So, what's this one all about? Well I'll tell you! We have to list four truths about ourselves. The fifth "fact", we will make up, and you, the guests, have to guess which one is untrue.
So without further ado....
S'more Sundae With Nuts - Mae Clair
Layering the truth like chocolate, marshmallows and grahams
1. My husband and I have enjoyed many years of bay fishing and river fishing. Once, while fishing for bass on the river, we got caught in a freak thunderstorm—rain, wind, lightning and hail. As we didn’t want to be sitting on the water in an aluminum pontoon boat, we looked for a place to beach with shelter. There were several small islands nearby, a few with summer cottages, so we beached on the nearest. The guy in the house saw us struggling, and motioned us inside. We anchored our boat and hurried after him.
After about ten minutes indoors we heard a massive crack directly overhead. Not thunder, but something else. We raced outside to find a large tree had been struck by lightning and dropped onto the roof. Seconds later, my husband spied our boat one step shy of being swept into the river—the storm had ripped our anchor free. Fortunately, he was able to grab it at the last moment and haul it back in, but had the tree not fell we would have been minus a boat. Thankfully, no one was injured and the cottage only had minor roof damage.
2. I was a bit of a rebel in high school and during my senior year led a protest that involved barging into the teachers’ lounge, and demanding that the principal meet my group in the auditorium. There was about twenty of us who cut class, pulled down “no smoking” signs and demanded we be given our own smoking area outside. Remember, this was a looooong time ago, and people didn’t realize how bad smoking was. I was the ringleader of that protest and am still amazed I wasn’t expelled.
3. A number of years ago I attended a business conference in Arizona as part of my day job. My husband went along and we extended our stay for a mini vacation. The conference was held at a resort of villas that included eight suites, each villa with a private pool.
Late one night, hubby and I went for a romantic moonlight swim. The place was deserted, no one about. We had the pool to ourselves—right up until a helicopter swooped down, hovered above us, and nailed us in the beam of a high-intensity spotlight. I freaked out, my husband yelled something not very pleasant, and the helicopter took off.
We went back to our suite and my husband spied someone prowling around below our balcony. Turns out it was a cop who warned us to stay inside as a convenience store had been robbed several miles away and the armed suspect had been chased to our area. I hate to think if he’d stumbled upon us in the pool!
4. My nickname in high school was Starchild.
5. I grew up with an Italian grandfather who immigrated to the U.S. from Castelleone when he was 28. He was proud of his cultural heritage and taught me to speak Italian when I was just seven years old.
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Ok, which one ISN'T true??
Ah, a bit of a brush with the gods, eh? in #1. I love #2 Miss Mae. I was a wee devil in high school too. You could have been leading me into more trouble! LOL
And for #3, were you guys skinny dipping, per chance? #4 Buah-ha-ha! (Guitar strumming) Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing, where have all the flowers gone, long time ago.
#5, can you please teach me how to say stick it up your arse in Italian? That's for my hubby.
Miss Mae has done a fabulous job with her first indie-publishing of her contemporary romance novella, SOLSTICE ISLAND, from the cover to the formatting, and I am tres impressed. Do check it out, it's high on my TBR list. This adventure romance has all five-star reviews!