Weekend Writing Warriors: Less Miserable Than I Was

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). Abbey shows up to the school, after being volunteered to chaperone the Harvest Ball. The evening turns out to be a dud when she’s stationed near the girls’ locker room. With no hope for anything better, Abbey settles in for a long, boring night.


Eight-thirty came and I wandered out to my little spot on the floor; the sights in the locker room had grown dull and the girls were nothing more than rambunctious teenagers trying to have fun–there was no harm in that. I took my shoes off and placed them on the floor beside me. I couldn’t see Terri anymore, but hopefully she was less miserable than I was.

The music changed to something slow, making the evening drag out even more. I lay my head back and groaned; I didn’t care how intimidating Lisa was, I wasn’t chaperoning again.

“Any room for other dissidents?”

I opened my eyes and looked up:  I saw a tall, dark-haired, handsome man standing before me; he was muscular, with a beautiful face and seductive, green eyes. My heart started racing; I was awestruck…and apparently dumbfounded, because all I could manage to say was, “Wha…?”



Abbey wasn’t always a wicked stepmother. Once upon a time, she was just an average, single mother, whose life revolved around her two daughters. Then the handsome and charming Bradley Mauer came into her life and swept her off her feet. Abbey was ready to live “happily-ever-after” – until reality set in, bringing with it an incorrigible stepdaughter, newfound telekinetic powers and betrayal by friends and family. Not even the support of her stepmothers’ group was 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.

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