Mid Week Tease: Gasping, I then almost dropped the chair on his foot. #MWTease

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Welcome back to Mid Week Tease! I was away on holiday last week, but now I’m back and sharing another snippet from Unconventional. I hope you enjoy it!

UnconventionalThe people were just so grateful. None of them really wanted to be there, taking handouts, but their circumstances left them no choice. And those circumstances were wide-ranging, from what I’d gathered from Maddox. It was a display of just how fallible humans are, of how we all make mistakes, or just get a really bum deal in life. As I took in each genuine smile, each ‘thank you’, each ‘looks great’, I realized that perhaps I was being too hard on myself. These people were human, they deserved compassion and help, a chance to get their lives back on track. And if they did, then so did I.

Yes, I’d screwed up. But nobody had died, or even gotten hurt. And it wasn’t like I planned any of it—I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Admittedly, with the wrong people. I wasn’t a bad person—just one who was a little gullible, perhaps. Well, I wouldn’t be making that mistake again. I’d heard somewhere that you’re only stupid if you make a mistake and don’t learn from it.

Feeling much more positive, I hummed a tune as I carried on with my task. I became so engrossed, having fallen into a rhythm—wipe, flip, sweep, mop—that I didn’t notice Maddox until I almost hit him in the face as I upturned a chair. Gasping, I then almost dropped the chair on his foot.

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10 Responses to "Mid Week Tease: Gasping, I then almost dropped the chair on his foot. #MWTease"

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    April 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

    sounds like he was being too hard on himself. It will be interesting to see how he moves forward. Well done!

    • Lucy Felthouse

      April 5, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      It’s a woman, Kathleen 😉

  2. elodie parkes

    April 5, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Love the teaser 🙂

  3. Kai Tyler

    April 5, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    I can identify with getting lost in whatever you’re doing and not noticing the world around you. He shouldn’t have snuck up on her. 😀

  4. Author Jessica E. Subject

    April 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    A great peek at her thought processes and how the act of charity helped to change her mind.

  5. siobhanmuir

    April 5, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Hahahaha I’ve been there and damn near done that. Great tease, Lucy. 🙂

  6. dorisoconnor

    April 5, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Fabulous tease!

  7. Angelica Dawson

    April 5, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Great tease. Love the near miss too.

  8. Clare Dargin

    April 6, 2017 at 2:31 am

    He was so busy being too hard on himself that she almost hit him. Great tease!

  9. mhsusannematthews

    April 6, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Excellent tease. It’s also a terrific reminder that not all people fall on hard times because of something bad they’ve done. Wrong place, wrong time, wrong friends. Well don.