Thursday, 16 July 2015

A Dance, a Date, a Garden Centre and a Cracking Deal!


A bonus post this week where I share the inspiration behind my stories in this week's People's Friend Weekly and the Special.


 First there is Dance Fever. It's a story very personal to me. As most of you will know, I love dancing - all types, but my first love was modern jive. I have written many stories about dancing and also many posts... you can read them....here

A few years ago, I went to a dance class and was saddened at the way some of the men showed off, throwing their women around and making out they knew it all. Although I was a competent dancer, I still wanted a courteous dance partner, someone who would make me feel special on the dance floor. I found him in Fred... who was wheelchair bound. This story is for him.

The man in the next illustration, in my story Sowing the Seeds  (in the People's Friend special) was someone who I saw in a garden centre while I was having coffee. He looked sad until the woman who was serving behind the counter went over and talked to him, and I wondered what his story was. I like to think that this was it.

My other story in The Friend Special, called First Night Nerves, was inspired by a friend of mine who had split up from her husband. After they had been separated a while, they started seeing each other again as if for the first time. This is the story of their first date nerves.

If anyone reading this would like to read more of my People's Friend stories, I have reduced the price of my romance collection, Room in Your Heart to 99p for one week only.

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14 comments:

  1. Looks like there's some good reading for us all this week! Well done. x

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    1. I hope so. It was nice to tackle some difficult subjects.

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  2. Great to hear the inspiration behind those stories, Wendy - very heart-warming.

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    1. It always amazes me where the inspiration can come from. Rosemary.

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  3. Do you know what inspired all your stories? I often haven't a clue where mine came from.

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  4. You're having a good week, Wendy. I remember you telling me the garden centre story so lovely to see it out now.

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    1. I went to the garden centre yesterday and wondered whether he might be there - he wasn't.

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  5. Have you ever sought out some of the people who inspired you and given them your/their story?

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    1. No I haven't - although I was tempted to tell Mary Berry that my meeting with her inspired a recent story!

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  6. Lovely selection, and I always enjoy reading about the inspiration behind them.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it. Carol.

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