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The Literary Girlfriend: The Sunset Rises

March 10, 2014

Old Man and LIterary Girlfriend

“How do you kill yourself by putting your head in an oven?” Daniella asked once when we were just sitting around in the apartment.  “Wouldn’t that hurt too much?”  Daniella had started reading poetry a couple weeks earlier, including some Sylvia Plath.  “Seriously, how could she keep her head still while her face was burning up?  Jesus Christ, it would have been easier just to jump off a bridge.”

“Gas,” I said.  “Oven.”  I breathed in deeply.

Daniella processed the information and then snapped, “You didn’t have to say it like that!”

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Oops!  I’m sorry, but I have to cut it here!  This scene from The Literary Girlfriend appears (with some changes) in my novel The Sunset Rises.  I’ll probably bring it back, though, once the novel is published.  In case you can’t tell, I don’t like spoilers.

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To be continued in… The Literary Girlfriend: Feeling You .

If you want to read “The Literary Girlfriend” from the beginning (it’s gotten kind of long), start here.

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13 Comments
  1. I love the twists and turns of this. I don’t know why, but it just popped into my mind that this would make a great serial radio play. Or a Youtube play, if such a thing exists.

  2. Veronica permalink

    Damn you, Jimmy Norman… and your stupid cliff hangers!

    • Ouch… that was a little harsh. Ha ha!

      • Veronica permalink

        Take it as a compliment. You write very well. Case in point: I read The Writing Prompt in one sitting.

        • Well then, thank you! And if you’ve read The Writing Prompt, then you can curse at me all you want. Not that The Writing Prompt causes people to curse at me. It’s just that if a person spends money on an author, then the person has the right to curse at the author (to an extent). I think it’s a fair trade-off.

  3. tamsinblogspot permalink

    this girlfriend looks like a bookworm hoe

    • “Bookworm ho”? I’ve never heard that phrase before. Did you make that up, or are there enough “bookworm hos” for there to be a category? If somebody were called a “bookworm ho,” would it be an insult? Would Daniella get mad and take off her earrings?

      • tamsinblogspot permalink

        I made that up.. and it can be both good or bad, depending on how you look at it. im saying the girl needs to put her cleavage away just a bit, but shes awesome 🙂

  4. Dammit! Why did you stop? Nooooo! What’s the plan?? I hate your cliffhangers.

    • Why am I getting cursed at on my own blog? This is the second time today that a commenter has “damned” or “dammitted” me. I think I’ve been cursed at on my own blog once in two-and-a-half years, and today it happens twice in one day. What are the odds?

      • Well, this is one time you can say it is a good thing. Your cliffhangers make waiting around for the next installment murder. This is why I don’t watch TV. I’m impatient. But really, what’s the plan? 🙂

  5. Hahaha, I love having twists in stories that I read. Its exhilirating!

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