Sunday, May 11, 2014

Snippet Sunday: The World's Ugliest Pen Pal

This week's snippet is from another of my Toni Collins romances, Letters from Home (soon to be an ebook). In this scene, Joe Parrish, a soldier stationed in Iraq, has been corresponding with Christina Holland, a woman he's never met. He asked for a photo, and what she sent him comes as a bit of a surprise....

You asked for a photo. I was reluctant to send one at first--I'm not terribly photogenic--but here goes. Hope you're not too disappointed.

He laughed aloud when he took the photo from the envelope. It was the Bride of Frankenstein--one of those pictures that came in the photo section of a new wallet.

So...the lady has a sense of humor, he thought, amused. My kind of woman. Definitely my kind of woman.

He read on....

Well, now that you've seen that, anything else is bound to be an improvement, right?


Be sure you check out William's blogs (a conversation between two geese at his photoblog, and A Day in the Life of a Dog), Grace's beautiful nighttime shot outside her home in Perth, Ivy's thoughts on the lack of a Wonder Woman movie in the current sea of superhero blockbusters, Cheryl's issues with a nosy squirrel, and Gayle's always-delightful Square Dog Fridays....


  1. Cute! This sounds like such a good read!

  2. I agree with everyone above.

  3. Very good! Just the right dash of humour!

  4. Absolutely Perfect !
    The Square Dogs thank you... woof and a gurrrrr
    and possibly Godzilla too.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. bummer forgot to add... love these snippet Sundays. You are so clever.

  5. Haha! I like the way she thinks, I must remember that next time someone asks for a photo :)

  6. This is what you would hope for...(that anything else would be better)

  7. @Hilary, Cheryl & Shelly: Thank you...all of you!

    @ William: This one is more serious than the others, but it has its moments!

    @ Gayle: Now that's the best kind of compliment!

    @Grace: It works!

    @ Lorelei: It couldn't get much worse!

  8. Your story and her looks obviously went up from there.... LOL

  9. That True or False Wonder Woman post really got some reactions. For me though, no one can touch Lynda Carter.

    Love the Bride of Frankenstein photo. Very funny.

  10. What fun! (And she gets a lot of points for creativity!)


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