Weekend Writing Warriors: Anti-Cupids (Scoring Points)

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Last Sunday, not-Renee—whose not-name is growing on me—was suspicious of Jack’s lack of knowledge about his brother’s wedding cake.

After all, how could he spend all that time at a cake tasting . . . with Viv . . .  and not be able to describe what it’s going to look like?


“I can’t either,” Viv said. “Once the “flavor meld” was ironed out, I figured the lovebirds could decide which symbols celebrate their unique relationship without my input.”

“I hear you,” Jack said, grinning.

Renee’s gaze dropped to Viv’s outfit. “I suppose we can’t all be creative,” she said.

“Not in the same way, no,” Viv said, wondering why Jack’s girlfriend was trying to score points and why she was disappointed that he was with someone who did that.

“You should see the way she orders coffee,” Jack told Renee.

“That’s not creativity, that’s survival,” Viv said.


The snow outside is fluffy and white and lovely and I wish with all my heart that it would go away and take the wind chill with it.

Even though most of my current WIPS are set in spring and summer, I keep trying to put coats on my characters, like a mother making her kids wear sweaters because she’s cold . . .


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34 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Anti-Cupids (Scoring Points)

    • The break up is coming—so much fun to write!

      And nope—no nuts or raspberries in the cake. I’m wondering if I should have fun with the rest of the catering, though . . . I’ve already messed with the flowers. 🙂

    • Hmmm. . . . bit of column A, bit of column B, I think. I believe she might see it as defending her territory from an interloper—though clearly (I hope), Viv and Jack don’t. 🙂

      Thanks, Paula!

  1. So Viv’s a bit naive if she’s wondering why a woman like not-Renee (love the name BTW) is trying to make her look bad. Helloooo….but I love this story and all the dialog and everything pertaining thereto…great snippet!

    • Viv doesn’t understand why someone who looks like not-Renee would think Viv was competition, especially when Viv refuses to compete at all—Viv may have some leftover issues from growing up with a gorgeous sister . . .

      Thanks, Veronica! 😀

  2. Doesn’t Viv’s sister act like this sometimes–or have other women act like that towards her? Women can be sadly competitive about looks, as if the woman who collects the admiration of more men than anyone else wins.

    Even if Viv didn’t like Jack romantically, it’s always unsettling when people have evil significant partners. It means they’re not as nice, or more blind than you thought.

    • You’re right, Caitlin.

      Viv’s been dismissed a lot by people who compare her looks to her sister’s. Plus, not-Renee has a plan for Jack, so she’s going to resent any woman who takes his attention away, no matter how platonic.

      And Jack is becoming less blind by the second . . . 🙂

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