Saturday, April 07, 2012

Tempus Fugit by Mavis Applewater

Sometimes time flies at other times it is at a complete standstill, sometimes you wont give anyone the time of day, at other times you'll make time with that special someone, and sometimes you will realize that now is the time when you have to bare your heart and ask for what you want the most....

You might want to pick up Mavis Applewaters "Tempus Fugit" if you want to see where I'm going with this untimely babbling, and if you like a romance on the theme of "a love that never dies" then don't  miss this one - it's the ultimate theme story .

Now lets see where to start ... with a couple of red and white Chevy Bell Air convertibles ? With a bit of pom-pom shaking in the high school cheerleading squad ? At the local burger joint where all the cool teenagers hang out .... I might add that we are talking 1956 here so this is as hot as it gets ... well not quite - it is after all Mavis who penned this  !

I could also start out with Laurie and Ginny, newcomers in town, tall, identical twins, blond, gorgeous, bright, rich ... every high school boy's wet dream .... I think? Well pretty soon you'll see that neither girl is really into boys or at least not exclusively.

If I give you the blond twins I guess I also have to throw in a red head .... so here you go. You or rather Laurie and Ginny can have Ellen our all American high school senior who is working hard to prepare for college life ... hopefully at Smiths come next fall.

So where do we go from here ? Well we could go parking at the local teenage groping ground in the woods or go to the passion-pit (the drive-in-movie theater). As far as I can tell there is really no difference - the groping hands works well everywhere. The big question is who is going to run off with the girl? Well you'll have to go look for yourself if you want to find out.

I can assure you that nothing is settled with the first kiss or any of those to follow. Life is going to throw the girls out on a bumpy road, but through all the 13 years that "Tempus Fugit" covers there is one - or maybe I should say - two constants, the continual meeting and parting of Ellen and the love of her life. The question is if there is ever going to come a time and place where either the one or the other women will bare her heart and ask for what she really wants .... "will you stay"?

This story is well written with a broad story line that gives you both well developed characters and a supporting gallery of family and friends who lends credibility to the story. The story has been published so it seems that I'm not the only one who found it worth a read. 

This link takes you to an early version of Mavis Applewaters authors page on The Academy. If you scroll down the page you'll find links to all of the 14 parts of "Tempus Fugit" - you will need this to get to part 11. If you wonder how I came by this early version of the author page, please look up "Tools of the Trade" and the explanation on "How to find what has been lost".

Charlie has forwarded a link to Mavis's authors page on PDA Fiction through the WayBackMachine. You can download the Tempus Fugit in a number of ebook formats. If you need help converting to another format than those offered please look up "Tools of the Trade" and the explanation on "How to make an eBooks in a format of your choice".

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