#SixSunday — Meet the Parents

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Today’s six comes from a little novelette I’m writing as a companion to my debut novel, The P.U.R.E.  This is the current opening of the story I’ve tentatively titled, Purely Relative. The six is mostly backstory, I must confess. I know, I know, starting with pure backstory is bad, but it’s just a draft for now and I thought it was kind of funny. May end up on the cutting room floor, so read it now or never.

Most people think meeting your boyfriend’s family is a hallmark event of commitment. I’d have rather been committed than go to the Cripps’ home for a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal. Oh, I loved a gluttonous Thanksgiving feast as much as anyone. That wasn’t the problem. Walking into his home and wondering how much Jon’s sister, Jenny shared about the night she sort of met me was what kept me on a steady diet of fingernails and the lining of my mouth. Catching me and her little brother buck naked, going at it in her guest bedroom probably wasn’t the best way to announce he’d traded his long time family friend and fiancée for some short blonde chick with a fat ass.

Now that sounds like a great way to make a first impression! Haha…poor Gayle.

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24 thoughts on “#SixSunday — Meet the Parents

  1. Aww, Gayle’s a little hard on herself! I’m sure Mr and Mrs Cripps will adore her, just like Jon. I don’t mind a little backstory in the beginning. IMHO, It grounds the reader and tells them where she is in the story and how she got there.

    I’m looking forward to the continuation of The P.U.R.E.! You’re off to a great start!

    • Thanks. Yeah, gotta have it in there somewhere, just wasn’t sure if it being the very first six would work or not. Favorable response so far, so I’ll leave it for now. 🙂

  2. It’s all in how you tell backstory, and this is a great example of it done well– shows her humor and personality and it’s entertaining! As long as the reader is entertained….

    Poor Gayle, it does sound like a rough way to meet a member of the family and I can already feel her anxiety about meeting the rest, wondering how much they know, and to also go into it knowing she was the one to replace an old family friend? Yikes!

  3. I agree with the others on the backstory. Totally works here, as does your humor. Gayle’s in for a rough ride ahead…Added to the one she’s already had with Jon and this is gonna be a fun read. 😉

    • Thanks, E. I was hoping those who had read The PURE would remember it and those who hadn’t would want to. heh-heh. We’re all little voyeuristic at times though I’d NEVER want to be in Gayle’s shoes.

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