Thursday, April 18, 2013

Boomer Lit Friday

A weekly blog hop event for Boomer Lit writers

Thanks for joining us for another Boomer Lit Friday. We're featuring an excerpt from I.O.U. SEX, the story of three women who search for their high school boyfriends, decades after graduation. 

At this point in the story, people often wonder who Peg will choose as her private investigator and ask us, "Will Peggy fall for the P.I.?" Not a chance! Here's an excerpt from I.O.U. SEX giving you Peg's viewpoint when she first sees James Hornby. We hope this gives you a clear picture of why Hornby isn't exactly hero material.

He didn't look at all like what she expected. Instead of resembling the PIs she'd seen on television shows, he looked more like McGruff the Crime-Fighting Dog. You'd think he'd have the courtesy to rise to greet a prospective client, she thought. She straightened her shoulders and reminded herself that she would be the one paying for his services.

Not only did Peggy compare "Hornyberry" to McGruff, she also had a few more gems to say about him.

Not that this Bozo was such a prize. With his bald pate, jowls, and round belly, nobody would call him the pick of the litter.

That about says it all. Go, Peggy!


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15 comments:

  1. "Pick of e litter" - heh! Good luck!

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    1. Our friend Peggy has a way with words, and Sandy and I had great fun making her "talk".
      Sandra Allen

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  2. Will she really hire dog-face?

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    1. Only time and "turning the pages" will tell.
      Sandra Allen

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  3. I don't think Peggy cared too much for this guy. Good excerpt.

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    1. Thanks! I think Peggy is just hoping old McGruff can sniff out where her former steady is now.
      Sandra Allen

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    2. And Peggy was expecting someone like Jim Rockford or Magnum PI. Hornby was a definite disappointment!

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    1. I'm glad we gave you a good word picture and that it made you smile!
      Sandra Allen

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  5. Brutally frank 1st impression appraisal. How like life. Well done!
    j.

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    1. John,
      Thanks! I used to teach school, and we did a unit on McGruff the Crime-Fighting Dog, so "life" definitely influenced our description of the P.I.
      Sandra Allen

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  6. He was SO not the pick of he litter! Tee hee...great that it wasn't predictable

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    1. Thanks, Jacquie. It's fun to create characters that go against stereotype, isn't it?

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  7. well hopefully this "dog" won't hump her leg...maybe she should take a rolled up newspaper whenever she meets up with him...bad dog...bad dog...

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