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The Peetrie Script

By Teresa Gilman

Copyright 2010 Teresa Gilman

Smashwords Edition

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or loosely based on actual events. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or locales is purely coincidental.

To my patient, supportive and loving family. Without you, I am nothing. To Jon, an ocean of thanks. To Jeff and Amy Avila, heartfelt gratitude.


I owe a great debt of thanks to those who have helped me bring this endeavor to fruition. To Sue Ackerman, Sue Bryant, Kelly DuBois Davis, Vicky, Trish and Robin Moos who patiently read through drafts and didn’t wince when the many errors revealed themselves. All the mistakes in here are my own.

Thank you to Sheila Roberts for her graphic design help in getting this manuscript looking pretty. You are truly a graphics design guru! And to my friends who don’t run and hide in fear I’ll ask for yet another favor. Thank you!

Chapter One

If only men came with instruction manuals, life would be so much simpler. Or even a script to follow. I think that most of the problems between men and women are dealing with the forms of communication. Men speak on one level, women on an entirely different, parallel one. An instruction manual would be fine, but then it would serve only to illuminate. I’m a huge fan of personal illumination, but an even bigger fan creating your own destiny. You can trouble-shoot scripts. If things aren’t

going your way, you can always do a rewrite. Which is why a script would be so very handy in life.

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