Free Reads

Check out the free reads from our Write about what? Writing Contest. Author names will be added after judging is complete.

Here is the basic storyline.

A woman has just met the man she will always love.

Here are the words they must include.

fried – handle – tube – dog – scream – chocolate – ban – ineptitude – run – chipmunk

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The reads.

1 – The Girls in the Bar – Emma Holman-Daley

    It was half-way through my last shift of the week. Late on a Friday night. A long night of drunks with roving eyes and shallow pockets. I gave up on getting tips through cleavage a long time ago – it’s more trouble than it’s worth – so on that particular night I was looking at a handful of change and a cold walk home after working like a dog for eight hours.
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2 – Kismet – Nancy M Bell

    Ella picked the pan off the fire by the handle and then promptly dropped it as the hot metal burned her palm. The fried eggs and bacon landed in the dirt and old ashes that surrounded the fire pit. Ella wanted to scream at her own ineptitude. Here she was out camping in the woods for Christ’s sake, just to please that incredibly gorgeous man she had met when she wandered into the local Bass Pro Shop by accident.
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3 – Out of the Frying Pan – Lillian Sullivan

    She’d had the dream again, the very vivid one, and for the third time. It was always the same: she was in the orphanage’s kitchen and there was a pan of food on the stove. She was desperately hungry, and the food was perfectly fried and ready. She was afraid, though; afraid that the handle would be blazing hot and her hand would be horribly burned if she touched it. She had to decide; in a few more moments the food would be overcooked and inedible. At this point she’d awakened each time.
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4 – Tales of Chocolate Chipmunks – Franny Armstrong

    Having been a complete klutz her entire life, Liza Tracy wasn’t surprised when her morning had run amuck from the start. Luckily, her new lover, Dante Sinclair was patient and kind about her ineptitude, telling her that he thought it was an adorable quality. Love, after all, is blind, so they say. They’d met when he arrived at the college to put out a fire she’d inadvertently started during the first and last day of her cooking class. She’s always thought firemen were hot!
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5 – A Memorable Meal – R.T. Lawrence

    There she sat, a vision in white, with that crazy confection of pink and white tilted at a rakish angle. She was discretely applying a heather-coloured tint to her luscious lips with a candy cane-coloured tube. Her skin was smooth and reminded Euan of a nice bar of candy. My how he wanted to taste her. He shook his head, “Where had that thought of sweets come from?
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6 – Out of the Frying Pan; Into His Arms – Karin-Rochelle Morris

    I tell you this up front. I normally do not eat fried eggs. I have been able to handle them on occasion. This was the occasion. The waiter could be described as tall, five eleven-ish, maybe. He had blue green eyes and a square jaw and the most adoring smile. What the hell was he doing here? Why wasn’t he modeling or letting America see him on the boob-tube? Seriously?
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7 -Just Another Day at the Park – Andrea Dennin

    Belinda’s nose twitched as the man she would marry walked by her walking his dog.
    So, he was the one she’d love the rest of her life. Good-looking, with dark hair and a muscular, tall build. She could see herself spending the rest of her life with him.
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8 – Aphrodite’s Dream – Laura Dunks

    Posing naked as Aphrodite, Leah Harvard stood on a dais with her back to a room full of artists. She glanced over her right shoulder, admiring her reflection in the imaginary water below. She glimpsed a late-comer enter the room, set up his easel, and light a fire within her belly. When Leah’s best friends asked her to describe her fantasy male lover during last night’s tequila fuelled declarations, she had never expected her confession to come true. Now she was under the seductive scrutiny of a pair of auburn eyes, which quite literally belonged to the man of her dreams.
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9 – The Maid – Janelle Weston-Foster

    “Dog is chasing that chipmunk again, devil take him. His lordship should have hung the thing when he refused to eat the scraps.”
    “Harry Fried, bite your tongue. Ye shouldn’t speak so a his lordship. He’s been right kind to ye.”
    Emily laughed at the bickering old couple as she folded the linen bedding.
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Read through and decide which is your favorite. Then come back on March 15th. Winner will be posted at noon PST.

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  1. Pingback: Read the writing contest submissions. « A History of Romance

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