Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Mara’s Journal – Chapter 6

Read today chapter of A Dozen Apologies at Write Integrity PressAfter the first five chapters of Mara’s story, she’s destroyed a cake, given gifts to children, almost lost a dog, and decimated the dessert table of a fancy banquet. If you missed any of Mara’s story, you’re going to want to read up on her at Write Integrity Press. And just wait to see what she’ll do next!

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. 

Finally, some pages without sticky stuff on them. But the writing here … I wish you could see it. The pen practically made holes in the paper. Several words were underlined, sometimes twice. I’m sensing some intense emotion.
From Mara herself:

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Have you ever noticed how people can be plain mean? I understand having high standards, but are we so intolerant that any lack of perfection is inexcusable?

Now, in a doctor’s field, I concede the point. But really, what other jobs are there that there isn’t a little wiggle room.

Chemists. Agreed, they don’t have much leeway.

Okay, okay. The military. Those people are amazing in what they accomplish. I get the point.

But I was only stacking cans of dog food, not strategizing potential battles or performing brain surgery.

Why are we so intolerant of the mistakes of others? I mean if a waitress accidentally sloshes my drink on me I’m not going to … hmm … maybe I should stop my rant now.

I’m not saying that I’ve purposely tried to get anyone fired, but I’ve thrown a fit or two in my day. Not a pretty sight. As much as I hate getting yelled at, I think I would prefer it to doing the yelling.

That said, my next job better be one that I’m actually going to want to have.



PS from Marji Laine: A Dozen Apologies provides a special treat—though not as precarious as dodging rolling cans of dog food, 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: When was the last time you made a promise to yourself? Did you keep it?

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.

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