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WIPpet Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WIPpet Wednesday
Hello Everyone,

It is WIPpet Wednesday. I am hanging in there with the A to Z Blog Challenge 2016, and this is our last week. I’m still working on my late responses to my blogs. So, please continue to hang in there with me.

So, it is now time for me to share the books I have read, the books I am reading, and what I plan to read in the future and my WIPpet for this week.

So, here goes:

  • What have I read?

Murder, Madness & Love by Yolanda Renèe – it is a fantastic Thriller, filled with suspense, and it is also the first book in her series featuring Steven Quaid.

  • What am I reading?

Still reading, Judging by Derek Prince and An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James.

  • What do I plan to read next?

I Wish You Were Mine by Lauren Layne, Runaway Man by David Handler, and the second book of the Renée series, Memories of Murder.

For my snippet today, out of Just At Dawn, I have 5 paragraphs. (27-20-16-4=5). I hope my creative math is okay.

Background: Kirk exploded over Daniel’s lack of empathy toward Phoebe. Peter, the Human Resources Director and Kirk are in Daniel’s office. The three have been buddies since High School. So, I’m continuing with the meeting.

Snippet:

"Cool it, Kirk. Your anger is not helping the situation," Peter said and turning to Daniel, he observed how his face had paled and his auburn red hair was losing it style as Daniel ran his fingers through it. He didn't look like the Managing Director, but a man who had bumble things up.

"So you didn't get the chance to talk to her at all? I mean, she still doesn't know that you're the father of the quads?"

"No. She came in here with a calm look that riled me, and I forgot all my good intentions."

"Have you ever asked yourself why you and Phoebe fight with each other?" Kirk asked.

"Cause she's got my boys, that's why?" Daniel said forcefully.

 

 

 

Until next Wednesday,

Shalom Aleichem,

Pat Garcia April 4 2016

Pat Garcia


WIPpet Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WIPpet Wednesday
Hello Everyone,

It is WIPpet Wednesday. I am hanging in there with the A to Z Blog Challenge 2016 and I’m still working on my late responses on my blogs. So, please continue to hang in there with me.

So, it is now time for me to share the books I have read, the books I am reading, and what I plan to read in the future and my WIPpet for this week.

So, here goes:

  • What have I read?

Haven’t finished anything I started because I am very busy in the A to Z Blog Challenge 2016.

  • What am I reading?

Still reading, Judging by Derek Prince and An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James, and I have just started reading a very interesting thriller by Yolanda Renée, Murder, Madness, & Love.

  • What do I plan to read next?

I Wish You Were Mine by Lauren Layne and Runaway Man by David Handler, and since Renée has a series out, I will read her second book Memories of Murder.

My WIPpet is composed of 24 paragraphs. (4+20)

Background: Phoebe has gone to her office. Kirk, her supervisor is there. She plans to inform him she’s resigning.

So, here is my WIPpet:

"Give me five minutes. I need to write out my resignation and hand it over to you."

"You need to what? What are you talking about?"

"I'm talking about my resignation. You know like as in I quit."

"One minute, Phoebe, if this is a joke I don't find it funny."

"No joke, Chief. I'm quitting. I'll be back in five," and she went to her office as the phone of Kirk's desk rang.

Kirk was on the phone when Phoebe returned, and it wasn't hard to guess that he was on the phone with Peter Urban as he beckoned her to come in and sit down.  As she waited, she observed the fastidious order of Kirk's office. His burnt red mahogany desk, uncluttered with paper, had his notebook, a reading lamp, and five files properly stacked upon each other. Behind the desk stood his bookcase filled with books on marketing administration, again all orderly and alphabetically in rows from A to Z. The glass wall that looked out into the department gave him a good view of when she and her colleagues arrived, but he'd never said anything to anyone that she knew of if they were late. Having been invited to his home to have dinner with him and his wife and their four kids, she met the same meticulousness there.

When he hung up, Phoebe laid the letter on his desk.

"I can't accept that Phoebe," Kirk said.

"Why not?"

"Peter said he and I were going to have lunch with you and talk about this."

"I don't mind having lunch with you guys, but my mind's made up."

"I still can't accept it. You are a valuable employee. No one knows how to plan and process the mergers and acquisitions like you do. You are our most experienced employee which means that Peter has to read your conditions for termination and discuss this with Daniel."

"Kirk, I have no doubt that Daniel Cochran will accept my resignation within a heartbeat, as they say."

"That's where I think you're wrong, Phoebe."

"We'll see. I'm still turning in my resignation. What time do you guys want to meet for lunch?"

"Let's say at 12:30 pm."

When Daniel returned to his office, Maria was standing at his door waiting, and Peter and Kirk were sitting in his office.

"Where is the fire, gentlemen?" Daniel said with a lift of his eyebrows and a cocky smile on his face.

Kirk stood up and placed Phoebe's resignation in Daniel's hand.

"She can't do this," Daniel shouted while reading it. "Tell her no, it's not accepted."

"You tell her that, Daniel. What I want to know is why she's doing it. What have you done?" Kirk shouted back.

"Calm down, you two," Peter said. "Shouting at each other is not going to solve the problem. Daniel, I thought you were going to talk to Phoebe about the quads. What happened?"

"She was late."

"You mean to tell me that you were upset because a woman with eight adopted kids, four of them, mind you, who are four years of age and belong to you, was late. I can't believe this!" Kirk shouted.

Have a good rest of the week, everyone.

Shalom Aleichem,

Pat Garcia April 4 2016

Pat Garcia


WIPpet Wednesday, April 13, 2016

WIPpet Wednesday
Hello Everyone,

It is WIPpet Wednesday, and I have been away for two weeks to finish my manuscript. I am now participating in the A to Z Blog Challenge 2016 and the IWSG Wednesday, which is today also. I am still working on my late responses on my blogs. So, please hang in there with me.

So, it is now time for me to share the books I have read, the books I am reading, and what I plan to read in the future and my WIPpet for this week.

So, here goes:

  • What have I read?

Haven’t finished anything I started because I am very busy in the A to Z Blog Challenge 2016.

  • What am I reading?

Still reading, Judging by Derek Prince and An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James.

  • What do I plan to read next?

I Wish You Were Mine by Lauren Layne and Runaway Man by David Handler.

My WIPpet is composed of seventeen paragraphs (4+13=17).

Background: Phoebe has told Peter she is quitting and heads to her office. Now, Peter calls Maria, Daniel’s secretary to find out what is behind Phoebe wanting to leave the company.

WIPpet:

When Phoebe departed Peter's office, Peter called Daniel Cochran, one of his best friends and also his boss. He, Kirk, and Daniel had been friends since their high school days.  Knowing that Daniel had planned to tell Phoebe about the quads, he wondered what went wrong at their meeting. He knew Daniel would be livid about her resignation.

"Maria put Daniel on the phone; it's urgent."

"He's just left to go to a marketing meeting."

"Well, when he gets back, let him know that he's just forced Kirk's best employee out of the door."

"You mean Phoebe has quit? She can't do that; she has the kids."

"I know that, but she's determined and right now she's on her way to her office to write out her resignation and inform Kirk."

"Oh no. I knew something was wrong when she walked out of here. I could feel her rage. I'm surprised she didn't explode before she reached the door to the hallway."

"What did Daniel say to her, Maria?"

"I don't know; the door was closed."

"Did he shout at her?"

"If he did, I couldn't hear him but you know how he is with her. His tone changes and instead of being carefree, his voice becomes harsh and fill with sarcasm."

"Okay, tell him to call me a.s.a.p. I need to call Kirk. My ears are burning, so he must be shouting at me."

"Will do. Good luck, cause once Phoebe makes up her mind, it is barely impossible to get her to change it."

"You're not telling me anything, I don't already know," Peter said and hung up to give Kirk a quick call before he went to his staff meeting.

When Phoebe walked into her department, Kirk McBride was waiting on her.

"Morning, Chief."

"My you're mighty chipper this morning. Then the appointment with Daniel was not bad at all. See, I told you yesterday; you didn't have a thing to worry about, so pay up. I won the bet," Kirk said.

 

Shalom Aleichem,

Photo on 08-04-16 at 09.52

Pat Garcia


WIPpet Wednesday, April 6, 2016

WIPpet Wednesday
Hello Everyone,

It is WIPpet Wednesday, and I have been away for two weeks to finish my manuscript. I am now participating in the A to Z Blog Challenge 2016 and the IWSG Wednesday, which is today also. I am still working on my late responses on my blogs. So, please hang in there with me.

So, it is now time for me to share the books I have read, the books I am reading, and what I plan to read in the future and my WIPpet for this week.

So, here goes:

  • What have I read?

I finished My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult and Bad Boy by Sugar Jamison and Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.

  • What am I reading?

Judging by Derek Prince and An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James.

  • What do I plan to read next?

I Wish You Were Mine by Lauren Layne and Runaway Man by David Handler.

My WIPpet Background: Phoebe left the Human Resources Office after informing the Director that she will quit. Now she is on the way to her office. (My math may not be correct at all on this one. I have 20 paragraphs which is (4x6)-(20-16)= 20.)

 

WIPpet:

When Phoebe walked into her department, Kirk McBride was waiting on her.

"Morning, Chief."

"My you're mighty chipper this morning. Then the appointment with Daniel was not bad at all. See, I told you yesterday; you didn't have a thing to worry about, so pay up. I won the bet," Kirk said.

"Give me five minutes. I need to write out my resignation and hand it over to you."

"You need to what? What are you talking about?"

"I'm talking about my resignation. You know like as in I quit."

"One minute, Phoebe, if this is a joke I don't find it funny."

"No joke, Chief. I'm quitting. I'll be back in five," and she went to her office as the phone of Kirk's desk rang.

Kirk was on the phone when Phoebe returned, and it wasn't hard to guess that he was on the phone with Peter Urban as he beckoned her to come in and sit down.  As she waited, she observed the fastidious order of Kirk's office. His burnt red mahogany desk, uncluttered with paper, had his notebook, a reading lamp, and five files properly stacked upon each other. Behind the desk stood his bookcase filled with books on marketing administration, again all orderly and alphabetically in rows from A to Z. The glass wall that looked out into the department gave him a good view of when she and her colleagues arrived, but he'd never said anything to anyone that she knew of if they were late. Having been invited to his home to have dinner with him and his wife and their four kids, she met the same meticulousness there.

When he hung up, Phoebe laid the letter on his desk.

"I can't accept that Phoebe," Kirk said.

"Why not?"

"Peter said he and I were going to have lunch with you and talk about this."

"I don't mind having lunch with you guys, but my mind's made up."

"I still can't accept it. You are a valuable employee. No one knows how to plan and process the mergers and acquisitions like you do. You are our most experienced employee which means that Peter has to read your conditions for termination and discuss this with Daniel."

"Kirk, I have no doubt that Daniel Cochran will accept my resignation within a heartbeat, as they say."

"That's where I think you're wrong, Phoebe."

"We'll see. I'm still turning in my resignation. What time do you guys want to meet for lunch?”

"Let's say at 12:30 pm."

Shalom Aleichem,

PatGarcia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia