Hello al! Welcome to my blog. Today I have Everly Rush visiting and she's featuring her book, The Tantric Therapist. This little tale about her visit with the towing company certainly made me smile!
Stuff that happens to me stumbles into my books even when I’m not trying. If writers warned people they’re fair game, they’d tone themselves down and life wouldn’t be nearly so much fun. This story actually happened years ago in Texas.
In the first chapter of TTT, Sarah runs off the road near a small town. She calls Bud’s Towing and is describing where she is by the mile marker, etc. He’s not getting it. Then, she adds, “By a small grove of deciduous trees.” Bud says, “Deci… what trees?” OK, I’ll give him that. Not many tow truck drivers are spare time botanists.
Bud arrives and he’s the picture of paunchly porkitude, stogie, cap on backwards, the works. He takes one look at the car mired in mud up to the hubcaps and says, “Well, y’all stuck or what?”
Sarah refrains from saying, “Captain Obvious to the rescue!” But, with apologies to Bill Engvall, there’s your sign. Word to the wise, don’t annoy the only tow truck driver for a thirty mile radius. That’d come back and bite you.
But in the real story, Bud listened to me speak and said, “Y’all not from around here, are ya?”
“No, I’m from Illinois.”
He knit his brow and said, “What state’s that in?”
I wasn’t sure how to handle that.
He paused a moment and added, “Aw, go on… that IS a state, ain’t it?”
I said, “No fooling you!”
Bud’s a sharp one.
Oh, my. That's hysterical. That reminds me of a time when I was dancing with a guy in Texas, and he asked me where I was from, and I said Michigan. He asked what part of Texas was that from......
Tell us a little about your book, The Tantric Therapist.
Award winning writer Everly Rush loves a good plot twist mixed with mystery and dotted with humor. She feels the greatest tales feature love at first sight and is devoted to writing about this most precious gift. In the Tantric Therapist the fictional world of Mallory University is where the inhabitants overcome real life personal struggles to find their true soulmate. The Tantric Therapist: Sid and Sarah’s Story is the first in this exciting new series.
“The Gazebo has a TV in the waiting area,” Sid said. “When business is slow, I often watch old reruns. One night, there was a wonderful episode on Twilight Zone. It was about an old woman who had once seen Death and spent her life holed up in a dark basement, never going out, nor allowing anyone in. A young police officer is wounded and asks for aid. Touched, the woman helps him in and soon finds out the building is to be demolished. The officer tells her to look in the mirror and he can’t be seen. To her horror, she realizes she has allowed Death into her home. The officer gives a profoundly beautiful speech reassuring her and saying it’s not a loss, but a passage and that it is no great tearing asunder from life. In the closing shot, they walk hand in hand into the light.”
Sid cleared his throat, clearly moved by the officer’s monologue. “Sarah, this woman tried to shut Death out, but she also blocked out Love. Her life was spent half buried in the dark because she feared the inevitable and missed everything that makes life most worth living. By never opening herself to the journey, she missed the precious opportunities life sends. She was still as frightened and naïve as an aged crone as she was when young.
“We don’t know who Esther’s Harris was, but it’s safe to say she embraced love in her life at some point. She seems like she grabbed it in a full body hug. Whether Harris was a hallucination or not, he was real to her and it’s all that matters. The love she still holds in her heart has given her peace at the end of her life when she needs it most.”
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I’d love to give you those right now, but The Tantric Therapist is in Kindle Scout, where I hope it gets loads of nominations. The winners get an exclusive contract with Amazon. Interested readers can go to this link and if they like the excerpt, nominate it. https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/1VSOVEEG7BXQ9
What an interesting excerpt! I'll have to check this out in more detail. Thanks for sharing. Lets see what else we can find out about Everly!
Nestled in her beloved Midwest, Everly Rush is
an animal lover, avid gardener, good cook and
yoga enthusiast. She is driven to create tales of
love and mystery with humor in the mix.
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Thanks so much, Everly, for visiting and sharing your book and humorous incident! I hope you have great sales with your story and look forward to reading more from you.
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