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I Love Dialogue! Drenched - Excerpt 3

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Overall, it's sort of a confusing conversation for Elizabeth. She hasn't ever met a man like Dylan before and he puzzles her. Despite that, she finds herself interested. When he calls to reschedule their appointment for the following day, she isn't quite sure what to expect.
“Why'd you leave, if you don't mind me asking.” “Never date a cowboy.” “I don't plan to. But why?” “I never met one who could spell or adhere to monogamy.” “Oooh, gotcha. So, you're single?” He sounded way too happy to hear that. “I don't date my bosses, Mr. Marshall,” she replied in a bone chilling tone. “No worries. We just sometimes keep some odd hours. I don't want a husband or boyfriend thinking I'm getting a lap dance from my secretary after hours.” “Tops and Bottoms is close, you can always go there.” “Exactly! That's what makes this location ideal.” She sincerely hoped he was kidding, and strongly suspected he was. “You're actually more qualified for my job th…

I Love Dialogue - Drenched Excerpt 2

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Elizabeth Slaton is new in town, having recently moved from Colorado. She's been looking for a job and finally had a line on one with an elder care facility. She spoke to the director earlier in the day, setting up an appointment for the following morning. He calls her out of the blue and the conversation isn't exactly what she expected. He promises  her directions to the facility.
“Where are you located? I can give you great directions and can almost guarantee you won't get lost.” “Almost? That sounds dubious, Mr. Marshall.” “Well, I can't factor in your ability to follow directions, so I can't say they are definitively, one hundred percent fool proof.” “Gotcha. I'm over on the beach. I can get mainland without difficulty.” “Okay, north or south end?” “South. On Twenty-seventh.” “Sweet. Okay. Once you cross the causeway, turn north on US-1.” “Hang on, let me get a pen.” She scrambled around finding paper and a pen. “Okay, north on US-1.” “Have you been to the …

Build Your Faith Through Praying the Rosary

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The following article is (more or less) a transcript of a show I did in 2014, Say the Rosary with Dellani

In these difficult times, having faith can see us through. It isn't always easy to get to church or find someone to pray with you. Praying alone can also be hard. It's not easy to focus on our wants and needs into words.
As a Catholic, I find comfort in saying my rosary. Do I say it daily? No, but I am trying to. It's easy to get busy and forget. I did the broadcast to share it with others who aren't familiar with it the rosary, as well as those who, like me, forget to say it on their own.
Even non-Catholics can say the rosary. You don't have to own the beads to say the prayers. This post is designed to teach you the prayers and how to say the rosary. Just follow along until you find out how easy it is.
I am not an expert. I am not a member of any religious order. I, like you, am looking to build my faith. I am doing so through teaching and sharing the rosary wit…

I Love Dialogue - Drenched

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Elizabeth Slaton is new in town, having recently moved from Colorado. She's been looking for a job and finally had a line on one with an elder care facility. She spoke to the director earlier in the day, setting up an appointment for the following morning. He calls her out of the blue and the conversation isn't exactly what she expected.
Her cellphone rang, startling her. It wasn't a number she recognized, but since it was local, she answered anyway. “Hello?” “Elizabeth Slaton?” “Yes. Who's this?” “Dylan Marshall. We spoke earlier about the job.” “Of course.” Her heart fluttered. Had he found someone else? Was he calling to cancel their appointment? She hoped not. She needed the job and he was the only one who had called her back. “Could you possibly come in earlier than one? I got handed a job I don't really want and can't say no to. I have to be at a Yacht Club cruise and schmooze luncheon. I don't know when I'll get back.” “Certainly. Until I have a j…

I Love Dialogue - Ring Up the Curtain

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Shaine finds herself desperately attracted to Colt, but she's in a relationship with Brent. They have always kept things loose, each thinking that's what the other wanted. Now, Shaine isn't so sure. The entire cast and crew are out for a party, enjoying a casual dinner at Uncle Jay's Pub. Shaine finds herself talking to Colt, Brent and his cousin, Romy.
"When's your next rugby match?" she asked, by way of changing the subject. Romy laughed, tipping his chair. "No matches for awhile. Practice is Saturday at ten like always. Want to come watch?" "It depends on if I've got something more important to do. You know, laundry, washing the car. . . ." Romy grabbed his chest like she'd shot him. "Oh, you wound me, love! Bunch of handsome blokes dashing about the field pummeling one another? What's not to love?" "Take your shirts off, I'll come." "We'd be out of league uniform." "Then I'll pass…

I Love Dialogue! - Beach Babe Excerpt 5

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Fiona and Dechlan finally consummate their relationship, making one another very happy. A few days ago, Cole met a lovely woman named Tielle, the insurance adjuster who is dealing with the claim on his apartment. Now, they just need to find a woman for Hugo.
We made another pot while we contemplated what to do about dinner. His phone rang. “It's Cole. Yes?” he answered, stroking my breast as he spoke to our friend. “Yeah, we were thinking about dinner. No, I don't think Fiona feels like cooking, why?” He listened for a moment, grinning. “Yeah, that sounds good. You're sure she's cool with this?” I could hear a female voice and assumed it was Tielle. Dechlan grinned again, laughing. “Okay. We'll meet you at seven. Thanks, Dude. Tell your lady friend we'd be delighted. What can we bring?” He nodded, listening. “Okay. Now, what can we really bring?” Chuckling, he hung up. “Dinner at Tielle's with Cole, Hugo and Indira—to welcome her to the fold.” “What a lovely …