Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Just A Little Too Late - TD Jones

When Sujo Crane's past calls her home, she has to make the decision of staying with her past or moving on and marrying her future.

So TD, who are you? 

What gave you your inspiration? 

I got my inspiration for this story from an old boyfriend I had in high school and I ran into him years later.

You have an excerpt? YES!!!!
Excerpt: Sujo Crane glanced at the white dress strategically placed in the corner of her bedroom. In another month she would be Mrs. Sujo Monroe. She wiped a tear from her cheek.
            “Sujo, are you there?”
     “Yes, I’m here,” Sujo said. She had been on the phone with him for over an hour. He had been explaining the accident and the details of the funeral. She felt she was still in shock over the news.
“Please, say you’ll come,” Jason Beckman said, “For Gerard.”
Sujo let out a loud sigh. “I’m really busy with the wedding and all. I just don’t know if I can make it.” She knew she wasn’t being all that truthful; there was really nothing else to do for the wedding. It was going to be a simple affair with family and friends. Neither she nor Mark was into big weddings with all the crazy details that went along with them. So there was really no details left, she knew in her heart the real reason was she wasn’t sure if she could handle facing Jason again after all these years. She thought she had closed that door to her heart but when she picked up the phone and heard his voice, emotions of the past came to the surface.
“Too busy to come to an old friend’s funeral. That doesn’t sound like you…the old Sujo I knew would drop everything for a friend.” Jason paused and then said, “Hell, bring what’s his name too…just come.”
“His name’s Mark Monroe.” Sujo glanced over at the wedding dress again. She remembered the day she tried it on. It fit perfect, no alternations needed at all. It was as if it was made for her. Not a thing was wrong with it…just like Mark. She wasn’t the type of girl to like perfect. She was the girl who liked the quirky side of life. She was the girl who did the opposite of her friends, never fitting into that perfect mold. So it was surprising to her and everyone else that she went for the perfect guy who always did everything right and had his…their life planned out perfect for them down to the day they would start trying to have kids.
“Sujo, you and Gerard were the best of friends. Hell, sometimes I wondered if you two had something going on behind my back.”
Sujo smiled when she thought back to the three of them together. They were young and had no cares in the world. She thought they would always be close, but Jason changed all that.
“Gerard was always there for me.”
“Remember when I gave you that ring? I think he was actually happier than you were. He said we were meant to be together.”
“Don’t do this, Jason.” Sujo felt the tears starting to run down her cheeks again.


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Teresa Jones said...

Thanks. If you would like a PDF copy of the book e-mail me at and I will send you a copy. There is some great stories in this book by some amazing authors.

Teresa Jones said...

Thanks Mila for having me today.

Jenny Twist said...

Great post, TD. I'd love to know the true story of the old boyfriend.

Na said...

It's good to know old boyfriends can be an inspiration. Sometiems it's good to walk down memory lane. Thanks for the excerpt JD.