Weekend Writing Warriors – 4/9/2023 – Little Reminders of Who I’m Going to Be – The Leap Home

Happy Easter Writing Warriors. Hope you are able to celebrate remembering the sacrifice that was made and that Jesus is alive!! He came to this world to bridge the gap between God and us that could not be crossed. God’s love for us is so great that He sent his son to die for us. Amazing. Jesus is the reason I can do what I do. I cannot tell you how much that I owe God for giving me the gift of writing. I can’t put a pen to paper and succeed at what I do without His hand upon it.

I had planned to wrap things last week. But a lone Writing Warrior gave me the inspiration to continue on one more week through a connection this book makes to an old TV show.

Without further delay… let’s get into it:


Stephanie Marshall is the owner of a successful Charlotte, NC writing firm. She and her staff advertise for some of the biggest names up and down the east coast. Even though the writer’s life is exciting, and her company is in demand, she struggles with the monotony of home life. Stephanie is on the verge of an affair and has chosen to take the next step in that relationship.

… And then there is Carter.

Our angelic friend is back, and he visits Stephanie to teach her three lessons about her life. One that involves her past, one about her present life, and one that will challenge her to the reality of the choices she makes.


Last week we left Stephanie and Carter about to discover the purpose of them being in Stephanie’s past.

First a bit from last time:

Stephanie took another sip and looked around at the dark wood, “So, why are we here? What happened in my past? What year is this anyway?”

“Two thousand and five, I believe.” Carter looked at his wrist, at a watch that wasn’t there.

“Twenty-o’five? I was sixteen.”

“That sounds about right,” Carter said, then pointed at Stephanie. “You’d be in high school. That serves our purpose.”

“Our purpose?”

Carter smiled and laughed. “There is a purpose for all things. He has a purpose for all He does. It will be revealed in time. But time is something we don’t have, Stephanie. We must be moving.”

Now let’s get into our new snippet:

“Moving, where?”

“Where were you right now in 2005?”

Stephanie panic-looked around her, “My phone?!”

Carter laughed. “That is one thing that didn’t travel with you. It wouldn’t work here anyway. They would just be expensive alarm clocks. And you couldn’t be seen with something fifteen years out of time period, so it’s best just to leave it where it came from.”

“How am I to….”

“You won’t need it anyway. We won’t be here long. Plus, who are you going to call?”

::There is your ten (or so). And now we continue to finish the scene::

Stephanie nodded. She saw Carter’s point. But cell phones were like keys or a wallet; you always had them with you.

“Is my car still here? Did it make the time trip?”

Carter laughed. “You won’t need your car, either. That would take too long. Time is pressing, and we need to get things done.”

“So, how do we get back to Evansville?”

Carter winked. Take my hand.

Stephanie looked around, “So, what, are we going to teleport or something?”

Carter laughed. “Just take my hand. Don’t worry about everyone else. We aren’t really here. They won’t know or remember a thing.”

Stephanie looked into Carter’s grey eyes from under his cap. They were steel and serious. Somehow she knew she trusted him. She wondered why she hadn’t from the beginning.

“Okay,” she said and placed her hands in his.

“Now close your eyes, and don’t open them.”

Stephanie obeyed, and as soon as she did, a warmth surrounded her like nothing she had ever experienced. It was as if she were wrapped in heated velvet; she relaxed into its embrace. Carter began to pray. She couldn’t make out his exact words, but she did hear, ‘God’, ‘thank you’, and ‘guide.’ As her comfort grew, the more distant Carter became. His voice was soothing, it aided in her relaxation. Then, just as she was about to fall asleep, a voice pulled her back to consciousness. “Stephanie. Stephanie, we are here.”

Stephanie opened her eyes and looked around. It took her a moment to realize where she was, but the smell of pizza and canned corn jarred her memory. She was in line at her high school for lunch. She wanted to pass out for a moment; regaining her standing, the voice returned.

“Just do what you need to do here, and we can move on.”

“What is that?” Stephanie said aloud.

“Pizza,” said the lunch server. “Same thing we have every Friday. Now move it, you’re holding up the line, Ms. Chambers.”

Carter spoke again, “Only you can hear me, but I won’t be here long. Do what you came to do. And when you find what you’re supposed to find, we will move on. God be with you, Stephanie.”

Okay. I hope you enjoyed this one. This will definitely be the final snippet. I just had to do one more. You can thank Jenna Jaxon for this one. I had thought last week would be the final one, but when Jenna mentioned Quantum Leap, and this one leaning toward just that occurring, I just had to do one more. It was kinda like The Leap Home, in a way. But not really. Just in the sense that Stephanie leaps into her past self. This was fun writing. So, thank you Jenna for your inspiration and we love your time travel adventures. Keep on writing!! Same to all of you Writing Warriors.

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Thanks for reading through my snippets Little Reminders of Who I’m Going to Be and for your help with selecting my title. We shall see what happens from here. This will definitely be the final snippet. I just had to do this last one. Thank you again Jenna Jaxon.

Happy Resurrection Day all. Happy Easter and keep your eyes focused and keep on writing!!

In His Exciting Service,

Jeff S. Bray

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14 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors – 4/9/2023 – Little Reminders of Who I’m Going to Be – The Leap Home

  1. Lunch, back in high school. Maybe one of those little moments we don’t think much of, but it leads to bigger things. I wonder what happens if she makes a different choice, or if that’s even possible.

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  2. Well, I’m certainly flattered that I gave you the excuse for one more snippet from this one! I do have a penchant for time travel, although I’ve moved on to a different book this week myself. Just glad I could be of help, Jeff! 🙂 All I can think is that she’s going to meet her future husband and see how wonderful her life is as it is. I think that would be a great thing for time travel to accomplish. Let you rekindle the magic you felt all those years ago. That might inform your present day action so much! Great cliffhanger to leave us on, Jeff! Can’t wait for October! Tweeted.

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  3. Glad you decided to give us one more snippet from this scene. She really doesn’t understand time travel too well though, does she? I hope she can rectify whatever it is in high school (!) she needs to fix. Great excerpt.

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