Weekend Writing Warriors: 05/05/13 Speed Date: Lucky #8?

WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS

Welcome back to the Weekend Writing Warriors again. I’m so enjoying seeing my old friends and finding new authors. Hope you all have a great Sunday!

Once again I’m continuing from my newest WIP, Speed Date.  This snippet immediately follows yesterday’s Sweet Saturday Sample (view here).  Roberta is at a speed dating event, her first time, and in this 8, she’s up to date #8.

Henry VIII by Joos van Cleve

Henry VIII
by Joos van Cleve

Five dates later I had the formula down pat:  your name, my name, where you’re from, what you do for a living, do you party, what kind of car do you drive or what’s you hobby?  One guy asked if I believed in a Supreme Being and I had to restrain myself from answering, “Only Diana Ross.”

Bong!

Dater Number Eight sat down, another blonde—my least favorite hair color—although it wasn’t that white blonde that I despised.  His was more of a burnished metal, the color of old, well-worn gold coins.  Red-gold is my absolute favorite hair color for a man—the coloring of the young Henry VIII.  In his early years he was gorgeous, as attested in Joos van Cleve’s portrait:  the auburn beard defining his determined jaw, the saucy look of mischief in his hazel eyes made me shiver every time I saw it. 

This guy, Number Eight, was no Henry VIII.

Hope you’re enjoying Roberta’s  foray into speed dating more than she is.  🙂

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21 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors: 05/05/13 Speed Date: Lucky #8?

  1. That last line is especially awesome – I love the twist from the previous description, lol.

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  2. Love this! I love the fast pace, it matches the speed dating. Her mind is just racing. Love the DR comment, too. Great!

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  3. Loved it! The humor is fantastic! This premise is so much fun. Can’t wait to read more! 😀

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  4. SO amusing! I loved her almost answer about Diana Ross LOL. Can’t wait for more, terrific excerpt!

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  5. Is number 8 her lucky number? 🙂 I love how this is panning out.

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  6. Brenda D says:

    LOL, awesome sample!

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  7. karen lopp says:

    Love the sense of humor and can just see this happening.:)

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  8. Carrie-Anne says:

    I love her personality! I also am not really a fan of blonde hair, though I like brownish-blonde hair.

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  9. danijace says:

    Cool concept. Keeps the conflict going and me coming back for more. Go Jenna! 🙂

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  10. Sue says:

    Doesn’t sound like a great way to meet people

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  11. Toni Kelly says:

    What fun!!! I love the way her mind works!

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  12. LOL I love it, Jenna! I am afraid her take on speed dating would probably match mine if I ever did this. Great eight!

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  13. DIana Ross-hysterical! Good eight!

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  14. Love how she describes what she likes. Tweeted.

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  15. Maybe this guy will surprise her. Fun excerpt.

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  16. Margaret Taylor says:

    Love this Jenna. Nice excerpt! Fav hair color for me is black – pitch black like a moonless night…:D Glad to see she’s getting the format under control, toward the end there.

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  17. Oh my goodness…this is great!!! You even do contemporary well! Tell me Henry the VIII-he’s-not is your hero?!

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  18. Lauren Smith says:

    Great Snippet! I love how she analyzes the dating scenario! She manages to make it sound funny rather than frightening!

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  19. Gemma Parkes says:

    This is fun, love the attitude!

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  20. Daryl Devore says:

    Love the Diana Ross comment 🙂 Great snippet.

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  21. Love the snippet. It’s good that it only took her 7 guys to get the format down. Can wait to see what #8 is like 🙂

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