Works in Progress

Currently, I’m working on the next installments of a series that I started as a teenager. This series follows the life of Vicki, a young woman from the Southern New England area, who learns how to overcome obstacles through the help of God and those around her. In the first story, Vicki spends the summer in Maine at her grandmothers’ and doing what most teenagers do in the summer. Over the next couple of months, Vicki meets new friends, new loves, and new enemies. One of her love interests becomes enraged and jealous of the attention she receives from others. He will not play second fiddle to anyone else, Vicki is his, and no one else.

After a night at the local amusement park, Vicki and a few of her friends are involved in a hit and run. She ends up in the hospital and finds out that someone close to her did not make it. This saddens Vicki, as well as, finding out who was to blame for the accident. Distraught, she heads home, hoping to leave behind the painful memories of a summer affair. In the next installment, we find Vicki back home in Rhode Island, engaged to a popular rock star, and enrolled at the local college. Throughout the next few months, Vicki is busy getting ready for the holiday season, hanging out with friends, and spending only a couple of days with her hot rock star fiance.

Here is an excerpt from the second installment.

“Vicki, it’s for you. It is Luke. “She shouted.

I ran frantically to the kitchen and grabbed the phone from her.

“Hi, Luke. I miss you so much.”

“I miss you too. That is why I had to call you. I felt so bad about the other day when our call ended abruptly. My manager was furious with us about some stupid thing like always and threatened to quit if I did not get off the phone. “He explained.

“That’s okay. I am talking to you now. I do not care about anything else. “

“So, what are you two girls up to tonight?”

“Having a little party.” I answered.

“Oh, really! I could show you girls a real party.” Luke teases.

“I’m sure you could. However, I think that Marly is all set. She’s kind of got her hands full right now.”

“What do you mean?” Luke’s playful voice turned sour.

“She’s on a kind of date right now.”

“Phew! You scared me. For a minute there I thought that there might be a guy there.”

“What if there was? Why would it matter?”

“IS THERE?” his voice got louder.

“Yes, but it’s not what you think.” The intoxication from the alcohol was starting to wear off at this point. What is the deal? Why was Luke acting like this? I thought to myself.                                                                                                                     “I don’t want to hear it. All I want to hear is that whoever is there is leaving- Right Now!” Scowled, Luke.

“This isn’t my house. He is here with her and he is my friend. He’s also Duncan’s friend and they came together.”

Oops!  The words came out before I could catch them.

“I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS! “ He paused for only a second, and then started up again.

“I gave up my way of life for you. I could have hundreds of women whenever I want, but I gave it all up for you. “

“It’s not what you think. We are just friends. If you would just hear me out…”

“I don’t want to hear any more out of your lying, trashy mouth.”

The next thing that I heard was silence then a dial tone. He had hung up on me. I looked to see if everyone had been watching and or listening. (Inside I knew better) The feeling of eyes staring as I argued on the phone is what prompted me to look.