Sunday, November 24, 2013

Snippet Sunday: Sucker-Punched

I recently joined a Facebook group, Snippet Sunday, in which writers post ten-line segments of their published works or works in progress, a sampling that hopefully generates reader interest in seeing more! This week, I'm posting a sample from one of my upcoming romantic comedies, Sucker-Punched....












"Don't you think we should have told him? " Mike asked as we went out to the entrance to watch.
I grinned. "And ruin the surprise? No way! "
The crowd greeted old Mad Dog with the usual chant: "You suck! You suck!" He leaped into the ring and threw off his robe, his arms outstretched to allow the unworthy a view of his physique, which was a lot better than his face, visually speaking.
That's when the audience—and Mad Dog—realized he'd forgotten his trunks. The idiot was standing in the middle of the ring, in front of fifty thousand people—and—God knows how many watching on TV—butt naked!


Don't miss William Kendall's unique take on disgraced Toronto mayor Rob Ford at Speak of the Devil; the latest photoblogs from William  at Ottawa Daily Photo and Grace at Perth Daily Photo; PK Hrezo on her new character diary; Krisztina Williams on the essentials for a great Thanksgiving dinner; and Gayle, Watson and Hamish at Two Square Black Dogs.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


20 comments:

  1. I always get a kick out of that particular passage, Norma!

    The first two guys look, well, constipated, Hulk looks confused (probably a common thing for him), and if that's the Vickie in question, she looks annoyed.

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    1. Vickie always looks annoyed--and she makes a horrible screeching sound. Like a banshee....

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  2. I don't know who Vicky but what spit takes. I love the snippet of your story !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Thanks, Gayle! This is one of my favorite scenes.

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  3. Now this kind of wrestling, I'd watch. Ahem! LOL! Take care
    x

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    1. I think that's why so many fans are annoyed by the shows' current PG rating!

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  4. Too funny! Btw, I had to Google Vickie G. to find out who she was:0!

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    1. Not surprised, Maria--anyone unfamiliar with wrestling wouldn't know. She's not exactly a household name!

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  5. I love comedy, and your pics were outstanding.

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    1. Thank you, Elaine--and thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Well, that's how wrestling used to be done in ancient Greece... Fun snippet!

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    1. Naked...now there's a mental image I won't be able to shake anytime soon!

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  7. Ah, thanks for the laugh Norma, after too many weeks away from the online world! Methinks this would jack up the wrestling ratings on TV!:)

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    1. This actually happened to one wrestler, Lulu--but it was a long time ago. My dad told me about it. Fortunately, it wasn't televised then!

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  8. Everyone 's worst nightmare..finding themselves 'butt' naked in public :)

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    1. That's so true, Grace--and this nitwit didn't even realize it at first!

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  9. Funny excerpt, Norma,

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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