One benefit of my addiction to Blogophilia is that the weekly write forces me to organize my works in progress to add to my story and then to post my entry.
The following is a snippet from the my WIP The Devil’s Mistress
She knew some would call her brave for choosing this man as her lover; a man who works for Mr.. D. But isn’t it true of any woman, or man, that to commit to a relationship is brave? One never knows how anything will work at in the end, so why was she more courageous than any other woman?
She thought about what she was about to do; commit to an intimate relationship with a man whose job was taking souls from the dying and sending them to Hell .Some would say that she lived in a State of Insanity It’s not like the clients were entirely without fault. They did contract with Mr.. D for some power, wealth, benefit or privilege not available to most people. You might say it was their choice
After three months with her lover, she reminisced about her previous boy friends and compared them to him. She remembered Jim, her first adult boy friend whom she believed, at the time, to be her soulmate It turned out that once he was confidant about how she felt, he missed dates, went off with his buddies instead of seeing her and was only there when he wanted sex. It took her three years to realise he didn’t have her back. He never listened when she talked about work, other friends or current events; anything she might be interested in. He only talked about matters of concern to himself
Soured on love she didn’t connect with another man until a year later. Wary and suspicious she took her time and went slowly
It seemed to go well. He was cute, amusing, ambitious and their bed time, pleasant. He worked as a communications officer for a large company. After three months she noticed he seemed to work late many nights, skipped lunch dates and when they were together his cell phone was constantly in use either voice or text. He was on call 24/7 Her hackles went up and she wanted to flee. But she stuck it out .Finally, after six months she told Steve that it appeared he preferred his job and cell phone to her so she would quit the picture and leave the two to their affair. She told him he made her feel like a fish on a bicycle.
In retrospect, she decided he was Erie though he considered himself quite Superior
While both Steve’s and her lover’s jobs required them to be on call 24/7, that was the only similarity between the two.
When I told my lover about Steve and mentioned that he sure had moxie, if nothing else, he told me an interesting story.
We were again seated in the Starbucks where we met. We got inside just as the rain started and even though it was 3 pm it looked like the middle of the night. It was a good day for story telling.
“Speaking of moxie, did you know it is the name of the first carbonated soft drink in the Americas?” He told me when he was about 100 he happened to land in Maine of all places. He met this doctor – Dr. Thompson- somehow, and when the doctor learned he worked for Mr.. D and his age he became intrigued. “At that time, due to the age thing, some of my friends were vampires. And some of them wished they could become human again. Dr. Thompson attempted to create a reversal potion to turn the vampires back into human. Unfortunately, it did not work He used pomegranate juice, hence the bitter taste, as one of the ingredients. Pomegranate is one of the few human foods that vampires can tolerate. Since it did not work out as a reversal potion he decided to try to palm it off as a patient medicine. That worked out pretty well and then he added soda water and sold it as soda pop. Apparently the drink, called Moxie, is still popular in parts of Maine.”
This is one reason I could never become bored with my lover. The stories he tells!
Blogophilia 11.4 Topic: “The State of Insanity“
(Hard, 2pts): mention 1 of the 5Great Lakes(Superior,Michigan, Huron,ErieandOntario)
(Easy, 1pt): incorporate “moxie” in your blog