Sunday, May 19, 2013

#8 Sunday: Monster Trucks

Hi Sunday Warriors. This week, I've been busy reading through the proofs for Searching for Superman. The book is coming out on June 3, so it won't be long now.

Today's eight come from the middle of the book. The heroine, Stephanie, goes on several not so great dates in a row. The first is with a fireman named Hawk, who takes her to a monster truck rally:

     More trucks, including King Crush, each took their turn in the ring. In the end it was determined, much to Hawk’s dismay, that Big Dog was champion.
     “We’ll get them next time,” he said as they left the arena.“You want to go grab a slice?”
     Stephanie had eaten two hot dogs, an order of cheese nachos,and a snow cone that was the most unnatural shade of blue she’d ever seen. The very thought of adding pizza to the mix made her stomach do a somersault. “I think I’m good.”
     “Oh.” Hawk’s smile faded.


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19 comments:

  1. Usually firemen are portrayed as sexy hunky heroes, so this was a fun twist on that.

    Sadly, I have been on similar dates....

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    1. I'm sorry to hear, Violet. Ah well, they can't all be winners.

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  2. Oh well. Back to the drawing board.

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  3. I don't think this one is going to work out. Of course, I could be wrong.

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    1. Your not wrong, Kate. Hawk isn't the one--and it's not just because of the trucks.

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  4. Wow- that's a lot of food. LOL
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  5. Poor girl, not the world's most exciting date (if you're not into monster trucks) and an upset stomach to boot. Excellent excerpt!

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    1. She's really not a monster trucks kinda girl.

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  6. LOL, I've had dates like this. Poor girl.

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  7. LOL Does Stephanie even LIKE monster truck rallys - or did Hank just drag her here? And I love that he seemed upset, or hurt, that she didn't have any more room for more food.

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    1. Well, Hawk is kind of a hottie. But monster trucks really aren't Stephanie's thing.

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  8. It's a junk food orgy! LOL My stomach would be queasy too. I'm thinking this guy isn't exactly Stephanie's type. :-)

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    1. Yeah, stadium food can have that effect!

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  9. She seems to be really out of luck.
    He should have gone with his friends, haha.

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    1. He was trying to impress her, but I don't think monster trucks are going to do it.

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  10. I like the idea of it. I couldn't tell her emotion about the situation, just that the enormous amounts of food made her ill. It's hard to convey emotion sometimes with 8 to work with. I think its intriguing.

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