If you thrive on poetry and jump at the chance to join in a little quick competition of who can name the poem or the poet, you might have a bit of fun with Jules Kurre’s “Bar Girls” that features two uberish English majors with a photographic memory for poetry. Don’t worry the story is enjoyable even if you are not a poetry geek!
In “Bar Girls” you’ll get to meet Keagan a dark and brooding wannabe writer who seeks material for her stories at the local bar. Most nights you’ll find her there with a drink scribbling away in her notebook while she observes the other guests. She might go on a date once in a while, but never for the fun of it – just to interact with someone to gain material for her writing. Now how weird is that ?
As you might have guessed Keagan has an issue with emotional commitment and relationships, so I guess that she is not the most likely partner for a young blond, playful and strong-minded woman like Rudy who is looking for love. But we all know that a feisty blond isn’t easily discouraged once she has set her eyes on someone, and Rudy reckons that for her Keagan are “it” – this is love at first sight!
**SPOILER ALERT** “Bar Girls” is really just the rather simple story of how Rudy succeeds in getting through to Keagan’s heart, and the journey Keagan and Rudy make together from meeting at the bar to friends and lovers, but I found it real entertaining to follow this journey as the story is served with a lot of playful banter, and an enjoyable writing style.
The story was published back in 2000, but I don’t think it’s available any more – except as used copy.
If you like the characters of Keagan and Rudy and you are nifty with your surfing, you might be able to locate a link to the sequel “The Guardian” although the link on “The Academy of Bards” website for this story is no longer active. I guess that I should tell you though that the conclusion is missing – so don’t go there if you don’t like unfinished stories 😉
[As you can see in the comment below from Jules all of the sequel “The Guardian” is available here.
If you want a little insight into the process of writing “Bar Girls” and “The Guardian” go look up Jules comments here]
Thanks for reviewing my story. I have to correct you on one thing. The name of Keagan's love interest is Rudy, not Ruby. Also, both Bar Girls and its sequel, The Guardian, can be found here: http://wordscapefiction.tripod.com/Commentaries/julescomments.htm
Thanks for you comment – I do apologise for the mistakes with the spelling!
And thanks for the link – nice to catch the end of the story.
I found a couple of shorter fics from you pen on The Academy of Bards but the stories seem to be a few years old – have you given up on writing or am I just not looking in the right places?
Some of my stuff is still on the Academy of Bards? Who knew? It's probably almost ten years old, yeah. 🙂
I haven't given up on writing, no. I just don't post online anymore. I'm actually working on three projects right now, one of them is finishing that damned Guardian story. I know I left everyone hanging and I always felt badly about that.
Actually you should try and google Jules Kurre and see the number of hits for "Bar Girls" – the net has a looong memory!
I did! That's actually how I found this blog. 🙂 Somebody said they saw a copy of my book for sale and I was curious, so I started searching. I can't believe people are trying to sell it for $15. That's about what it sold for when it first came out! Funny.