Marji Laine

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Mara’s Journal – Chapter 5

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Read today's chapter at Write Integrity PressMara has never shown a lot of gracefulness, and nothing about that changes in today’s episode over at Write Integrity Press. Humiliations are just part of the journey.

The story premise: After coming to know the Lord, Mara Adkins feels compelled to try to right the wrongs she committed during her more manipulative days. And she’s got a LOT of victims to encounter. Yet God just might intend that one of them hold her heart. 

These pages were also stuck together, but when they broke apart, little slivers that smelled like chocolate showered into my lap. What has Mara gotten into this time?
From Mara herself:

ADA chocolate fountainWaiting

Now this job title is down-right prophetic. Waiting to meet with each of these men consumes my thoughts. And like I said before, offering the apologies isn’t nearly as difficult as looking into their eyes.

That, said, what I’m really waiting for is my next job.

I told you that baking wasn’t my thing? Well, I think it’s more the carrying part of the baking that’s not my forte.

Let’s just close this chapter with the knowledge that I’m way over the chocolate fetish I had during my sophomore year in college. Way over! At this moment, I would scream at the sight of a brownie. Or a mug of cocoa.

But then a cappuccino sounds delicious right about now …

Ugh, I have to get my mind back on finding a new job. Preferably one that deals with things that I can’t demolish. In public.

Strains of “Another One Bites the Dust” are flitting across my mind. I might as well laugh about this. Lord knows every one else did.

With this humbling experience, I can’t help but wonder what’s going on with Jared. There was a good reason for him to steal my designs. After all, he was a no-talent doodler. Without anyone beside him to hack designs off of, I wonder how long Philippe will put up with him.

I can only hope that if he’s forced to re-enter the job market someday, and surely that day will come, that he’s forced to be a cater-waiter at least one time.



PS from Marji Laine: A Dozen Apologies provides a special treat—though not chocolate-covered but close—for the readers! You all get to help decide the ending of this book! Too much fun!

The way it works is: A new chapter will post each weekday at Write Integrity Press. Read the 13 chapters (from 12 different authors) and then choose the hero you like the best. The guy who gets the most votes gets the girl! Whoop!  And as a bonus, the book itself, which will offer the only chance to see the final chapter, will be free over Valentine weekend! Win-Win!

Your Turn: What’s your most embarrassing moment?

Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

One thought on “Mara’s Journal – Chapter 5

  1. There are so many. How about the time I mentioned the importance of my daughter finishing her cosmotology training so she wouldn’t have to work at Wal-Mart? A lady in the beauty shop gave me the evil eye. After she left, my daughter informed me she was one of the managers at Wal-Mart. I will never say anything like that again. And I didn’t mean it in a bad way…really…I don’t think my daughter would be good at retail sales. How embarrassing…