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Almost Like Being in Love


The story is told epistolary style, using newsletter articles, memos, journal entries, emails.
It's about love, getting second chances and the loyalty of friends.
It's witty and adorable.







Craig:

When he gets nervous his voice squeaks. It isn't funny but it makes me grin just the same.

He has three different laughs that I've almost got a lock on. Number 1 and Number 2 were no-brainers, but I struck out on Number 3. This is going to be a challenge.

You can tell when he's ready to pop his top because the tips of his ears get red and his forehead frowns, which I found out twice by accident when I bad-mouthed Eleanor Roosevelt and Wilma Flintstone (long story, but it has something to do with the Equal Rights Amendment and both of them getting stuck with sexist douchebags like FDR and Fred).

He picked USC for college not because of the Trojans but because L.A. is the farthest he can get from his parents.

The only reason he never said anything to me in the hallway is because he was afraid.

He needs to be talked out of wearing the blue Van Heusens.

There's nobody else like him in the whole world. And he thinks that's a handicap!

QUESTION: How come he wants to hang out with me?


Travis:

He has a dimple in his chin that you can only see when he (a) smiles, and (b) smiles at me. May I be struck dumb if I'm making this up.

We passed each other in the hall after dinner. Craig said "How's it going?" and I squeaked four times. (Four times!) THEN I DID TWENTY MINUTES ON ANGELA LANSBURY, FOR CHRIST'S SAKE! What was I thinking? That's no way to talk to a jock. It's a whole other language. "Johnny Unitas." "Notre Dame." "Third down." "Gridlock."

My life is over. The only way he'll even grunt at me again is if he's hanging off a cliff by his fingers and I come to his rescue. And what are the chances of that?!



Comments

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roven75
Apr. 5th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
The excerpt is cute! I'm currently trying to decide if it's too cute for me *g* But the whole thing sounds interesting, with the mix of "original" sources. Nice idea!
cloudless_9193
Apr. 5th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
I'm currently trying to decide if it's too cute for me No fear, it's not a children's book if that's what you mean.;-) Soon there is a time leap of 20 years and then they are about 38 years old.
This novel just made a lasting impression on me. That's why I posted it at all. But tastes differ, so I can't give any guarantee, as always. :-)
roven75
Apr. 5th, 2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, glad to hear that! *g* It does sound interesting - I shall put it on my "to read" list ;)
wokodell
Apr. 14th, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
found your site on del.icio.us today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later

cloudless_9193
Apr. 15th, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know! :-)
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