Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gollum's exercise continued....Part 2

Genevieve had spent most of the day preparing for the dinner party. She looked at the clock and knew she had just enough time to get herself ready. She ran up the stairs and quickly changed clothes. She stood in front of the mirror and and let out a heavy sigh, "this is as good as it gets" she mumbled. Out of no where Marcel appeared and said "you look gorgeous Genevieve". He leaned in and kissed her forehead. She was sure she could already smell whisky on his breath. " I see you started early, sweetheart". He gave her a sheepish grin, feeling guilty. "I'm sorry I didn't even pour you a glass of wine". "That's OK, I am almost finished..... now I am definitely ready to have one". He quickly disappeared. As she walked back out to the terrace she admired the work she had done. The table looked perfectly set and she was proud of her accomplishment. It wasn't a typical setting and she hoped the bosses wife, Sarah would be impressed. As she sipped her wine she faintly heard the doorbell and instantly a lump rose in her throat. She made her way to the door, pressing her clothes with her hands, took a deep breath and answered the door. She opened the door and instantly let out a gasp. There stood Marcel's boss Findlay McLean wearing a full Scottish ensemble kilt and all. "Well hello there wee lassie, you dinnie think I would come to the festivities not wearing me tartan did ya? He then patted his sporran that laid in front of his burgundy plaid kilt. Genevieve stood speechless, she looked over at his wife Sarah for support. "Aye missie, can ya believe this crazy man o' mine". Suddenly she could hear Marcel laughing in the background, they all began laughing. She immediately realized that they had played a practical joke on her, she found herself starting to laugh uncontrollably. The ice had been broken. Marcel was right they were a wonderful couple and had a great sense of humor. They talked for hours, he reminisced about wanting to travel back to the highlands one day to see what he called the "Motherland". Not only had she landed the job, but she was sure this was the first of many evenings they would share with the McLean's.

19 comments:

Mama said...

Your a canny lass Frenchie, yer had me going there.ROFL.....

How do you get a Scotsman to fix yer roof?
Tell him the drinks are on the house.

Bre said...

woohoo, I'm the first to post !

I'd read your novels anytime......you certainly grabbed my attention and hooked me right away.
I admit, it might have been something to do with the scottish kilt LOL. For a minute there I thought I might be reading about my favourite scotsman - Jamie from the Diane Gabaldon series.

Keep on writing girl !...wouldn't it be nice to be able to quit your day(night)job.

Cheers,
Bre

Bridget said...

What a clever continuation to your story. Those prompt words were right up you alley!

~♥~ Monica S said...

Wonderful!! I can tell you have written before!! :-) Looking forward to the next part!!

Monica

Bo said...

You are so good at this Lisa!! The way you wrote the conversation in Scottish dialect was fabulous! I could practically hear them talking! L♥ved this!! Hugs, Bo

Ma'dame French said...

I would quit my job in a second if I could do this seriously and take some courses to cultivate my abilities...I know I have so much to learn but I truly enjoy it;) French

squawmama said...

Ok... I'll try to keep it down a bit... OH Dangit girlfriend I can't... You know I think you’re so talented... Please pursue your dreams because you’re excellent at what you do... ok... was that a little better? Luv ya... Have a great day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Donna Marie said...

Wonderful jobbie Chickie!!!!!

That was excellent. I started my story but I haven't had time to finish it! I had to go shooping last night!

Great Job as usual!

xoxoxoxoxo
Donna

Buffie said...

Bravo! Bravo!!! I sure hope you continue this story...it's REALLY good! I have to give it to you, you have an awesome imagination girl!

Buffie

Gollum said...

These exercises are making blogland shine this holiday!

Love this, French. I'm so glad you continued it. You have a natural flow, a natural sense of story.

Yes-I'm a nurse, I studied interior design, too. Lots in common there, no? :-) Elizabeth Berg (Talk Before Sleep is one of my favorite novels, followed by Range of Motion)is just an example of another author (besides myself and besides you) who is an RN. I am Gollum/Michael. LOL I always wrote lengthy nurse's notes...I think that nursing was the very best background I could have had, better than an MFA in creative writing. Nurses (as you know) are taught to observe people from the inside out. It is only natural that you have found joy with words, as well as design. It's all mixed up, this grab bag of talents. I think this is a reason why so many bloggers found their way to RMS--it was a way to write, a form of expression, along with a design flair.

My Internal Critic is telling me that I must get to Publix and Kroger, or all of the Rich's frozen roll dough will be gone, lol. I don't want to be the one to tell my mother that we can't have her special rolls. :-)

((hugs))

mrsben said...

For being a Quebec Francophone, you sure have one 'helluva' Scottish accent. (Grin)

Encore Madame Lisa!!!!
Hugs, hugs -Brenda-

artis1111 said...

It is fun doing these. I hope we get more to do. This one was great> Kathy

Ma'dame French said...

There's no doubt I am married to a very PROUD Scottish man is there?? lol French;)

Deb said...

Hi Lisa! This is very good, I'm so glad she got the job! I can't wait to see what's to come later. Deb

Naz said...

You are a natural writer! Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy To Be said...

BRAVO!!! Oh French you are too good friend..I need to write a novel girl..I love reading this..Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving dear friend..hugs and smiles Gloria

artis1111 said...

Great French!! Have joy and peace to you and yours Turkey Day! Kathy

Justine said...

Great story continuation, Lisa! I love the part about him showing up in his tartan!

Justine :o )

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Great tale, Lisa! Dropping in to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

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