Friday, May 7, 2010


I don't know how I did it but I lost a day. This was supposed to be posted yesterday as it was Thursday. Anyway, here we are G&T fans. Another little blurb from REMEMBERING YOU.

Set-up -- If you remember, last week Genna and Uncle Sally had gotten 'into it' about Nana Rocco's money. And Genna was walking home.

Rating -- PG 13. I think there's only one swear this time. (Yes, I'm toning down my potty mouth.)

Disclaimer -- Please please please also remember this is a first draft. I don't do any editing for these posts as I'm trying just to write it all down. And it will only be up for two days so if you want to wait until the weekend, it won't be here.

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Christi Goddard said...

Aw, poor Fortuna. Good post. Your story is coming along nicely :-)

Joanne Brothwell said...

Great read. Keep on spinning those scenes! ;)

Anonymous said...

Brave brave - posting your work. I like the emotion of Fortuna have alzheimer's. Always a tricky issue.

Piedmont Writer said...

Christi -- Thanks. Well, it's coming along anyway. I don't know where it's going to end up. Genna threw me another curve ball.

Joanne -- Thanks.

Laura -- Very tricky. I wonder what I'm going to do with it.

Lola Sharp said...

Another great scene.
I like when they throw me curveballs. Keeps it interesting, no?!

Happy Mother's Day/Weekend!

Summer said...

Oh, memory-loss. I know all about that first-hand. Good description of the early stages, and as always, nicely done.

Hope your Mom's day weekend is lovely! And looking forward to pictures sometime soon. :-)

Talli Roland said...

Yay, more Genna and Tony! I like your dialogue.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Piedmont Writer said...

Lola -- Happy Mother's Day! xoxo

Summer -- Thank You. I've lost the directions to the camera. I mean I put them down and now I can't find them.

Talli -- Thank you...have a great weekend yourself.

Shelley Sly said...

Oh gosh! The memory loss thing is so powerful -- I can see it's going to unravel and cause even more drama than what's already bubbling for this family. Love it as always, darlin!!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

This aspect of the novel has my interest -- the subject of memory loss and aging is a fascinating topic to explore in fiction. It's really shaping up; great first draft! Looking forward to the next installment!!

Happy Mother's Day, Anne!

Angie Paxton said...

This is the first Genna and Tony post I've read, so I'm a little behind on the backstory, but I thought it was well done. Especially for a first draft.

Piedmont Writer said...

Shelley -- Wait until next week. OOhhhh the DRAMA!!!

Nicole -- Thank you so much. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Angie -- Thank you muchly. I'm sorry you haven't been around for the other posts. It's been an interesting ride so far.

Tara said...

Poor Fortuna, and poor, poor Sally. Lovely snip, Anne :)

Lola Sharp said...

You know you can go onto the camera makers website, put in the model and they will have the directions there online.

I wanna see that fence! :)

Ann Best said...

Excellent handling of dialogue to reveal the characters' situations, their concerns and anxieties. This is the only excerpt I've read, but I think it is very good!! Especially impressive that it's first draft.

sarahjayne smythe said...

I'm so thrilled this was still up when I got here today. I would have been crushed to have missed it. Poor Fortuna. Such a terrible thing to have to deal with. You're doing such a great job of making us care about these characters. I can't wait for the next installment.

BTW, have a Happy Mother's Day. :)

Piedmont Writer said...

Tara -- But remember this is a sort of romance and I can't bear to have non-happy endings.

Lola -- I promise I will figure out the camera and you will see the fence. Promise. xoxo

Ann -- Thank you so much for the lovely compliments.

Sarah Jayne -- I'm glad you got to see it. Thank you. Happy Mother's Day to you.:)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Poor Fortuna. To have your faculties slowly leave you is a horrifying experience. I worked with a 85 year old, stormtrooper of a woman -- only to watch in helpess torment as her mind slowly slipped from her.

You did an excellent job, Anne.

There is a Mother Day's gift on Sunday's post to all my friends. I think you might like it. It has a video of a mother speaking of feeling as if she were slowly growing invisible in the eyes of her children and husband. It ends well.

Skip Saturday's tribute to my own mother. Trust me on this.

I pray that this Spring and coming Summer brings you only happiness, Roland

Piedmont Writer said...

Thank you Roland.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Aw man, I'm a slow poke. I've been out of the blogging loop this past week and missed it :( Ah, next time, eh?

But, love the look of your blog now! Fabulous!