Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Dear Sis from Cozumel


***As promised, these emails were snagged off the virtual server of Brent’s sailing vessel and are presented to you one per day. Who’s Brent you ask? He’s our Love Boat Bachelor, and you can read about his daily exploits at Write Integrity Press! Don’t miss a day of his romantic adventure!

coralDear Sis,

Okay, so this trip isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I saw some of the most amazing fish today. First, there were flying fish just off the starboard side of the boat. Yes, I’m learning the lingo. These fish were the strangest thing I’ve ever seen. They would hurl themselves out of the water and stay in flight for half a minute or more. And I’m not just talking about one fish here or there. There was a swarm of them as we neared Cozumel. Like mosquitos on a steamy night near the tank out behind mom’s place.

But these were beautiful. And they didn’t bite.

I can’t say the same for some of the women on this boat.

I did have a nice excursion into Cozumel. Got myself a hat. One of those straw babies like the men wear on the golf course. And I took a ride on a glass-bottom boat. That’s where I saw the rest of the amazing fish. The coral reef wasn’t very colorful, but some of the fish made up for that. And I’ve never seen water so blue or so clear. I can honestly say I had a nice time today.

Bet you didn’t expect that. However, I’m getting tired of getting ogled like I’m on display at the deli counter. I’m not exaggerating. And every time I get another wink in my direction, I’m thinking again of just how I can repay you for this … kindness.

Your brother (still not thrilled with you),


************* End Transmission

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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.

3 thoughts on “Dear Sis from Cozumel

  1. His signature is hilarious! What a fun idea! I’ve only been on a cruise once. Sadly, it was not a guest pleasant experience–it was one of those discount vacations. Oy! :/


    • I’ve also only been on one cruise about 6 years ago. Mom, Bro, SIL and her mom and all the grandkids went together for a New Year’s cruise. (Benefits of homeschooling. Nephew had to miss 3 days of school.) Had a blast, but we didn’t really do anything. My daughter and SIL and I read a LOT! Girls swam. Played a lot of cards and trivia games (beat my bro!) and sang Karaoke.

      Was one of the most relaxing times in recent memory!


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