by Shannon Fay from the October 5, 2015 issue
Tagline: Her 8th-grade student-matchmakers had been a little out of line, but Janet had to admit she liked the way they thought!
Here's where it happens in the story "On Blueberry Hill."
Her breath caught as they neared the young man handing out buckets. Ryan? Of course not. Much too young.
Here's an example from "When Tracy Met Rick."
"What I'm wondering is, since you had such a bad day, would you like to talk about it over coffee? There's a place in the mall."
"Oh, but I'm afraid I can't do that," said Tracy.
Disappointment crossed his face and he pointed to her hand. "I'm sorry. When I didn't see a wedding ring, I thought you were single."
"I am single. I just meant I can't have coffee with a complete stranger." She held out her hand. "I'm Tracy."
So it's often short, for obvious reasons. You only have 800 words to work with.
However, in this story, things look dim for about one quarter of the story. Poor Janet is upset for a long time. But in the end, Charlie redeems himself by explaining that he totally respects how much work she does and that he likes spending time with her. This bodes well for the relationship. Who doesn't love a man who can admit when he's wrong? And with flowers!
So, to review, dark moments don't occur in every Woman's World story, but they don't have to be fleeting. You can draw it out for more drama.
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