My stories are quirky. I can’t help it.
Some of them are like fairy tales and have a slight paranormal twist. They’re still sweet — no detailed sex scenes — and hopefully they’re interesting. I just know that I have fun writing them.
Here’s a newish short story called Dreaming of the Boss.
Office gossip says that the new boss might fire them all. Jessica is nervous, because she needs her paycheck. But she isn’t really worried until her boss starts showing up in her dreams.
Dreaming of the Boss is a sweet short story, approximately 8000 words long. $.99 on Amazon (click on picture) and free on Smashwords (Link below)
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Besides turkey and pumpkin pie.
The song Everybody by Ingrid Michaelson has been around for a while, but whenever I hear it, I smile. And today, I thought about how the lyrics are true.
Everybody wants to love and Everybody wants to be loved.
Thanksgiving is a holiday that makes us think about that. I hope everyone has loving people to share a special meal with — whether that’s family or friends.
I couldn’t find an official video, so I linked to a live performance on the Rachel Ray show.
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Romance in movies and books is often big and dramatic — that’s why we like it. But I think that most romance is quieter,more simple. I often think of how normal, everyday people meet and fall in love. Few of us will make that exhilarating run through an airport to let the love of our life know that we can’t live without them. But that doesn’t mean that our lives aren’t romantic.
I’ve written a new short story along these lines. It’s available on Amazon for $0.99 (click on photo) and free on smashwords:
Enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving.
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There’s nothing like getting ready to drive home on a cold wet day and discovering that your battery is dead. That’s when I’m glad I have a membership in AAA. I made a call, handed over my debit card, and in less than an hour I had a new battery and I was on my way home, listening to Kelly Clarkson. Hallelujah.
Now, if only the battery had chosen to die before my three-year warranty expired. (I was three weeks over the limit). But no complaints here.
And of course, thinking about the poor guy who had to replace my battery in the freezing rain made me wonder if I could use the scenario in a story. The guy was surprisingly cheerful which made the entire experience more pleasant for me.
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It’s another Friday night after a long week of work, there’s a pile of dishes in my sink, and I’d really like to escape into a good movie.
What kind of movie? A romance, of course. Sweet, meaning no steamy love scenes that will embarrass me if my teenager or MIL walked into the room.
And old enough that I can watch it on Netflix, Amazon prime, from Redbox or borrowed from the library dvd collection. As much as I like going to the movie theater, I have to fit most of my entertainment around my other housely duties. And I like being able to pause a movie if I have to use the bathroom or answer a vital teenage question.
Comedies are fine, if they aren’t sprinkled with tons of f-bombs and bathroom humor. I also like drama and adventure (as long as there is some romance). I will even take sad, although I prefer happily ever after.
Some of the movies I’ve seen recently?
The Vow (2012). I’m a sucker for amnesia stories. And Rachel McAdams is a great crier, isn’t she? I don’t remember much of this movie, but I thought it was fun when Rachel’s character is drawing sculptures during her law school classes. Reminds me of someone who was plotting Regency novels during Tax II.
Cover of Housesitter
The Housesitter (1992). Somehow I never saw this when it came out. A few bits annoyed me, but Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin were cute together. I particularly liked Donald Moffat who played Steve Martin’s father.
So, who has a movie suggestion for me?
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In the past year, I’ve noticed a strange phenomenon. Men are paying more attention to me. Young men and old men. They stare at me when I’m driving my commute or running errands. They watch me with a bemused expression when I get out of my car.
It’s disconcerting, especially when they frown at me.
Then I remember. It’s not me they’re looking at — it’s my car magnets.
I have car magnets on the sides of my Toyota with book covers and signs that read, “Sweet Quirky Romances. Beverly Farr. Available on amazon.com”
Men don’t get it. They read the sign, wondering what it means. That’s why they frown.
One of my friends says I need to put “Author of Paperback and ebook romance novels” in large print so people don’t think I’m available on Amazon.
She may be right. Once someone did ask me if I was a dating service.
Pretty strange dating service with a logo of “The Baby Tree” or “Her Ex Next Door.”
There’s a story in there, somewhere. Girl puts her phone number or email address on a car magnet. Better yet, her matchmaking grandma puts her information on her car. Reminds me of the cute Judy Holliday/Jack Lemmon film It Should Happen to You. Hmmm.
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