Posted by: Author | September 8, 2014

Tuesday Tales- September 9, 2014- Ribbon

Tuesday Tales took a small sabbatical for the month of August and is now back. This week’s word prompt is ribbon. I confess I haven’t been working on this story much as I am working on the second book in a YA series as well as a novella set during the battle of waterloo. I dug this one back out to continue the TT prompts as I do want to get this one finished one day. This is the story where the hero is a rock star.  Be sure to read the other entries here.

Badge for TT - very small

Kat had spent the night in a state of unrest. She tossed and turned and tried to get comfortable. Paul haunted her dreams. It had been a very long time since a man had intruded on her thoughts the way he did. She’d thought she was quite over the wants and desires of the heart. Heaven knew, she ought to be. After all, not many people had gone through the harrowing experience she had and lived to tell about it. She’d taken a vow not to ever get involved with another man and even though she wasn’t involved with Paul nor had any hope of being so, she was surprised to realize she wasn’t adverse to the idea.

Pushing aside thoughts of the rock star and throwing the covers off, Kat climbed out of bed and made her way to the shower. Once ready to leave for work, she put her hair up in a bun and tugged on a black beret.

On the way out, she jerked the door toward her too fast as she opened it and the edge of it scraped the front of her calf. A ribbon of blood flowed down her leg and into her shoe. Kat glanced down and shook her head. She didn’t have time for this but she knew she needed to clean herself up before leaving for work. Stray blood in the crime lab was frowned upon.


  1. Enjoyed more of your story. Sounds like she’s in such a hurry trying not to think of him.

    • Thanks Flossie. I’ve got to get back into it so I can move it along. LOL

  2. She’d really got her in a flummox, haven’t you? I certainly want to know more.

    • Thanks sherry. I’ve got to get back in the groove on this one.

  3. Great excerpt!

    • Thanks Vicki.


  4. a ribbon of blood – I like that phrase. Great Snippet, Jillian!

    • Thanks Iris.


  5. Inventive use of ribbon, two thumbs up. I like the use of the name Paul too. Don’t hear it much any more.

    • Thanks Morgan. I wanted to fit ribbon in differently. Lol. And I like Paul too. I hadn’t thought that you don’t hear it oft me but you’re right.


  6. Good snippet! And I too loved the ‘ribbon of blood’. Great phrase.
    I also liked the ‘stray blood in the crime lab was frowned upon’. Excellent.
    I enjoyed looking through your Paris posts too. The museum, and especially the fountain, is fascinating.

    • Thanks Trisha. I’m glad you liked it. And thanks for scrolling through Paris. I have many more to share. Lol -that fountain was all kinds of cool.


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