Friday, March 22, 2013

I'm Glad You're Still Here for my Third Week



 I hope you're still following the Friday Blog-hop. My novel TELL THEM I DIED is a romantic adventure that centers around Angela and "Bodine" Beaudoin and their online friends.  Like many baby-boomers they have discretionary time and funds to travel, and enough online friends to share the experience with. Check out the list of other authors participating this week, here:

http://boomerlitfriday.blogspot.com/

Read a snippet from  TELL THEM I DIED, below.  This week, Angela's friend Jackson is still in the hospital all because of THAT woman.

A woman came into the room and introduced herself as the hospital social worker, Karen Stewart. She gave her prepared speech about being an advocate for all their Medicare patients. Jackson’s mind started to wander as he wondered how the hospital had gotten his Medicare information.


“Mr. Gooding, we want to make sure you are satisfied with your treatment and you aren’t sent home before you can take care of yourself.”


Jackson had his note pad with him and wrote, “I live in Memphis and I need help to get home.”


Ms. Stewart didn’t have a script prepared for Jackson’s circumstance, and while she stumbled with an answer, Jackson shoved another note at her. “I have to check out of a hotel and return a rental car. I don’t know where my wallet is.”


“Mr. Gooding, if you can’t talk, you need someone to help you with those things.”


Jackson wanted to write, “DUH.” But he wrote, “That’s what I’m trying to tell you.”


“Don’t you have some family here in Las Vegas?”


Jackson started fumbling with his cell phone, and found Bonita’s phone number. He motioned to Ms. Stewart to call the number.

TELL THEM I DIED is available as an ebook or in print from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and others. You can find direct links on my website:

http://www.sarahweathersby.com/books

13 comments:

Shelley Lieber said...

Good excerpt. I feel his frustration, and I'm wondering how he came to be in this situation. Nicely done!

Kathleen Valentine said...

Poor Jackson. He should have written, "Duh."

mutinousboomer said...

Sarah, I don't know if this was intended, but you cracked me up! There is a dark sense of humor here and the scene with the hospital social worker is so painfully real. And Jackson was definitely off her script! Well done, I really like your writing!

Sandy Nachlinger said...

I enjoyed today's realistic (and scary and funny) excerpt. I'm afraid it's all too real. You did a great job of showing Jackson's frustration and anxiety. Poor guy! I'm looking forward to reading TELL THEM I DIED.
Here's my: Boomer Lit post.

Beth said...

Love the "off script" stumble.

John Klawitter said...

A great scene. I could feel the fellow trying to hold back his panic. You have a knack for the boomer situation.

D.R. Shoultz said...

Well done. I can picture the situation - frustrated, annoyed, anxious... all at the same time. I like your style.

Michael Murphy said...

We've all been there, right? Loved this excerpt as I have the others. Looking forward to reading the book.

Claude Nougat said...

Cool! One wonders how he'll ever get out of that situation!

Lynn Schneider said...

This intrigues me. I very much want to read it, and find out what's going on! Great excerpt.

Faith Mortimer said...

Good excerpt - interesting and intriguing!

Linda Lange said...

Aha, and we're not done with Bonita yet. The plot thickens ...

saraphen said...

Thanks for all the comments. I was at a conference all day yesterday, peddling my books.