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Teaser Thursday ~ Wish You Were Italian

Teaser Thursday ~ Wish You Were Italian


I’m still smiling as I close out our conversation and crank up the music on my computer, halfheartedly sing-humming along to the songs I know and scrolling through the pictures I’ve taken so far this summer. I start at the beginning, my mouth watering at the rich texture of my first gelato. I’m transported back to the streets of Rome when I come to the picture of a quiet alley draped in ivy, then the Pantheon, and the Colosseum. I ache for that first day, everything about it.
And everyone…

Friday’s Page 69 ~ #16thingsithoughtweretrue

Friday’s Page 69 ~ #16thingsithoughtweretrue


I shake my head and stop that train of thought. I wonder if he’ll be underwhelmed and disappointed when he looks at me for the first time. I wonder for the millionth of time why he left me. “Morgan,” I say, speaking for the man in the picture, “I am your father.”

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ No Good Deed

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ No Good Deed


I was sitting in my family’s Honda Odyssey, heading toward my destiny, but the GPS kept rerouting. Maybe I should’ve taken it as a sign. Was a higher power trying to tell me something? That I should turn back? That my fate was not, in fact, to be found in the Catskills of Upstate New York? Even if a higher power wasn’t trying to dissuade me from going to summer camp, the higher power in this minivan definitely was.