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I first published this on my blogspot page but I thought I would post it here as well.

The young women in the short skirt.
Nov 10th 2011

I just finished reading John Locke’s book, How I sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months! If you are serious about being an author and selling books, you need to read this book. I downloaded it on my kindle for only $2.99. Right away, I saw where I could improve my marketing for my two books, Monroe’s Paranormal Investigations, a collection of zombie, werewolf and vampire stories, and Tale Spinner, a science fiction novel. In John’s book he gave three examples of blog post that he made which helped him gain sales on Amazon.com. In the first one, he told a story about an incident in a grocery store parking lot where a run away shopping cart threatened to strike a young woman that was putting groceries in her trunk. He yelled for her to watch out and then went running after the cart, only to have the woman he tried to save chew him out and call him bad names. Sometimes even heroes have a bad day. This story reminded me of an incident that happened to me in a grocery store parking lot.

As I was walking across the parking lot toward my car, an extremely attractive young woman in a short, short skirt was walking toward me from the opposite direction. If her skirt had been any shorter, it would have been illegal. A man strolled along a few paces behind her, and I saw him bend over sideways trying to get a peek under the young woman’s skirt. I thought about telling her that some pervert was behind her trying to look up her skirt, but when I past her, I just smiled and said, “Hi.”
I'm throwing this question out to all the guys out there. What kind of guy are you? Would you have bent over sideways trying to get a peek at her panties, or would you have played it cool and admired the view from behind? Are you the kind of guy whose eyes linger too long on a woman’s chest, or legs? Mike Monroe is the main character in my book, Monroe’s Paranormal Investigations and he is what some might call a chauvinistic pig. He’s not ashamed of it, he embraces it. His partner, Roxanne Delaney, he calls her Roxy, is an ultra-hot blonde with big breasts. She wears her clothes tight, her shirts low cut, and she never wears a bra. Mike can’t keep his hands off her sexy legs and his eyes linger on her chest. When Roxy catches him staring she might say, “What are you looking at Pervert?” Mike just grins and says, “Only you, darling. Only you.”
To you women out there, what kind of woman are you? Do you wear your clothes tight and revealing? How does it make you feel when a guy’s eyes linger too long on your chest or you legs, or when he gives you the once over and you know he’s imaging what you might look like naked? Does it embarrass you and make you angry, or do you enjoy the attention? There are no wrong answers here. I would just like to hear some opinions. Please leave a comment and sign up for my email list.
I’m not quite as bold as Mike Monroe is. If I had been the guy strolling along behind this woman, I probably wouldn’t have bent over and tried to sneak a peek, but I might have said a silent prayer hoping for a strong gust of wind.

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Until next time,
David Donaghe.
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Published on November 12, 2011 13:09 • 536 views • Tags: books, horror-fiction, john-locke, self-publishing, short-skirts, zombies