Sunday, June 26, 2011


A few of unfinished blog posts are clogging up my Word processor. Just like every writer, an Outlaw Muse can have their train robbed of thought by distractions and interruptions. Well, when A Blogfest...Interrupted came around the bend, the Outlaw jumped on board. 

"A Blogfest...Interrupted"
 Hosted by Sasha @
You know how the Outlaw feels about rules, but blogfests have'em so here they are:

On Saturday, June 26th, post a 500-1000 word scene of your characters being interrupted - doesn't matter what they're doing, doesn't matter what's interrupting them (end of the world, knock on the door, little voice in their head...), they just need to be interrupted.

And the interruptions begin...

by Rose Wade

The sudden pounding had her cursing out loud as she stepped from the shower and reached for a towel. Whoever it was rushing her out of the bathroom had given up on the doorbell and resorted to banging an insistent fist on the door. She’d hurried to rinse the shampoo from her hair. The leftover suds joined the water in dripping down her legs to her feet and leaving her footprints soaked into the plush bath mat.  She wrapped the towel around herself haphazardly and held it clutched to her chest as she crossed the living room. Wet footprints trailed behind her.

When she opened the door, the night air made her shiver. She felt the last bit of soap slide over the top of her foot and between her toes. “Dino,” She sighed and turned from the door. “I was in the shower.”

The sight of her fresh from a shower made him grin. For a minute, it made him forget why he’d come over. “I can see that.” His eyes stayed on her barely swathed form as she walked back into the bathroom. He closed the front door, shoved his hands in his pockets then followed her.

He leaned on the door jamb just as she was disappearing behind the shower curtain. “I’ll make it up to you, Babe. I’ll let you have a free peek.”

“Pass.” She was only slightly annoyed. Getting a second chance at a shower made her feel better. Cleaner, at least.

“You don’t know what you’re missing, Honey.” He tugged back the curtain. His mischievous smile was rewarded with a splash of soapy water. Dino took every opportunity to drop in on her. They did the same in teasing each other.

“I’ll get over it. Why are you here?” She turned off the water then took the fresh towel he offered.

He turned to the mirror to wipe the rest of the soapy water from his face with a wash cloth. While he checked the fresh scar on his cheek, he had a glimpse of her emerging from the shower behind him. He turned and smiled. “Hey Rosie.”

“Hi Dino. Why are you here? And what happened to your face?”

“Oh this? Just a scratch.” He'd have to explain that. Later. Instead, he watched her brush her teeth then followed her into the bedroom.

Rose stood at the closet and pawed through her clothes. She decided against one shirt, slid it aside, looked at another. “Dino…”

He blinked. Her question had pulled him out of a haze. “Yeah?”

She looked at him. “Are you going to tell me why you’re here?”

“Why I’m here?”

“Yes,” She sighed. “You came over for a reason, right?’


“Well, what is it?”

Dino blinked again and glanced around. “I don’t know.”

Her brow furrowed. “You don’t know? How can you not know?”

He thought for a moment then looked up at her. “She hasn’t written it yet.”


“Yeah. You know…” He nodded to the ceiling. “Her.”

“Oh.” She glanced up. Above them was the writer. Head held in her hands, the writer was peering down at the keyboard and waiting for the details of the scene to come to her.

“She’s probably the reason you’re still staring at the pile of clothes.” His tongue swept across his lips. “You’re towel is slipping, by the way.”

Rose adjusted her towel then glanced up at the writer. “I guess we’ll have to wait until she writes more.” She looked back at Dino. “What’ll we do until then?”

“Well…” His eyes traveled down her body. The mischievous grin was back. “I have an idea…”

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Kreativ Blogger Award

The Kreativ Blogger Award

I recently found a great blog through Networked Blogs. Don Smith from Geezer Sayz has passed along the Kreativ Blogger Award to Outlaw’s pRose! Thank you, Don & Geezer for your kindness!

With the help of his friend Geezer, Don’s blog is filled with topics from politics to movies and everything in between. Each post is a true gem told with wit and wisdom. Finding Geezer Sayz has been like stumbling on a train full of gold.

