Monday, July 26, 2010

an excerpt

So after much deliberation I have decided to post a piece of The Panty Sets....the beginning of Lauryn's story to be exact.....

Lauryn-Prostitute Panties

Panty set: red with black lace

            Lauryn sat in the middle of the living room floor of her dingy one bedroom apartment looking at all the bills she had no way of paying. Yesterday she’d lost her job at a small diner around the corner.  She’d walked in and the owner, Clyde, told her that he couldn’t afford to keep her on.  He just had too many waitresses and since she was the last to get hired, she was the first to go. She’d walked home dejectedly thinking that all the ugly things her mama had said about her were true.
            Lauryn Parks had been born and raised in the south.  Her mother had raised her single handedly until Lauryn had turned 18 and decided the south wasn’t the place for her!  All her life she had dreamed of making it big.  She longed to live the glamorous lifestyles of the famous women she grew up watching on T.V.  When she’d graduated from high school, she saw her chance and took it.  Never once looking back.
            Now five years later her she was broke, possibly soon to be homeless, and nowhere close to being an actress.  She’d had no luck at the few agencies she’d gone to when she first got to the city.  Everyone told her to find an agent.  She’d never found one willing to represent her for anything except adult films.  Maybe she should have taken them up on their offers.
  She stared forlornly at the bills once more and then got up and left her apartment thinking maybe a walk might help to clear her head.  She walked along the street in what could easily be considered one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city.  She passed women peddling their wares as the Johns stopped to see if the price was right.  A black jag pulled up to the curb and flagged her down. She stopped, although in the back of her mind she knew that she probably shouldn’t have.  The dark tinted window rolled down and she heard a voice, but saw no face.  “How much?” the voice asked.  She shouldn’t have been surprised at the question but she couldn’t help but to be a little offended. She didn’t think she was dressed inappropriately in her simple white tank top, denim shorts cut off at the knees and some white shoes she’d gotten from the Goodwill.  “Um excuse me sir, but I’m not a prostitute.”  Either he didn’t hear her, or he didn’t care because he asked her again. 
“How much?”
“I just said I’m not a prostitute.”
“I’ll give you five hundred dollars.”
That gave Lauryn pause. She hadn’t seen that much money at one time in her entire life. True she wasn’t a prostitute, but she was on the verge of being homeless. Five hundred dollars would give her the time to find another job.  She took a step in his direction, and then stopped. “What am I doing?’ she asked herself.  She’d heard many stories about entrapment by the police from some of the girls that sometimes came into the restaurant.  She stood in indecision.  Her rent was due tomorrow. She only had one hundred of the two fifty that she owed this month.  She took another step toward the jag.  She hadn’t eaten all day. All that was left in her kitchen was half a loaf of bread that was probably moldy and enough rice for maybe one meal. She took another step. The window rolled down some more, and she took another step until she was standing right next to the car.  She caught a whiff of some masculine cologne she couldn’t recognize.  “Did you say five hundred dollars?” she almost whispered.  “Yes”, he said.  “For one hour of your time”.  He then held up five one hundred dollar bills for her to see.   He opened the door and invited her into the leather interior of his luxury car. Against her better judgment, she got in

(no part of this may be copied, published, or used in any way shape or form w/o the permission of the author)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

And so it begins...

I have a new project that I'm starting.!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Stephenie Meyer's EclipseImage via Wikipedia
So....I am a HUGE Twilight fan!! I finally got to go see Eclipse earlier today. It was definitely worth the $6.50 that I paid for it.  When Edward gets down on one knee and proposes to Bella, I teared up. It was so beautiful to me. Their love is SO beautiful to me! There weren't very many people in the theater. It is Sunday.  It seemed like they may have cut some stuff out. Like the scene in the book where Jacob took Bella to a Quilluete council meeting and they explained the history of the tribe. They made it seem like they descended from wolves originally and really that's not the way it happened at all. I guess when you have to squeeze a lot of stuff into 2 hours and 45 mins, you have to expect something to be cut out. Oh well. I still plan to buy it when it comes out!
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Bout of Randomness

Big Heart of Art - 1000 Visual MashupsImage by qthomasbower via Flickr
So I've just spent the last hour or so customizing and updating my blog. Hopefully that will inspire me to write more often. At least once a week. That's going to be hard since I'm planning to move in a couple of months. My job keeps me pretty tired as well as taking care of my son. But that's what this blog is about-A Day in the Life of  Me...and Aspiring Writer. So as long as I stay consistent, I should improve greatly....

One thing I"m learning about myself is that I'm like super scatter-brained. I want to do everything! I want to write romance, erotica, and YA novels. I see no reason why I shouldn't do it all. Currently I'm working on a novel about a set of twin assassins. Their parents were murdered by the person who trained them, and they want to avenge their parents deaths by becoming assassins themselves and hunting down their parents murderer.  I don't know how I'll stay focused on two different novels at once. It'll be a challenge, but I think I'm up to it.  It'll be even easier when we move and I get that nice new spacious office and I won't have to sit the computer on my lap and type at an odd angle.

This blog entry is pretty much random tonight. Just a little update on what's going on, and what's to come. It's my attempt to get the creative juices flowing.

I downloaded Google Chrome the other day. I'm very pleased with it. It really helps the creativity. Plus, the Wikipedia app is super helpful. Wikipedia and Google are my go to sites when it comes to research. Speaking of research: I tried to do a little at the local public library today. They have tons of book, but nothing on hit men. Very frustrating! Guess I'm gonna have to guess, rely on my go to sites, and make some stuff up.

I gotta go to work in the morning though, so peace out! Before I go though.....some inspiration for you.... (It wouldn't let me post it at the bottom. I'm still learning. But I hope the picture above is inspirational to you)

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