You know how your stories are sort of like children? You’re proud of them when they go out in the world and do well. And you love each and every one of them, exactly the same.
Except sometimes, you like one a little better than the other. She makes you laugh, or she makes you smile, or maybe she makes you sigh. But mostly, there’s just something there, close to your heart, that makes you like her just a teensy bit more than the others. Not forever, of course. You know that tomorrow, your heart will be pulled in another direction.
That’s just the way it is, with stories and kids. And that’s the way it is with my story, “The Funny Thing in The Bathroom at Casa Del Rio.” You can read it in A Shaker of Margaritas: Hot Flash Mommas. This anthology has just come out of Mozark Press, and it’s brimming with wonderful stories about the forty or older woman and her search for happiness, or love, passion, or perhaps revenge.
I’m not sure what each character is searching for because I haven’t had time to read each and every story. But I’ve enjoyed the ones I’ve read so far. And I’m so glad that this story of mine found a home there. There’s a little piece of me in that forty-something woman who bumps into a long-ago lover in the Senoritas.
Makes me feel twenty-something again when I read it. And for just a few minutes, that’s a fine thing. Might make a fine gift for the woman of a certain age you know. That’s all I’m saying.
And that I really love “The Funny Thing in the Bathroom at Casa Del Rio.” I’ll keep smiling… until the next special story grabs my heart.
Congratulations Cathy!! That book has a fabulous cover! Did I tell you I saw it last week, because Donna V. has a story in it? I just glanced through it and didn't get to read any of the stories. I'm not sure who else is in it that I know, except for Freaking June Cleaver! Do you read her blog? If I'm remembering correctly, that was her very first submission, anywhere!! Congrats again, you scathingly brilliant woman, you!
Congratulations! I'll look forward to reading it. I know it will be a) funny; b) brilliantly written; and c) something I can totally relate to. Great way to start out the turkey day holiday!
Awesome, Cathy! I'm excited for you. When you're hot, you're hot! (no pun intended.:)
Woo hoo, congrats! This book sounds like something I could use these days. Keep 'em comin'!
Thanks, y'all!Becky, I read Donna's story and it's a fun one! And I think I may have stopped by June Freakin' Cleaver 'cause I love that name-I'll have to read her story. Um, guessing that's not her byline, but I'll figure it out.And y'all should try your hand-I think the editor's got a call out for another collection. I'll check it out and let you know!
Congratulations, Cathy! The title alone made me laugh (but then I went all horror novel in my head and wondered just what exactly that thing in bathroom really was…) 🙂
Good for you, Cath — Big Congratulations! You're gonna be famous, I just know it.
Aw, thanks, Madeline. And I think I'm a little afraid at how your mind works. :-)And thanks, Anita! I don't really need to be rich and famous. Rich is enough for me. 🙂
Hi Cathy,I love your story about the bathroom encounter. It makes me smile and remember the first blush of love everytime I read it.And isn't the cover of the anthology great, too?
Thanks, Donna! Oh, yeah. That cover rocks! 🙂
Hey, Cathy! Just read your story and loved it – just the kinda gal I'd like to hang out with. I'm amazed by the wonderful stories in there – and to think I'm included – honored to be there (mine is called "Viva Las Vegas.") Just added you to my follow list and hoping to meet everyone online.