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"Her Day" - Book Teaser

Updated on March 20, 2018
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Brenda Thornlow is an author from the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, New York.


I'm not sure if she knew who I was, or if she even knew I existed. I remember seeing her around the campus either walking to and from class with her girlfriends or sitting on the grass with them, skipping her classes. I wasn't the only one mesmerized with her. She fascinated everyone. She made everyone feel as if they were someone special.

A couple of times she looked in my general direction and smiled. Her green eyes had a sort of laughter in them. When she smiled, you almost had the feeling that she was keeping some sort of funny secret from you; that she knew something you didn't and she found it quite amusing. Her long dark hair contrasted with her green eyes and fair skin made her a striking site. Her beautiful soul only accentuated her beauty.


I never understood why she dated the guys she dated. They acted as though it were some sort of privilege for her to be dating them rather than the other way around. And she kept going back to them. If she had ever been with me I would feel like the lucky one. If only she had seen that. It almost seemed as if she cherished a challenge. I don't think I could ever give her that challenge and I'm sure she knew that.

As she lies there, I look at her and wonder what could have been if she had taken a chance on someone or something different. If she hadn't resisted and really listened to her heart because I'm sure it was telling her to do the right thing.

Girls like her never really do what's best for themselves though, do they?

I stood there and looked at her for long enough so I turned around and walked up the aisle toward the exit. The two men standing by the doors wearing earpieces glanced at me as I walked out. As I walked down the stairs I wondered if they were still watching me.

If they knew.


(c) 2017 Brenda Thornlow

To read more of Brenda Thornlow’s work:

Brenda Thornlow’s Amazon page

Brenda Thornlow’s Barnes & Noble page

Brenda Thornlow’s Smashwords page

"The Rest of Me" A story about love and starting over.

Brenda Thornlow's debut novel. First book in a time travel series.

My Life as I Knew It book trailer

© 2014 Brenda Thornlow


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    • Bk42author profile imageAUTHOR

      Brenda Thornlow 

      3 years ago from New York

      Thank you so much for reading my work and listening to my interview, word55. Much blessings and success to you as well! :)

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      3 years ago from Chicago

      Good story here. Listened to your internet radio interview. Remember the story of Sara and Abraham in the Bible? Relax in the faith of God, live according to the new, rebirth, life of Jesus and you can have the desires of your heart. Much success to you BK42. :-)

    • Bk42author profile imageAUTHOR

      Brenda Thornlow 

      4 years ago from New York

      Thank you! So glad you liked it, Flourish!

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      4 years ago from USA

      This is great. You taunt the reader with possibilities, of what doing the right thing would have involved and who the guys with the ear pieces were.

    • Bk42author profile imageAUTHOR

      Brenda Thornlow 

      4 years ago from New York

      Thank you, Eiddwen! :)

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      4 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful hub; great writing and voted up.


    • Bk42author profile imageAUTHOR

      Brenda Thornlow 

      4 years ago from New York

      I like to leave things up ti the readers imagination.

    • Bk42author profile imageAUTHOR

      Brenda Thornlow 

      4 years ago from New York

      Haha...thanks Bernie!

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      Bernie Ment 

      4 years ago from Syracuse, NY

      If I didn't know better, I'd say you were poking around in my head. Voted up.

    • Bk42author profile imageAUTHOR

      Brenda Thornlow 

      4 years ago from New York

      Thank you so much, DDE! Have a great day!

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great writing and your thoughts are powerful.

    • Bk42author profile imageAUTHOR

      Brenda Thornlow 

      4 years ago from New York

      Hahaha...didn't mean to leave you in turmoil! I left it up to the readers imagination. Thank you so much! :)

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Oh God! What happened here, did he kill her? Brenda, you've left my mind in turmoil...agh! Well written and gripping story. Voted up.


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