Thursday, 5 April 2012

E is for Exits

My plan for the A - Z Challenge is to write every post as if it were a diary entry by a character from my WIP. Today's post comes from Radleigh McCoy.


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I love women, I really do, but some of them just can't take a hint. This is why I've spent years figuring out my exit strategies. Let's say I pick up a woman on a night out in L.A. Not only is it important to always go back to her place so she doesn't find out where I live, it's also important not to fall asleep there. If you do, she's gonna expect a marriage proposal, or at least dinner. I don't have time for that. I get in, I get out. Occasionally, she might just be hot enough to warrant a second date, but then she'll want my number and that's a whole other problem.

I fixed that too.

I have my real cellphone, and my backup cellphone. I always give my back up cellphone number, which is always turned off. Every few weeks, I turn it on and listen to a bunch of hysterical women screaming at me about what a jerk I am, but then it's over. I can start again.

Picking up women in a hotel while I'm on the road is much easier to deal with. A quickie in her room, and then back to my own so I don't have to deal with the morning after bullshit. Of course, it means I can't show my face until it's time to check out, but that's okay. It sure beats the alternative.

I used to make mistakes. I gave out my real number and had calls coming in all the time, or I overexerted myself and fell asleep in some psycho girl's bed. Getting laid does not make up for all the cuddling and shit women want afterwards.

Exits are the key to a happy sex life.

35 comments:

  1. Oh my god! Is he for real?! What a sleaze!!

    You've done SO awesomely with Radleigh. He is such a fantastic, if not disgusting, character. You've given him a really strong voice. :D

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  2. Well, he just sounds like a fine gentleman. It's a wonder all men aren't like him. ;-)

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  3. LOL.. you've got him down! what a jerk.. but now you have me wondering how he got to be such a jerk. What happened to him?

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  4. Never could've lived that kind of life.

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  5. Boy, he's a piece of work, isn't he? I hope he gets his just desserts before the end of the A-Z. I want to bop him on the nose LOL (it's well written btw - and see? It's provoking emotions....)

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  6. Ewww! However, I think way too much like a guy and get why he does it. On the other hand, what a jerk!

    Your writing is superb!

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  7. Wow, this makes me want to punch him. :) I generally don't punch people, btw.

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  8. Great writing piece, I definitely want to read more! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  9. I know a guy similiar to that - but he is the nicest bloke when he's got over trying to pick you up. So for that reason, I'm not as against him as some of your other comments!

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  10. Ha ha, he's great. A complete you know what but a great character!

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  11. Oh, man--this guy is SO in need of lingerie training! He really needs the whip cracked. teehee You've written him very well to invoke such emotion.

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  12. Nice voice! This guy has some serious issues, but a fun read!

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  13. At first I was wondering if it was a boy or girl's POV. (Well, you just can't be sure in this day and age.) However, in time I figure it out. Nicely done.

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  14. I know this characters a jerk but I love him. His narratives are fun to read.

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  15. Lol, he's kind of a lot of fun, and would be really fun follow, even if he's not exactly a gentleman. You've got me hooked, haha, I'd love to read more about him. ^_^

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  16. I think I've met this man. Lol

    Great character, though.

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  17. This guy is such a tool!

    Love it!

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  18. What a douche! You've written him soooo well:)

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  19. Oh how wrong he is! I sure hope he learns a thing or two by the end of the book :)

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  20. Well, he certainly has a unique view of the world. I'd be interested in a reading a book about a guy like this.

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  21. I think there is a real female version similar to Radleigh McCoy. who visits Las Vegas on the weekend and gives out my cell number. For several weeks I got calls on Monday morning discussing the weekend and asking me to call. LOL!

    ScribblesFromJenn
    Happy A to Z-ing!

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  22. Haha! That's hilarious. And totally sounds like some guy somewhere that I know. Thanks for the laughs!

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  23. Some scorned woman is going to shoot him one day.

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  24. What an odious character - but great writing:-)

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  25. DOOOD for realz! Some girls are just too clingy, and a good exit strategy is key. Hit it and leave it. Omg, you ladies are gonna kill me for saying that, but it's true. Sometimes all you want is a good time without the drama.

    You create the most insane characters Kyra. WOW!

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  26. Wow, he sounds like a douche. But that is some really good writing!

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  27. Interesting way to develop and expose your character...I like the diary concept. Hope you are enjoying the challenge, Kyra!
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  28. OK, gotta ask: Why the back-up cell? Why not just give out a fake number? He sounds a bit masochistic having the phone and then actually listening to the messages.
    Hmmm...on second thought, keep the back up cell. It's very appropriate for his character. :))

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  29. Sounds like a douchebag...sounds like some of my husband's friends. LOL.

    My E

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  30. Great voices, each time!

    Kyra, a request: could you make your comment link to this blog, or maybe make this blog your "My Web Page"? That way, it is easier to get straight to your AZ post.

    We co-hosts visit upto 150 blogs a day in order to ensure that the challenge is smooth for everyone, and every little thing that saves time helps.
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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  31. I think I dated this guy. But what he didn't realize... Never mind. I'll keep those kinds of secrets for my one WIP's.

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  32. LOL. He sounds very um ... male! :)

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  33. Radleigh sounds... interesting. Hopefully he falls REALLY hard for a girl who gives him the same treatment. :-D

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  34. This is great writing but what a jerk! Let's face it, I think we all know (or know of) someone like him...

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