First Draft #FridayFictioneers

Photo credit @Sandra Crook

Photo credit @Sandra Crook

First Draft

Renee’s heart raced as she typed the farewell love scene. She had written insurmountable barriers and even the stolen weekend at the beach house couldn’t save the doomed love affair.

She snapped her laptop shut and allowed a tear to roll down her face in genuine grief; she loved these characters.

“Darling, I can not live with that conclusion.”
“The novel is finished, so kindly get out of my head Mr. Edwards.”
She was fairly certain that she was imagining the soft whisper on her neck, until he turned her into his very real embrace.
“Then together let us create the epilogue.”

Another 100 word adventure for Mr. Edwards and Friday Fictioneers. Thank you to our hostess Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and to Sandra Crook for the photo inspiration. You can read more flash fiction here.

68 responses to “First Draft #FridayFictioneers

  1. This could be made into a perfect movie I think… I can really see them fading into an epilogue.. and the novel will be a bestseller.

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  2. I agree with Bjรถrn! I could so see this becoming a movie!

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  3. I’m waiting for the epilogue ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice one.

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  4. Dear Tracey,

    Have you seen the movie Stranger Thank Fiction with Will Ferrell? I think every writer needs to see it. I’m intrigued by Mr. Edwards and entertained by your writing.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  5. Mr Edwards seduces the author – I love it!
    I think it was Dorothy L Sayers who did this the other way around, and wrote herself (in disguise) into the Peter Wimsey stories.

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  6. Ya put a smile on my face this Thanksgiving Eve ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. I’m a great fan of ghostly affairs of the heart. Nicely done.

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  8. Ahh, lovely. I sometimes wish some of my characters would come to life… others not so much!

    C – ‘snapped’ the laptop shut, somehow sounds angry. ‘Slowly closed’? or something similar?

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  9. Boy, I don’t know, mixed marriages so rarely work…

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  10. wow. I liked that….

    Randy

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  11. …so kindly get out of my head… made me chuckle. As you know, I’m doing NaNoWriMo this month. My best friend these days has been “Kady.” We talk constantly (but she hasn’t come to life yet). Great story!
    And you know what else, I actually cried when I finished the first draft of my first novel. I knew I was going to miss my MC. Luckily, I revisit him lots with my edits. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. That epilogue should be more than fun. Delightful piece.

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  13. Ooh, has Mr Edwards finally found his happy ending? Nice story!

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  14. good story. just in time for the holidays.

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  15. First draft?? Oh, I thought we were having craft beer with your delicious Thanksgiving meal. Great story. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Oh no, a sequel is on the way, or perhaps a spin-off.
    “As The Stomach Turns.”
    Such is the life of a romance writer. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. This is absolutely delightful, Tracy. I love it. And I do understand the dilemma. When I first started writing The Smoky Mountain Series, I was determined that this novel was going to be a stand-alone piece because I wouldn’t even consider ever doing a series. But by the time I was to the end of the story, I was so in love with all my characters — and especially my hero — that I could not quit.

    So four complete books later, I’m still living with this hero in my life — along with the men who became heroes in each succeeding story — and book number five is in the birth canal. I guess in a sense the books really are like the children who came from that love relationship with the original hero.

    And it’s true that virtually all the “original ideas” for stories have been presented, but as one great creative writing teacher of the past century used to tell her students: our job as writers is to lay hold of those universal themes and tell their stories in our own new, fresh way. And for each one of us, it’s our personal spin that makes us valuable to those readers who are waiting.

    I’m waiting to hear more from Edward and his beloved author.

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  18. Thank you for the encouragement. Your thoughts and words are very much appreciated. I think there is hope for Mr. Edwards and his author. I’ll have to check out your Smokey Mountain Men.
    Tracey

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  19. Love where you took this Tracey. That sense that your characters are there, as you create a story. Wonderful!

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  20. You make me fall in love with Mr. Edwards each time he shows up, and this here is an exceptionally lovely example. He is such a great character, of course he’s real… in a way. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. Loved this, the writing and the idea ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  22. A fictional romance or not so fictional? Good question. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. Love it! Love the concept and the characters. Except write me into the next epilogue please, and make Renee a smokin’ hot redhead!

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    • She is and I will. Maybe like Mr. Edwards you’ll get the girl in the end. “The self-deprecating Perry stumbled into the novel and tripped over the smokin’ hot siren. Little did he know that he was destined to be lost on the cutting room floor after the first draft.” *Sigh I tried, I really tried.

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  24. Ooh, this is a First Draft. I just wonder now what the second draft will bring. How will things develop from here? It’s getting hot in here. Fun, Tracey!

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  25. Very lovely and Mr Edwards has me thinking of Mr Darcy….there’s your epilogue.

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  26. This is so clever. I love that Mr. Edwards materializes. This is expertly crafted. I have no criticisms for you.

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  27. Very true – we all know how it feels to have our characters being so vivid they feel like they have come to life. incidentally have you seen the fllm Ruby Sparks?

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  28. Fantasy comes to life. A fragile mind falls into her own story.

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  29. That’s kind of creepie, Tracey. I’ve heard of characters taking over, but this one sounds like a spirit living in her house. His story might be interesting though. Or, she may want to call ghostbusters. O_o ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

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