Word of the Day-Embarrassment

imagesWe have all had those times when we want the floor to open up and swallow us whole. Believe me, when I say I’ve had more than my share of embarrassing moments. Although they can be mortifying at the time some people can dine out on these stories for years and we all have that one family member who rolls out the same embarrassing  tales every family BBQ or Christmas Dinner. Those of you (Hopefully at least ten) who read my upcoming novel (Flip Flops, Fiestas & Flamenco) will see I have embraced that flaw in human nature that makes us fall about laughing when someone goes “arse over tit”. There are numerous embarrassing incidents in the book from Abby nearly taking the Maitre D’s eye out while taking off her jacket in a very posh restaurant to Lou practically dying of shame at the antics of their habitual escaping donkey, Santos. At an earlier point in their lives, these events might have produced red faces, tears and need for alcohol but at a certain age, you just say “What the Hell” and run with it. Let,s be honest the comedic value of failure and embarrassment is immense

 

I’ve seen authors run competitions for readers to have their name featured in books and thought I might do something similar only with embarrassing situations. Post your most cringe-worthy moments in the comments and I will choose the top 3 to feature in the second of my trilogy about Abby and Lou’s Spanish adventure, (High Heels, Hope & Haciendas) Winners will be mentioned in the acknowledgments and receive a free copy of the book when it is released later this year. So whether your dog decided to take a dump outside the packed, poshest bar in town or your boob fell out of your top while packing your groceries in Asda (Neither of which have ever happened to me, honest!!!!) Let me know.

“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.” 

― Audrey Hepburn

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