Talk about starting off the year with a bang!
Opportunity Knocks, available from Dark Eden Press on 1 January 2008.
Once upon a time, there was a girl, a stepmother, two evil stepsisters, and an invitation to a party. Sound familiar?
Well, this particular party was being thrown in the honor of a talent scout for a major recording company. If Cindy could do nothing else, she could sing. Which is why I was here, to ensure Cindy went to the party, and got that recording contract.
The stepmother and stepsisters left for the party earlier in a long black stretch limousine. I waited until they were safely ensconced and had disappeared from sight before I approached the front door. I rang the doorbell, and knocked until my knuckles were raw. Where in the world was Cindy? Instead of drinking punch and hobnobbing with the rich and famous, I cooled my heels there for over three hours. Needless to say, I was foot-stomping mad about it.
At one minute ‘til midnight, Cindy came strolling up the walk, smiling, and humming to herself. She stopped, eyeing me suspiciously. “Who are you?”
“Why, I’m your fairy godmother, here to take you to the party. We’d better get a move on, you’ve only got a minute left to impress that talent scout.”
“Fairy godmother? What do I need one of those for? Opportunities don’t just sit around waiting for you to open the door! You have to grab them before they pass you by. I went to the party and signed a recording contract. My name may be Cindy Rella, but I wasn’t born yesterday.”
With that, she slammed the door in my face.
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I hope all of you are able to grab Opportunity by the tail and make the best of every one that comes your way!
Happy New Year!
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