Saturday, January 31, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors Feb 1st: Delivering Love Today #8Sunday

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! This weekend my snippet is from my Valentine's Day short story, Delivering Love Today.

Set up: Kelly works at her uncle's florist and she's doing deliveries on Valentine's Day. On her route, she runs into Jared (wearing a black duster and hat thus she thinks of him as looking like a gunslinger) who needs her van to get an injured foal to the vet. They are in the van together.

Jared clutched the pink bear and stared out the side window. “I think if you're with the right person, you won't ever feel left out of their life,” he said in a quiet voice, and I was inclined to agree. “No matter where they are or what they're doing, you’re in their heart. Love will keep you connected.”
I glanced at the dreamy gunslinger. “Listen at you.”
“Hey,” he recovered quickly, “you’re the one who said you were delivering love today.”
“I know that sounds cheesy, but it’s true,” I insisted.

Kelly Anderson never wanted to be delivering love on Valentine’s Day. But she has no choice. Her uncle had been kind enough to give her a job at his florist after she was fired from a diner, and she doesn’t want to let him down. So she puts on her best smile and climbs behind the wheel of the delivery van that’s filled flowers and balloons. Reminders that love is everywhere except in her disenchanted life.

On a lonesome country road, she’s stopped by Jared Marsden, a handsome cowboy who needs her help, or more precisely, her van. He offers his help in exchange for hers. Is he more than he seems? Will the cowboy disrupt more than just Kelly’s delivery schedule on Valentine’s Day? 

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Thanks for stopping by! Comments are welcome and do check out the other authors at Weekend Writing Warriors who are posting snippets this week! 


Victoria Adams said...

Love the snippet - could just see Jared holding the little pink bear.

Millie Burns said...

Cute little snippet. No post for me today, I'm just moderating : )

Patricia Preston said...

Victoria: Thanks for stopping by! Yes, Jared and the pink bear are cute together!

Thanks Mille!

Veronica Scott said...

That pink bear was quite a visual - loved it! Excellent excerpt as always...

Teresa Cypher said...

"...the dreamy gunslinger..." Why have we women always noticed the bad boys?? Good 8, Patricia. She's a fun, if a bit neurotic, character. :-)

Kate Warren said...

Aw, that's cute! Love the pink bear...nice touch.

Chelle Cordero said...

This is so beautifully light hearted and just makes me... happy. Such a delightful snippet and a great premise for a story for Valentine's Day.

Jenna said...

Jared seems very kind and thoughtful, the perfect man to find on Valentine's Day. Maybe he can deliver a little love himself. :) Great voice in this 8.