – Revivalists 12:51 PM 3:50 Fuck You – CeeLo Greene 2:19 3:07 Jungle – Jamie N Commons 8:58 3:04 Clackin' Heels – He's my Brother She's my Sister 11:16 4:07 Flower – Cody Simpson 12:36 AM 29:08
Below are the songs I danced to 5/29/15: Du…

I Love Dialogue from Love, Death and Pizza 3

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Brock finds himself in a pickle the day after Tack's death. The police seem to think that he's the perfect candidate for a murder suspect, and send the Evil Bobsey Twins to arrest him. As they escort him to the car, Brock collapses and is rushed to the hospital instead. When he wakes, he finds that Adrianna is there. She and his parents told the hospital she is Brock's wife so that she can stay there with him. There are police officers on his door as a precaution, though it's unneeded. They're on break, so Jake the orderly comes in to keep an eye on Brock. Adrianna heads downstairs for coffee. Brock and Jake watch her head to the elevator.
Damn, that woman had a sexy walk. I enjoyed watching her down the hall as she headed toward the elevator. My view got blocked as the door swung closed, but I watched long enough to get a good taste of what I was missing. "Dammit." I bit my knuckle and tried not to cry. “Dammit!” I pounded on the bed with a clenched fist. J…

The Unfit Author - Week of May 18 - 24, 2015

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Below are the songs I danced to 5/18/15: Not sure what happened today. I didn't make a note. I think I was just lazy. I did a lot of cleaning and sorting today, so I didn't get as much dancing in.
Duration Song and Artist Time 5:54 Criminal – Revivalists 11:24 AM 4:48 You Did – Chuck Prophet 9:45 PM 10:02
Below are the songs I danced to 5/19/15: Duration Song and Artist Time 4:07 Happy – Pharrell Williams 12:13 PM 3:16 Jungle – Jamie N Commons 12:55 3:12 Use Me – Beans & Fatback 4:43 4:15 Give Me Strength – Over the Rhine 10:30 5:05 Harvest Moon – Neil Young 11:30 19:55
Below are the songs I danced to 5/20/15: Had writing group today and didn't feel like doing much after being out in the heat. Duration Song andArtist Time 3:38 Flower – Cody Simpson 10:07 AM 4:02 Into the Ocean – Blue October 11:11 7:40
Below are the songs I danced to 5/21/15: I didn't dance today, but I did stretch for 20 minutes 7:35 PM – 7:55 PM
Below are the songs I …

I Love Dialogue from Love, Death and Pizza 2

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Adrianna Hasselhoff, the beauty queen assistant district attorney, goes over to Brock's house for an informal interview the night after Tack's death. She asks him if he can think of anyone else who would make a better suspect for the police. Although he'd already been playing with that idea, Brock decides he doesn't like the idea of making his suspicions official.
Much as I was attracted to Adrianna Hasselhoff, I wasn't in the mood for her questions anymore. "I'm not prepared to be the town snitch," I said quietly. She could tell from my tone that I was angry. Sadness filled her eyes and she shut off her recorder. Sighing heavily, she sat back on her stool, taking the clips out of her hair. She shook her head a little, letting the hair fall where it wanted. She looked even prettier with it down, kind of vulnerable and a lot younger than I first thought. Closing my eyes against the tempting sight, I inhaled deeply. Which was really a mistake, because her p…

The Unfit Author - Week of May 11 - 17, 2015

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Overall, did a little better this week. I really pushed myself. I have gotten where I miss the activity if I don't keep up with it. My body seems to sense when it's time to get up and dance.
Below are the songs I danced to 5/11/15: I didn't feel very well today, as evidenced by the fact I only danced once. Duration Song & Artist Time 6:54 Send Me – Dirty Heads 10:54 AM
Below are the songs I danced to 5/12/15: Duration Song & Artist Time 2:27 Hotel Song – Josh and Larkin 3:29 PM 4:24 Owner of a Lonely Heart – Yes 4:47 25:00 Stretched watching Netflix 8:27-8:52 4:13 Vampires – Ballroom Thieves 11:20 36:04
Below are the songs I danced to 5/13/15: I have no excuse for today. Duration Song & Artist Time 5:06 Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker 10:51 AM 21:00 Stretched watching Netflix 1:01-1:22 27:06
Below are the songs I danced to 5/14/15: Duration Song & Artist Time 9:34 300 Rise of an Empire 10:36 AM (did a lot of leg work and damn ne…

I Love Dialogue from Love, Death and Pizza

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Brock Parnell's life seems pretty mundane, except for the presence of Tack Carmichael. Since eighth grade, Tack has managed to make Brock's life a living hell. On the 11:00 News that night, Brock hears the announcement that Tack Carmichael is dead. He's pretty happy about that, until the cops knock on his door and take him in for questioning. Apparently, whoever shot Tack, used Brock's gun. He's been grilled by several people, including a beautiful assistant district attorney, but has nothing much to say, since he's not guilty. It's late at night and Brock is tired. He puts his head down on the table between rounds.
Someone pulled a chair up next to me and sat down. Whoever it was smelled like stale cigarettes and old coffee. "Hey, Brock." It was my friend Sam. I grunted, tipping my head to the side so I could see him with one eye. "What?" "They wanted me to come talk to you." "Sam, I swear to you, I didn't kill Tack. I didn…

The Unfit Author - Week of May 4 - 10, 2015

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I have been lax in posting, but I have been trying to do something each day. You'll see that some days I am far more successful than others. I've been really bad lately, allowing myself get roped into Netflix marathons. I do try to get up and do something, or stretch, but I'm pretty bad about it for the most part.
Below are the songs I danced to 5/4/15: Duration Song & Artist Time 5:34 Wake Up – Arcade Fire 11:50 AM 3:59 Food Chain – Eric Huntchinson 1:31 PM 3:38 Come on Get Higher – Matt Nathenson 6:21 5:30 Haus – Oberhoffer 7:09 7:35 The End – Gov't Mule 10:00 3:07 Jungle – Jamie N Commons 11:28 28:03
5/5/15: I had a lot of trouble breathing today. I've been fighting off a sinus infection since March, but it finally caught up with me. I did some stretching, even if I didn't dance. 9:24 – 9:35 AM 9:41 – 9:58 PM Total = 28 minutes
Below are the songs I danced to 5/6/15: Today, I had writing group and came home feeling pretty rotten. The sinus t…