Sunday, January 27, 2013

Minnie Goes to Heaven

a novel written during NaNoWriMo (snippet 2) 
Minnie jumped up. Yes, jumped. Then she knew she was in heaven. She hadn’t jumped like that since she was a kid. And, come to think of it, not even then. 
She had been the best rope-jumper on the playground back in Holland. But, now her legs were phenomenal. She looked at them. Yes, these were her legs, although younger, stronger, and less hairy than she remembered them. These were beautiful legs. 
She couldn’t wait to show John. He would be tickled. He might even tickle her. Maybe she should just show him one at a time. Two would be too much.
What was she thinking? If she was in heaven, John wouldn’t be here. He would be back at home wondering why it took so long for her to drive back from Nan’s house in the country. 
She stopped looking at her amazing legs and began walking on them. They moved so smoothly. Wow, she was gliding. Breathing in a big breath of coffee, lily of the valley and freshly laundered clothes, she set off across the bouncy green grass of heaven. She hadn’t felt this carefree ever. 

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