Posted by: Author | March 17, 2014

Tuesday Tales- March 18, 2014- Nudge

Today’s word for Tuesday Tales is nudge. This one I thought would be a piece of cake and as I got ready to write it, I started a new section of the story thinking the word would be used in about three paragraphs. WRONG. It was almost five pages before I used it. These characters seem to be way more talkative than the average ones. Yak, yak, yak.

This is the contemporary story named Til Murder Do Us Part.

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As soon as she was gone, Margot said, “To get back to our conversation, I haven’t ever been married but I think I understand the concept of intimacy.”

“In a clinical, medical way?”

“Why do you say it that way? You don’t know anything about me or my past or the way I think.”

“You said you’re a doctor. I think you look at a lot of life in a sterile way. That’s what I’ve observed in the time I’ve known you. Guess what? I have news for you. Life is messy and doesn’t always work the way we want it to.”

“Look, obviously you have formed an erroneous opinion of me and maybe I’ve done the same for you. It seems you wanted to talk to me about something since you invited me to breakfast. Shouldn’t we get around to whatever that was and forget the personal opinions of each other?”

Sarah returned with their food and placed a plate in front of each of them. The waitress didn’t say a word but she grinned at Richard.

Once Sarah walked away, Richard pulled out his notepad. “I made a few notes last night after copying some articles I found on the internet. I read through the reports I could find online and it seems to me that some things in both deaths could still use some investigation. I know you said you wanted to see the autopsy report on Jill Sikes but I also think we need to get the crime scene photos from both your sister’s case and Ms. Sikes’. I’m going to give my chief a nudge to see if he can make some calls to the other police departments or sheriff’s offices and get our hands on these items. I’m going to have to convince him it’s likely we’ll find something to move forward on. Do you have any ideas how I can do that?”


  1. They definitely have gotten off on the wrong foot. At least he’s making an effort in the investigation I guess. 🙂

  2. Loved their little dialogue. Esp the medical clinical comment 😉

    • Thanks Iris. This pair is all about banter and he’s all about sarcasm.


  3. He doesn’t think much of her, does he, but I love the chat between them.

    • He’s really giving her grief for a lot of this book. I’m not sure they’re ever going to turn into real allies, sherry. Lol


  4. Interesting dynamic between those two!

    • They do indeed, Flossie.

    • Drives me crazy, LOL!

  5. seems like he has more interest in her than just the case. i’m curious to see if she will get past the investigation and open up her personal life. great TT

    • Thanks Alleemae. I am curious as well. Being a pantser, I don’t know what the man will do next. LOL!

  6. Love how they sort of sized each other up with a little word play before getting down to business

    • thanks Lindsay. Cool way of putting it.

  7. I got bloodthirsty and wished she’d stab him with her knife. As the blood spurts, she’d say, “Now you know what messy really means.” LOL. Sorry.

    • Hahahaa, Shay. I adore you! I may have to change the scene. Hehehe.


  8. Loved the dialog!

    • Thanks Vicki.


  9. I love the banter and the mystery. I hope you can bring them together. I’m curious to know how she’s going to provide enough evidence to move forward. Well done!

    • Thanks Jean. I hope I can bring them together too. They are still fighting it all the way. Lol.


  10. good scene, the story is progressing and I can’t wait to fins out what happened to the victims.

    • Thanks Stefan. It’s moving along.


  11. Love the scene and the tension between the two.
    My favorite line: Life is messy and doesn’t always work the way we want it to.

    • Thanks Tricia. Glad you liked the line- it’s very true, isn’t it? Lol


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