Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where participants share excerpts of their books or works-in-progress. It’s a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! Be sure to check out their website. Today’s selection comes from my book, Stepmothers Anonymous (the full synopsis is below). What is a villain without an origin story? As Abbey continues sharing, she comes to the part that she considers the start of her sordid tale.
Despite my willingness to label myself as ‘wicked’ though, my story actually began very differently. My recent actions may have coincided with Election Night, but my sordid tale actually began some eighteen years ago with a man named Todd Bishop.
Todd was my first love. At the time I thought it was true love, but that was not the case – at least for him. He had a wandering eye and was on his second affair by the time I gave birth to our first daughter, Nicole. To his credit, Todd remained faithful for a time, as Nicole developed into a sweet, smart, little girl; but I just couldn’t keep his interest. You see, I am what some might call plus-size (fat, if you’re inclined to be politically incorrect); though I’ve been told I have a pretty face. Still, when your husband is handsome, with baby blue eyes, shaggy brown hair and a killer body that makes women weak at the knees, a pretty face just isn’t enough to maintain a marriage.