L is for “Love TKO” #atozchallenge

“Love TKO”

If you just stumbled across my blog, for the rest of this month’s A to Z Challenge, I will only be posting the song links that inspired my A to Z Challenge story.

If you are interested in what I wrote from “A” to “G”, feel free to go back to the beginning by CLICKING HERE.

Readers who are on my mailing list will continue to have access to my in-progress story offline as well as be able to make comments.

Bisous,

M xoxo

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K is for “Kisses In The Moonlight” #atozchallenge

Kisses In The Moonlight

If you just stumbled across my blog, for the rest of this month’s A to Z Challenge, I will only be posting the song links that inspired my A to Z Challenge story.

If you are interested in what I wrote from “A” to “G”, feel free to go back to the beginning by CLICKING HERE.

Readers who are on my mailing list will continue to have access to my in-progress story offline as well as be able to make comments.

Bisous,

M xoxo

J is for “Just Friends” #atozchallenge

Just Friends

If you just stumbled across my blog, for the rest of this month’s A to Z Challenge, I will only be posting the song links that inspired my A to Z Challenge story.

If you are interested in what I wrote from “A” to “G”, feel free to go back to the beginning by CLICKING HERE.

Readers who are on my mailing list will continue to have access to my in-progress story offline as well as be able to make comments.

Bisous,

M xoxo

I is for “It Would Take A Strong Strong Man” #atozchallenge

It would take strong strong man

If you just stumbled across my blog, for the rest of this month’s A to Z Challenge, I will only be posting the song links that inspired my A to Z Challenge story.

If you are interested in what I wrote from “A” to “G”, feel free to go back to the beginning by CLICKING HERE.

Readers who are on my mailing list will continue to have access to my in-progress story offline as well as be able to make comments.

Bisous,

M xoxo

 

H is for “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” #atozchallenge

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

If you just stumbled across my blog, for the rest of this month’s A to Z Challenge, I will only be posting the song links that inspired my A to Z Challenge story.

If you are interested in what I wrote from “A” to “G”, feel free to go back to the beginning by CLICKING HERE.

Readers who are on my mailing list will continue to have access to my in-progress story offline as well as be able to make comments.

Bisous,

M xoxo

Giving Up #atozchallenge

As of a few minutes ago, I’m officially up to date with Part 2 of my “F” installment for those who have access to my offline draft of my full A to Z Challenge story!

I’m not happy that I’m going to be on constant catch-up from this point on,  but that’s the way the cookie always seems to crumble with me and the A to Z. And visiting and reading the blogs of other A to Z participant blogs will have to wait until May when I’m taking a break.

Better late than never.

Last night, I was on the verge of giving up on this challenge altogether but when I started to re-read through the emails from some of my email subcribers, I’m deciding to tough it out, even if I fall way behind.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SWEET EMAILS, you keep me encouraged!

Besides the usual challenges of life, I underestimated how hard it would be to write from two character perspectives in the same story.

Anyways….

If you have been following the Part 1’s my story on this blog, thank you!

If you just found my blog/A toZ and would like to read the story from the start, here is a link to the very first Part 1.

If you have not been reading but simply enjoying the links to the song titles, I hope they bring back good memories.

If you are on my email list and are reading the full draft off-blog, your feedback and encouragement have been awesome!

Bisous,

M xoxo

 

 

The Secret Backstory #atozchallenge

*Long post alert*

Humdrum real-life incidents…

My fiction is often inspired by them and my A to Z Challenge will be no different. It will be loosely based on something that happened a few years ago.

I already gave the scoop to my email subscribers so now I’ll let you in on the secret backstory here.

The night before I was leaving on a vacation, I was rushing around doing some last-minute packing when I received a Whatsapp text.

The message simply said, “Hey Nia. It’s me, Anthony.”  Well, you know that my name is not Nia.

And since I don’t know anyone called Anthony, I simply ignored it and carried on with my business.

Around 2:00am when I was finally packed, I tried to get a few hours sleep before heading to the airport. But as Murphy’s Law would have it, sleep wasn’t in the cards for me.

Another text from Anthony came in, asking me if I was busy and why I hadn’t “hit him back up yet”, etc. Again, I didn’t answer. But when my cell kept beeping, I had no choice. I needed him to stop so that I could get some sleep so I texted back:

Me: You have the wrong number.
Anthony: Stop playin’
Me: I am not Nia.
Anthony: Come on Nia.

By now, you know that my sleepiness was gone and I was a little pissed. I decided to CALL Anthony through Whatsapp. Before I could say anything, he picked up, laughed, and said, “Why are you giving me such a hard time Nia?”

“Like I texted, I’m NOT Nia. And if you keep texting me, I won’t get any sleep before my flight in a few hours.”

Obviously, I didn’t have Nia’s voice so when Anthony started apologizing profusely, he sounded genuine and a little sad. At that point, I felt a little sorry for him. I told him that hopefully Nia didn’t give him a wrong number on purpose and that if she did, he needed to forget her. I also told him that if he and Nia were meant to be, fate would kick in.

Somehow, this led into a twenty minute conversation. It was pointless to try sleeping so I gave up, put him on speakerphone and started putting my make-up on.

I won’t go into the rest of the conversation because there was nothing much to it. It was twenty minutes max.

Did I ever hear from Anthony again?

Well, yes I did.

A few days later while I was relaxing on the beach, he Whatsapped to let me know that he had contacted a mutual friend for Nia’s number and that he was happy to say that he had been the one at fault. Anthony had input one wrong digit into his cell. I told him that I was happy for him and that was the end of Anthony.

To this day, I’m still not sure why he felt the need to follow-up with me. But that’s when it dawned on me that this type of random wrong text could eventually make a cute story and I’ve had the idea in the back of my mind ever since.

What if a wrong text or mis-dialed number between two strangers developped into friendship? And what could that friendship possibly turn into more? Kind of like when Harry met Sally but they didn’t really meet…

You know what I mean?

Anyways let’s see how this goes.

For my email subscribers, please check your inbox or Spam folder for your access link to my rough draft.

Bisous,

M xoxo