Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The Wacky Misadventures of Four Romance Writers Run Amuck
WARNING: This post breaks most of the writing rules. Every rule broken was done on purpose.
Tabby walked into her office determined to get some writing done today. Nothing was going to stop her. Opening the door, her mouth dropped. Sure nothing was going to stop her but that giant brick wall looming before her. Releasing a sigh as tension radiated up her spine. The computers were on the other side. This was just great. Backing up into the wall she slid to the floor and entangled her fingers in he hair.
“Hey…what the hell is that?” Brenda asked wide-eyed.
Looking up, Tabby, noticed her partners in crime had arrived.
Sarcasm spewed from Tabby’s mouth. “Ahh…looks like a brick wall.”
“What are we going to do?” Brenda questioned as she looked to Tabby.
“I don’t know. My first reaction was to pull out my hair!”
“I don’t think that is going to do anything.”
“Well, too late.” She turned to show the ladies a huge bald spot on the side of her head. The light bounced off her shiny scalp.
Laughter echoed off the walls of the large office.
“Hey fang girl, shut it. This isn’t funny!” Tabby looked down at the clump of hair on the floor. Tears pooled in her eyes. No, damn it. She was not going to cry!
“Well at least I don’t come to work in angel wings and a halo.” Brenda put her arms out and flapped them like a bird. Her black cape fluttered with her movements.
Tabby pointed a finger at Cindy. “She’s the one wearing the silver jump suit and glittery bouncy balls on her head. She looks like a bad SyFy movie threw up on her.” Three sets of eyes glared at Cindy.
“What? It inspires me. I have to engross myself in the world I write.”
A laugh came from the back of the room. “I’m the only normal one here.” Penny smiled.
All three ladies squinted at Penny. “Shut up!”
“Guess the truth hurts.” Penny shrugged. “How are we going to get over that wall?” She glanced at Tabby.
“Hey, why do I always have to fix everything?” Tabby pushed to her feet and blew out a breath. “Never mind I will do it.”
Tabby smiled. “Watch and learn. As paranormal and SyFy writers we have other worldly characters with amazing powers. You only have humans in contemporary.” Smug satisfaction tugged at her features. “Craigen can get us through that wall.” A sexy angel appeared. Tabby stared as her breath stuck in her throat. He was gorgeous. Tall dark and handsome didn’t even begin to describe him. “I need you to teleport us through that wall. I’ll go first.”
Craigen nodded his head and wrapped his arms around Tabby. Mmm…he smelled good. She closed her eyes and trusted her strong angel would do as she asked. He could do this she just knew it. Craigen lifted her into the air and they started to levitate towards the wall. Tabby hit the wall with a loud thud and bounced off landing on the floor. She lay sprawled out on the carpet. Her head ached and she looked up to find Craigen gazing down at her.
“Sorry, Tabs, that’s one strong wall. I have never had that happen before.”
“Yeah, whatever. Just go.” It was bad enough everyone was laughing at her.
“My turn! My turn!” Brenda chanted as she jumped up and down. “My vampire can do it. Mel.” A tall sexy dark haired vampire appeared. “I need you to break down that wall.”
Mel smiled. “No problem.” He cracked his knuckles as he stepped up to the wall and proceeded to punch the bricks.
Tabby felt her blood boil. Why did vampires have to be so sexy? It was so easy to fall head over heels in love. She was jerked from her thoughts by Cindy’s cry.
“Oh my God!” Cindy ran to Brenda. A brick had hit her right between the eyes.
“Is she okay?” Penny asked.
Brenda grumbled and sat up. Her hand flew to the large lump forming on her forehead. “What happened?”
Tabby rolled her eyes and glanced up at the ceiling. “Your big bad vampire didn’t break the wall. He only managed to knock you on your ass with a flying brick.” All eyes turned to Mel. He just shrugged his shoulders and disappeared. Tabby reached a hand down to helped Brenda up and tossed her the vampire fangs that had fallen from her mouth.
“Okay, I got this.” Cindy replied. “My alien and his high tech equipment can take down that wall. Andros.” A very sexy orange tinted alien appeared. “I need you to demolish that wall.”
Tabby wondered how an orange alien could be so sexy but damn he was hot as hell. She snapped her mouth shut and looked around to see if anyone had noticed. Nope they were all starry eyed too. Lost in their own personal fantasies. Penny was the only on that didn’t seem to drool at the sexy Andros.
“No problem.” He withdrew a sliver gun from a holster on his hip and pointed it at the wall. It made a hissing sound as it warmed up. He rolled his shoulders as a cocky grin graced his chiseled features.
“I don’t think this is a good…” Tabby and the others were struck with bolts of electricity that bounced off the wall before she could finish her sentence. She shook the fog from her head and glanced around. “Damn it, Cindy!”
Andros put his metallic gun away. “What the hell is that wall made of?”
“Sorry.” Then Cindy burst into laughter. “Its made of all the stresses that we let get in the way of our writing.”
He raised a brow as his eyes bore into the four women. “You ladies have some serious issues. I’m out of here.”
Tabby then realized their hair was standing on end and smoke was wafting off their heads. Penny’s body spasmed as the electricity dissipated. “Well that’s what you guys get for laughing at my bald spot! Now we all are having a bad hair day.” Tabby burst out laughing as she watched the ladies all get to their feet.
Penny shook her head. “That’s it. Time to call in the human. Evidently none of your guys can get the job done. And I am not letting any more of this insanity continue. I may write with you guys but I’m not dying with you!” She stood and dusted off her clothes. “Raef.” A very handsome dark haired man appeared. All the women’s mouth’s dropped. A smug smile tugged at the corners of Penny’s mouth. “He’s not too bad for a human, huh?” Everyone just shook their heads. Raef cleared his throat. “Oh, sorry, I need to know the best way to get through that wall.” Penny replied.
“Why do you have to go through it? Can’t you just go around it?” He raised a single dark brow and crossed his arms over his chest.
All the ladies looked at each other. “Hmmm…why didn’t we think of that?” Cindy laughed.
“Yeah, that’s a great idea. See, humans use logic, not powers. Lets go!” Penny looked to the right of the looming brick wall to find a long winding road that disappeared into a dark forest.
“You want us to go out there?” Tabby pointed and shook her head. “No way! There might be lions and tigers and bears out there.”
Penny ran her hands trough her crispy hair. “We have an angel, vampire, alien and if need be a human with amazing reasoning skills. We will be fine. Plus it will be a great adventure. We can’t just sit here and hope that wall disappears. We have to be stronger than the wall.”
The ladies all looked at each other. “I don’t think we have a whole lot of options here. Looks like we go through the forest.” Tabby reached out shaky hands to Brenda and Cindy.
To be continued…
Come back Friday the 17th for part two of our crazy journey written by Brenda Dyer.
Happy Reading and Writing,
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