Sneak Peek Sunday – #SPeekSunday – A Little Preview of “Dream Vacation”

Sneak Peek Sunday – #SPeekSunday – A Little Preview of “Dream Vacation”

I’m one of a couple of dozen indie authors who’ve got a sneak peak at an upcoming work, for today’s Sneak Peek Sunday (just follow that link to see a whole bunch of other great authors and their books!).

Since you’re here now, I’ve got a little preview of the next book in the Dream Series, “Dream Vacation”.  It’s going to be released on October 31st, and here’s the opening page or so…


I knew this was a mistake, even though it was my own idea.  I suppose it’s my comeuppance for teasing Brian about wanting to see him in uniform.  Well, I got my wish.

Unfortunately, I forgot the old saying: be careful what you wish for.

My mother had a perfectly good suggestion for matching costumes for Brian and me.  I should just have gone along with it.

About a month ago, we decided to host a Halloween party, and – stupid me – I mentioned that I thought it would be cute if Brian and I coordinated our costumes.  Mom being Mom, she had an idea right away: we could go as characters from “Navy Cops,” or whatever that show is actually called.

Mom was very excited.  She said that Brian could dress up as Mark Harmon and I could be the peppy, goth-looking forensic scientist.  I had to take her word for all that – I’ve never actually sat down and watched an entire episode.  But apparently it’s very popular.  Dad certainly loves it, and clearly it’s grown on Mom.  Or, maybe, it’s just Mark Harmon that’s grown on Mom, but I’m not saying that out loud.

Anyway, it seemed as good an idea as any, and Brian didn’t really care one way or the other.  I would have done it, but then I had second thoughts when we sat down to try and figure out where to go to actually get the costumes.  I started to feel weird about being a cop, even for just a few hours.  Unpleasant memories started to push their way to the front of my brain, and – well, that was that.

A couple of days later, I was at the hospital, chatting with a patient, and she had the TV on in her room.  She was watching an old rerun of “I Dream of Jeannie” and I had my brainstorm.  Brian could dress up as Major Nelson, and I could be Jeannie.

It sounded like fun, at the time.  And Brian was fine with it.  But, now, looking at myself in the bedroom mirror, I realize just how terrible an idea it was.

I look ridiculous with this awful blonde wig   And Barbara Eden might have been around my age when she played Jeannie, but I don’t have anything like her body.  Our measurements don’t exactly match – I have too much belly and not enough chest to properly wear this outfit!  And, to top it off, I don’t have the faintest idea how they managed to keep her navel covered.  Unless I tape these horrible harem pants to myself, I’m going to be showing my belly button to half the town – not to mention most of my coworkers and all my children’s friends.


You can find the previous seven books in the series on Amazon

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