Posted by: Author | November 17, 2014

Tuesday Tales- November 18, 2014- Stark

This week’s word for Tuesday Tales is stark. This is from a Valentine’s day story I’ve been working on- before NaNoWriMo started. The heroine and her father have arrived at the town hall for the Valentine Ball.

Be sure to check out the other stories here.  Badge for TT - very small

At the club, her father allowed the valet to park his van. There were several people standing around outside in the cold. Mattie shook her head. It was freezing. No way was she going to hang out in the blistering weather. She waved at a few acquaintances then entered the outer reception room. Looking behind her, Mattie realized her father stopped to talk to someone so she moved to the coat check area. As she removed her coat, someone tapped her on the shoulder.

Turning to see who it was, she made eye contact, over Miller Stevenson’s shoulder, with Kevin.

“I’m glad you came, Mattie.” Miller reached out to give her a hug.

The look on Kevin’s face as he obviously took in her cleavage told Mattie it was stark madness for her to have worn the gown. Great. Now he probably thought she was trying to tempt him. To lure him.

It dawned on her that she hadn’t heard any news about his wife. She glanced around to see where the woman was. No sign of her. “It seemed to be important to Dad for me to be here so I really didn’t have a choice. You know I’d do anything for him.”

“I do know and so would we.”

Mattie wasn’t so sure about that when it came to the son although she definitely knew it was true of the father.

Advertisements

Responses

  1. Freezing there and here too! I have on a turtleneck though;) I like the enigma of this guy’s missing wife–hmmm!

    • It’s super cold here, too Flossie. I have on a scoopneck sweater dress since I had to be in court today but as soon as I get home, I will be bundling up, too. The missing wife will come clear….

    • It’s super cold here, too Flossie. I have on a scoopneck sweater dress since I had to be in court today but as soon as I get home, I will be bundling up, too. The missing wife will come clear….

  2. It’s cold here, so I could feel that she was cold, too. Interesting combination of people here, their lives entangling. Now I need to know if she was secretly trying to lure Kevin??

    • Thanks Jean. They are a combo for sure. Lol. And maybe subconsciously she was…..

      >

  3. Ahhh, Jillian, you do that to me all the time … you skipped a bit, didn’t you 😉 … but I have a feeling Kevin is important here … and I love it when she said “I’d do anything for my dad”.

    • Yep, Iris – I skip stuff. Since I work these in as I go, sometimes there are quite a few pages between them. LOL

      You are bang on with Kevin. I love that she’s so awesome about her dad!

  4. It`s darn cold here as well. Loved the snippet!

    • Thanks Vicki. I think it’s super cold all over. Lol. Maybe not at Iris’ house since she’s in the summer of Australia.

      >


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: