Greetings Readers! In honor of my Shameless Promotion of my book, Stepmothers Anonymous, this past week, I am posting six sentences from it for today’s edition of Six Sentence Sunday, a blogging experience where participants post six sentences from something they’re working on or something they’ve published. You can visit their site to check out the other participants or to join in on the fun. I will continue posting from my work-in-progress, Judah and Tamar, next week, but until then, check out today’s excerpt. Let me know what you think; I appreciate your comments.
Synopsis: After meeting the man of her dreams, Abbey, an average, overweight single mother, whose life revolves around her two daughters, is ready to live “happily-ever-after” – until reality sets in, bringing with it an incorrigible stepdaughter, newfound telekinetic powers and betrayal by friends and family. Not even the support of her stepmothers’ group is enough to belay her life from meeting the same fate as the fairy tale villainess. So with few options left to her, Abbey decides to embrace her role as a wicked stepmother and make her own happy ending. In this excerpt, Abbey begins her story with the fateful event that sent her life spiraling into wickedness.
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Once upon a time, in a kingdom not too far away, lived a stoutly (but trying to eat healthy and lose weight) mother who did silly things like join the PTA because she wanted to compensate for the lack of her ex-husband’s presence in her daughters’ lives. Not that it mattered: her older daughter Nicole kept to herself and chose to participate in few, if any, PTA-sponsored activities, so the fact that she – I mean I – was a member went unappreciated. I’m not sure what my dues were going towards, but I’m certain we were getting no use out of them.
This was the second PTA meeting of the year. I had missed the first one and was now running late. Any more infractions like this and I was sure to be excused from the association.