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Second Impressions {100 words}

Another snippet to my new NaNo project. This one is in the POV of my male character. Enjoy!


“Hey, I’m sorry I came on so strongly.” Jax held out a hand to her. “I didn’t mean to scare you. Can we start again?”

He waited as she stared suspiciously at his hand, eyes narrowing, until she raised hers and clasped it briefly. Relaxing, he grinned.

“Hi, my name is Jax.”

Her creeks creased in a miniscule smile. “Destry.”

Even her name was beautiful. And mysterious. Her appeal intensified. Jax felt himself drawn closer, his body an unwilling participant to her seeming magnetic pull. He forcibly held his body still, planting his feet in the dewy grass.

“I’m very happy to meet you.”


For this week’s Velvet Verbosity 100 word challenge (dewy) and the Light & Shade Challenge (image below)

Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons, taken by NobbiP and used under the Creative Commons Agreement

Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons, taken by NobbiP and used under the Creative Commons Agreement

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First Encounters {100 words}

So…I’ve been a little lax in posting. Actually, a little lax in writing. Working on a computer all day then coming home and writing on my laptop isn’t that appealing. And don’t go suggesting I hand write my stories. I’ve tried. The cramps aren’t worth it ;) Anyway, NaNo is coming. I’ve had this story idea for some time so maybe it will get developed over November. I’m not making any promises.

Here’s a taste of my new tale:

Destry thought the small table would eliminate company. She glared at the athletic, dark haired boy sliding across from her.

“I saw you,” he said.

No “hi”, no introduction? What a jerk. Destry gathered up her things to move when his hand darted out and gripped her wrist.

“I don’t know why I know it was you. You obviously don’t look like a horse but…” He paused. Destry locked her gaze on him, hoping her fear wasn’t evident. He said horse. How…

She pulled free, shaking her long dark tresses over her shoulder. Her heart thudded in her chest as she walked away. The beast was loose and this boy knew it.

three_chairsFor Friday Fictioneers and Velvet Verbosity’s 100 Word Challenge: Beast

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Voice Week – Day 5 {I like you}

And here we are – Day 5! Did you enjoy seeing the variety of voices? I hope it was entertaining. Thanks for popping in and be sure to visit Voice Week Headquarters to read all the other fabulous entries this week! If you missed any of mine you can find them here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4


“I do most ardently admire you.”

But of course he does. They all did. That’s what being sole heir to a large fortune did for a plain woman. Alexandra inspected her fan. Perhaps he would take the hint and dance his attentions on another. She wished she could just swat him on the nose, like she did to her dog. Her dog had proved eminently more intelligent than most of the Ton.

This was all such a waste. She’d never marry. Why would she give up control over her person? For love?

Love was for fools.


As an added bonus, I’m double dipping and linking up to Velvet Verbosity’s 100 word challenge: Inspect

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Voice Week 2014 – Day 4 {I like you}

Already Day 4, where has the time gone? I hope you have been enjoying the various incarnations of voice this week. If you haven’t yet, remember to see what other people created over at Voice Week Headquarters. And if you missed anything I already shared this week you can find them here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3


“I like you.”

Alexa wasn’t sure if she’d heard right. “You…you like me?”

Simon gave a one shoulder shrug as he brushed a lock of hair away from her eyes. “Don’t sound so surprised.”

What did she do now? Did she say she liked him too? She’d get to go to prom! Her mother would be so excited. Oh my god, what would her dad say? He’d bring out the shot gun for sure. But she’d get to go shopping! She loved shopping. And parties, especially parties! Oh my god, what would she wear?


Those smooth, dulcet tones brought her back to reality. She grinned.



Voice Week 2014 – Day 3 {I like you}

Day 3! I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am. Be sure to pop into Voice Week Headquarters and to read my previous submissions: Day 1 & Day 2


“I like you,” the boy said. A sloppy wet kiss followed.

Lexie stared at him, her mouth gaping open. A flush of pleasure warmed her cheeks and a giggle tried to burst out. The sounds of the playground stilled as other children noticed what just happened.

She swallowed the sudden lump in her throat. Her life would be ruined if she didn’t make the right move. Lashing out, Lexie shoved the boy backwards.

“Ewww! Don’t touch me!” She got into his face. “Boys are gross!”

Leaving the stunned boy on the ground, Lexie marched off.



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