The instructions that came with the Kreativ Blogger Award are:

Pass it on to 10 bloggers and notify them. I highly recommend visiting these blogs. The Outlaw doesn’t give out praise lightly! Be sure and give each blog a proper read while you’re there. Take my word for it, you won’t be disappointed!

In addition, I have to reveal 10 things about myself that most people don’t know.
So, here we go: To carry out the first instruction, I would like to pass this award on to the following bloggers, in no particular order:

Since Don has already passed on an award to John Liming at The Liming Liberal Digest, I won’t pass on another. I’ll just give John’s blog a deserving mention: “Love your blog, John!”

Now for the 10 bloggers to pass on an award to…It’ll be a touch hard since Outlaws are notorious for having a small circle of select friends. Here we go and CONGRATULATIONS to you all!

10 Kreativ Blogs
  1. Elise @ "Gladiator’s Pen”
  2. Lori @ “Lori’s Reading Corner”
  3. Sheliagh @ “Fear Not the Darkness”
  4. Amy @ “My Breakfast Platter”
  5. Simply @ “Simply’s Blog”
  6. Lilit @ “Spring Roll”
  7. Victoria @ “Writer Beware™ Blogs!”
  8. Anna @ “Anna’s Obsession”
  9. Ken @ “Just 1 Writer”
  10. Niki @ “Niki J Markus”

10 things about ME:
  1.   I’m ambidextrous. Yeah, I’m, one of those weird people who can write with both hands, and at the same time.
  2.  I'm double-jointed. I can sit with both knees close together and my feet to the sides. It’s hard to explain, but it used to drive my granny crazy whenever I did it. I can also spread my toes and pick things up with them. I do this for no other reason than to make my hubby crazy. :P
  3. Both of my parents were in the Navy. I grew up near the ocean and love living near the water, love the beach, and I love to swim. But I also have thalassophobia: the fear of oceans and large bodies of water.
  4. I’m the first person in 4 generations of my family to have red hair and green eyes.
  5. I always read magazines from back to front. I usually read at least 3 novels at a time.
  6. My I.Q. was once tested to be 192 and I’m a college graduate. But, once upon a time, I was a high school dropout.
  7. Life is fair; it’s people who aren’t. A true human being is a person who strives to be fair, compassionate, and thoughtful in every aspect of life.
  8. I love to make people laugh. I really LOVE to make people laugh so hard that they spit Coke out of their nose! How many times is that now, Elise? A dozen? : )
  9. Peach roses and purple calla lilies are my favorite flowers.
  10. I believe Russell Crowe is the perfect man. Yes, flaws and all. Handsome, sexy, smart, opinionated, talented…No, you can’t convince me otherwise!...Don’t make me get my gun! :)

There’s your taste of what it’s like to be trapped in my world. A lil crazy, but an awesome hideout away from the “normal” people.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Book Blogger Blog Hop June 10th -13th

This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! This weeks Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Lori’s Reading Corner

This weeks Book Blogger Question is:


A great question with an easy answer. All book lovers have their favorite authors. Writers and readers alike will stand in line at book signings for the prize of a hand-written pseudonym on the title page, and if we're lucky a photo and a brief chat with their favorite author.
Dr. William "Bill" Bass

I am dying to meet Jefferson Bass; more specifically, Dr. Bill BassHe and his colleague, Jon Jefferson write collaboratively under the pseudonym Jefferson Bass. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Dr. Bass is one of the world's leading forensic anthropologists and the founder of the Body Farm, the University of Tennessee's unique facility dedicated to anthropological research. 

Writing, humor, anthropology, and law; my favorite interests. Jefferson Bass delivers them all. Their novels are filled with intrigue, suspense, unforgettable characters, unique stories and plotlines, humor, witty dialog, and vividly described anthropological details that every reader of mystery, crime, and thriller would appreciate.

I've been hooked on the writing of Jefferson Bass since first picking up Carved in Bone in 2006. It seems only one new novel is released per year. The wait is long but utterly worth it...even if I do eagerly zip through a new novel in a matter of hours then have to start the year-long wait all over again. Totally worth it. :)