teaser tuesday

Teaser Tuesday asks you to : Grab your current read, Open to a random page, Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. This teaser is from one of my novels, and like me the main character has hit those mid-life years where you feel like the future is finally just around the corner, for better or for worse! That’s my mom with my sister Amy and my big brother David, and my dad steadying baby David as he takes his first steps.

Maxine had only to close her crinkly farsighted eyes and she could see her father, young and healthy, putting on his felt fedora and blowing her a kiss as he left for work in the morning, or her pretty young mother setting a plate of warm chocolate chip cookies down on the table in front of her after school. She could see a six-year-old Sela at her first ballet recital, the ten-year-old Sela doing cartwheels on the front lawn, and the confident young college student waving goodbye in front of her dorm at Brown. It all went by so fast. Too fast. Maxine often wished she had a pause button that she could hit on the really good days. She didn’t want to stop time—she just wanted to slow it down and give herself more time to take it all in.

10 thoughts on “teaser tuesday

  1. so poignant–I feel like that often. I don’t want to stop it, I’d just like to slow it down and savor it a little more. I’ve been feeling rather reflective myself lately. I don’t know how my kids grew up so fast. I loved that you used pictures of your parents to illustrate the quote. Have a lovely day.

    If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

  2. I’ve been reflective of late too. I guess my first son and his wife having their firstborn (my third grandchild) made me stop and think. Where do the years go?
    Great teaser.

  3. Your pictures make me think of innocent happy times when we all knew our neighbors and the kids ran wild in the neighborhood. Don’t you just love a man in a good lookin’ hat?

  4. I love the hat! Must be the holidays, as I am mentally hitting “rewind” as well. “Family” and family situations are at the heart of my Teaser Tuesday novel, “LoveTag,” by Peter Shianna. It covers pride, betrayal and infidelity — focusing on a family, its friends, business people, acquaintances, etc. And in the end, it celebrates hope, and love, and courage.

    This part is about an adopted son, talking about finding his birth mother: [[“Well, we talked. Like, it was weird, y’know? I mean, she
    was a total stranger, and yet she was my, uh, mother, I guess? That’s kind of different.” ]]

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