Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Three's A Crowd Chapter 3

Hello friends, here is this weeks edition of Three's A Crowd Chapter 3. I am very thankful to you for reading and I am happy that this story has captured you so far. This chapter is somewhat long because I didn't just want to rip it apart when everything really needed to be posted in one full complete episode. I am also not sure if I am able to post next week with Christmas coming up. I am behind with my shopping and didn't bake cookies like I wanted to. I have been working more and so I have to catch up to be ready for the holidays. In this chapter everything is turning somewhat dramatic and dangerous when the brothers collide once again. I hope you enjoy reading and looking forward to your replies as always. Hugs and Merry Christmas, Dani

Monday, December 15, 2014

PLD Chapter 16!

You guys are awesome. Thank you for all the wonderful feedback - it truly made my week!

Yes, encouraging comments from strangers on the internet made my week. You guys really matter!! :)

Here's the next installment of PLD. I'm going to try to hammer out the next chapter by the beginning of next week, but I'm a bridesmaid in a wedding this weekend, so that'll take up a lot of time which I would normally spend writing. Anyhoo...look out for chapter 17, coming to a computer near you sometime next week! :)

In the meantime, here's the next one (it's a whopper coming in at 10 pages!) always, comments are encouraged :) :) :)

Table of Contents
Chapter 16

Friday, December 12, 2014

FINALLY!! PLD Updates!

Yes, updates--that's plural!

It's an exciting day, I think. That is, if there's anyone on here who even remembers this story?

If there IS anyone who's interested in this little story of a quirky archaeologist and a pretty tasty treat of an architect, then please read and (hopefully) enjoy and comments -- comments make me so happy :)

If you've been keeping up with the (very) sporadic updates, then you've probably already read chapter 15. I decided that chapter really wasn't that great and I've completely revamped it. Completely. So, I've updated that new version here. I'll post the next chapter (it's already finished, eeee!) in a few days.

Please, please, PLEASE let me know what y'all think? :)

Also, many thanks to all of the great authors who've been updating regularly; you guys are sooo awesome. I read all of your stories multiple times and oftentimes back to back. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. :)

Okay, so here it is:

Table of Contents
Chapter 15 (NEW!)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Three's A Crowd Chapter 2

Hi friends, well, I am glad you seemed to like Chapter 1 of Three's A Crowd so here is Chapter 2. I am excited to post this story and I hope you guys will enjoy following along.
As always I am happy to get any feedback on the story. Hugs and Thanks, Dani

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Chapter 11 of "The Outsiders" is up!

Happy Sunday everyone! :-)

I'm shaking things up a bit and I've written this chapter fra Jonas' POV.  I've struggled a bit with it and I've gone back and changed things several times before I was finally happy with it.

You you'll find chapter 11 here.  And an updated TOC here.


Places they visit in this chapter:

Apartheid Museum

World of Beer

Menlyn Park

And finally the first part of their full day game drive in Pilanesberg National Park.  The final part is coming in chapter 12.

Below the break I've posted a few pics from the last time I went on a game drive in Pilanesberg (in March this year) - some of the scenes I've imagined Sigrid and Jonas experiencing in this chapter.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

New Story - Three's A Crowd. Chapter 1

Hello everyone, so I thought I could just go without doing anything on the blog for a while but I guess I was wrong, I am having writing withdrawals already so I decided to go ahead and start posting another one of my stories while I am also going to work on NSA 2.
You will find similarities to NSA in this story and its writing style. Once I pulled out the story and started editing I found myself thinking how some of it sounds similar to NSA but I guess I can't help that, it is just my writing style. Yes, I like the working class characters that could be living around the corner from me, it is the world I live and move around in. My characters have flaws and are not wealthy and perfect, they are regular Joe's and Jane's trying to make ends meet. So here I give you Chapter 1 of "Three's A Crowd",  Jesse and Shawn, two brothers dealing with what life throws at them. This story also plays really where I live so I felt I was more familiar with the settings and places I will put them in. Let me know what you think about this and if you want more. I love you all, Hugs, Yours truly Dani

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Three's A Crowd - Chapter 1

Shawn and Jesse are two brothers trying to adjust to Shawn's fairly recent injury in a car accident where he acquired an irreversible disability, being now paraplegic and living his life in a wheelchair.
Shawn is still dealing with feelings of anger and guilt and Jesse is the one trying to keep life going as good as possible. An upcoming job would take Jesse away from Shawn for a few weeks and the plan is to hire a live-in Personal Assistant for Shawn, which Shawn is fighting in every way and giving his brother Jesse grief.

“It would be o.k. for Uncle Randy to come and check on me sometimes.”
Jesse was leaning on the kitchen counter, arms crossed in front of him, looking at Shawn, “No, it’s not enough for me, Shawn. Randy works and is really busy, he may not always have time to come over and check on you. It’s for about five weeks and I feel better having someone professional come over here and look after you on a regular schedule.”

Shawn sat at the table and threw Jesse an irritated look, “I don’t need anyone to come by here…I can take care of myself.”
Jesse’s voice was stern now, “No, you can’t! Last week you had spasms almost every night…you need someone to look after you 24/7…I don’t care Shawn. I already picked someone and you are just going to deal with it.”
Shawn replied frustrated, “Of course you do…you make every decision around here without even asking me.” Shawn was angry at his brother, “…you know I can still think for myself, Jesse…I am not a complete vegetable, but ever since it happened you took over all the decisions concerning me. You boss me around constantly.”

Shawn placed his hands on the rims of his blue framed TiLite wheelchair, about to back up from the table.
Jesse sounded stern, “Well, you need it because all you do is sit around here drowning your self-pity with booze and feeling sorry for yourself. Yeah, I’ve been making the decisions around here, because half the fucking time you either lay in bed sleeping or you are lying on the couch wasted, destroying your body even more.”
Shawn backed up his wheelchair and turned around swiftly. While he rolled out of the kitchen he called angrily, “Whatever Jesse! No one is coming here touching me or telling me what to do."