Posted by: Author | November 9, 2015

Tuesday Tales- November 10, 2015- Flavor

This week’s word the Tuesday Tales writers are using is flavor. I’m still in the NaNoWriMo story. I had a hard time with this one. When I finally was able to work it in, I did a tiny little happy dance.  Be sure to take a look at the other writers’ work. They are awesome. Here’s the link for that.

Badge for TT - very small

Inside the house, Rocky tugged his dirty shirt over his head and moved to the kitchen sink. Splashing warm water on his chest and face, he grabbed the dishwashing liquid and put some in his hand. Soaping up, he ran his palms over his neck and chest.

“I could’ve waited for you to take a shower, you know.”

“No worries. I keep a stash of clean shirts down here. I don’t need to change jeans since I’m going to be working some more once I return.”

“You didn’t need to change shirts just to drive me home.”

“I was hoping we could get some lunch together at Myrna’s. No one does chili like she does.”

“You’re right. The flavor is a bit different and I’m not sure what she sneaks in there, but it’s great. You’ve made me hungry now so hurry up.”

Rocky reached around the corner of the propped open swinging door that led into the dining room and grabbed a random t-shirt. He tugged it over his head then turned toward Sam. “Ready.”

Sam laughed and moved his hand up and down to take in the shirt. “Horton Hears a Who? Really? That’s your shirt?”

“Elephant and all.” Rocky grinned.

“Did you pick it out yourself?”

“One of the kids at the hospital sent it last Christmas. I’m happy to wear it. That little guy almost died from injuries in a car accident. If he wants me in Horton, I’ll wear Horton.”

“You need a kid of your own. I got to see how great you were with them yesterday.”

“I’m old fashioned enough to want the wife part first.” Rocky snatched his keys from the countertop. “Come on. Myrna’s chili waits for no man.”


  1. This sounds great. Good luck with NaNo

    • Thanks. Rocking along.


  2. He definitely sounds like a great guy. Good luck with NaNo!

    • Thanks Sarah! I appreciate it. 🙂

  3. Great snippet! Good luck with NaNo. I’m taking part as well again this year. =)

    • Thanks Vicki. Good luck with NaNo.

  4. great dialogue … loved it.

  5. Nice excerpt. Like the hero. He seems sweet.

    • Thanks Joselyn!

  6. Ooh, I like this a lot. They have an easy and playful interaction with an undertone of mutual caring.

    • Thanks Flossie. I appreciate the nice words.

  7. I love the guy-friend dialogue and interaction. So realistic, low-key, the way guys are. I hope we’re going to see Rocky find “the wife part first”. Looking forward to more.

    • