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Fantasies of a Married Woman
By Debra J Stiles, The Original Mister
Tuesday, July 01, 2003
Excerpt from my Next Novel, hopefully fo be completed by the end of this year!
April 1st & 2nd
7:30pm till 10:00pm
“Beyond the night”
By Faith Conway
New York Times best seller list
The large sign read in the bookstore window.
The day I had dreamed of had finally come. I had done book signings, before but only in my hometown and local surroundings. But never had I traveled this far.
“I actually had to take a plane this time” I laughed to myself excitedly. It was thrilling to see my words in print. They seem to take on new meaning, and I found it hard to believe that I actually wrote them.
I had always dreamed of this day, and I had never dreamed it would go any further than a fantasy.
Fantasy what a wonderful thought. I had been having lots of those lately.
Morgan had been so busy and we had drifted apart. He use to be so kind and caring before we were married. Sometimes I think he resents my books. But I tried to be there for him and schedule my signings to meet his plans.
Lately nothing I did had worked out right. Morgan refused to understand or compromise.
“You need to pay attention to me. He screamed when I told him about my trip to Montana.
“I will only be gone three weeks. Besides you are suppose to be meeting a client in Boston. I will be home the day before you return.” I tried to reason with him.
“I think you need to be more considerate Faith.” He told me. “What about our business. You are neglecting us and all you care about is writing your stupid books.” His words ripped through my heart.
“You have to go.” Lamar, my marketing agent, informed me as he tried to convince me to go. I always respected his advice. I knew he was right. I had an obligation to my readers.
“You’re right.” I replied. “I will see you on the first in Missoula Montana. I just hope I am not the April fool.” I laughed as I hung up.
I had been scheduled on book tours in various cities through out the state of Montana for the month of April.
Polson was my second stop. There was a lot of local writers in that town and I could not wait to meet them. Polson sat right on Flathead Lake. It sure sounded inspiring.
Then suddenly, after a big fight with Morgan, and the five hour flight from Memphis, I was here, standing before my dream.
“Hey, Faith” I heard a familiar voice as I turned to see Lamar coming across the street.
“Am I glad to see you? I was afraid that insecure husband of yours had talk you out of coming. Where is he anyway? Shouldn’t he be here to cheer you on? This is your first big signing. You would think he would be proud to say “This is my wife.” I know I would be and you’re gorgeous too. Maybe that is why he gets so upset.” He laughed trying to cheer me up.
The store was already crowded and a line has started to form in front of the table they had set up for me. There were signs announcing my arrival and a huge display of my novel and some of my smaller publications.
“I didn’t realize they would have all my books on display.” I said nervously to Lamar.
“This is the big world now Faith. Your life will never be the same.” He encouraged me.
“Now go get em girl.” He added as he led me through the crowd and introduced me to my readers.
"My world will never be the same again", I repeated the last words Lamar said to me before I picked up the pen and began to sign.
“That was a great evening and the store manager was well pleased.” Lamar informed me as he drove me to my motel.
“I know, but I felt bad that he had to lock the doors at ten and there were still people out side hoping to come in.” I said not feeling good about leaving anyone out.
“You get some rest tonight. You have another big signing tomorrow and they will get another chance. You have to be at the airport early. So do as I say rest.” He instructed me as he waved me goodnight.
Lamar had hired a pilot to take us to the various cities. His name was Jake Hammond. He was a widower. He had a large spread on Flat head lake and had invited us to stay there, so Lamar arranged for Polson to be our lay over point.
From what Lamar told me it sounds like I will regret being married.
But I knew that all I could do was fantasize and write them down on paper and that was what I intended to do.
Morgan wasn’t answering his phone and I knew he was in one of his "I’ll show her moods”. I left a sweet voice mail knowing that I would rather hang up without saying a word.
I took a hot shower and sat down at my computer, knowing I had to be up early.
As I began to type the words flowed on to the screen and out of my heart.
Imagine if you will
a cottage on a hill
windows open wide
with lace curtains
blowing in the wind
the chimes on the balcony
blends with the breeze
and sings along
with the birds in the trees
deep peace you will find
a tranquil mind
imagine if you will
a cottage on a hill
I could sleep now. As I laid my head on the pillow I thought, “Maybe, tomorrow I will find that cottage for real.
(April 2, 2003)
I met Lamar in the lobby of the motel at eight thirty. We headed to the airport to meet the pilot that Lamar had hired to work out our itinerary with him.
“We have a lot to get accomplished today. We have to be back here by six to be ready for tonight’s signing.” He said. “I think you are gonna really like this guy, Jake. He has lived here all his life. He is well liked and trusted. He comes highly recommended.” He added.
I was glad that I had another night in Missoula to give the readers, that had so patiently waited in line last night, only to be turned away at ten, another chance.
But, I couldn’t wait to see Polson and the beautiful Flat Head Lake.
To be continued......
As the words in the song by Glenn Frey goes,
"Some ones gonna cry when they've found they lost her. Some ones gonna thank the stars above"
Excerpt from "Fantasies of a Married Woman."
Please read Fantasies part two........
And, excerpt from Fantasies, (somewhere in between)
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|Reviewed by Irene
|well it is hard to believe my little girl is heading for a successful career of writing. like what I have read....very good.|