Monday, August 19, 2013
She took a sip of her wine and looked at him appraisingly.
“Okay, now it’s your turn to share. Tell me how in the world you got the name Mudflap. It has to be a nickname, right?”
He chuckled mockingly. “Unfortunately, no. It’s the name that my parents gave me on my birth certificate.”
“Why? And please tell me you’re an only child or that they didn’t do the same thing to your brothers and sisters.”
His eyes sparkled with amusement although he tried to sound annoyed. “Are you making fun of my name?”
She worked to straighten her grin. “No sir, I would never make fun of a highbrow name like Mudflap.” She giggled. “Come on. You have to tell me the story.”
He sighed deeply before launching into the story. “I have a brother who’s seven years older than me and then twin sisters who are five years older.”
“Ooh, twins run in your family, too. That settles it. We’re never allowed to procreate. We’d end up having a litter,” she teased.
His eyes darkened for a moment as he considered her.
A shiver of awareness rolled up her spine, but then he continued. “I wasn’t planned. My mom never forgave my dad for getting her pregnant. To add insult to injury, my dad was out hunting when mom went into labor. I’m not sure what the story is, but mom swears the night I was conceived dad was so horny, he got turned on by a mudflap girl. Obviously, that’s not even possible, but I honestly don’t really want to know what the whole story is. All I know is that mom was hormonal and ticked at dad and I paid for it with my name. She’s since forgiven me for being born, but I’m stuck with the name.”
Shanae snickered. “That is so wrong.” But her lips continued to twitch. “Tell me about it. I’m the one who’s had to live with the name my whole life.” “Have you ever considered changing it?”
“Yeah, it’s crossed my mind a time or two or hell, one hundred times, but I figure it’s a good reminder to always use birth control.”
She full-out guffawed at that. “Oh my God.” The snorting continued. “That’s absolutely priceless.” She giggled into her hand.
“Oh yeah, just continue to laugh it up. I see how you are.”
“I’m sorry, but it really is a great story.”
About the Authors:
An avid reader her entire life, Christi Snow always dreamed of writing books that brought to others the kind of joy she felt when she read. But...she never did anything about it besides jot down a few ideas and sparse scenes.
When she turned 41, she decided it was time to go after her dream and started writing. Within four months, she'd written over 150,000 words and hasn't stopped since.
She's found her calling by writing about sexy, alpha heroes and smart, tough heroines falling in love and finding their passion. She's truly living the dream and loving every minute of it.
Her tagline is... Passion and adventure on the road to Happily Ever After. She's loving this adventure!
M.F.Smith, Mudflap is a morning show personality for 96.3 KLLL in Lubbock, TX.
He’s been on the morning show for seven years and in radio for over ten years. He’s entertained people all over the world, and has helped raise money for many non-profit agencies and charities.
Mudflap loves to see people smile and believes everyone deserves a hug.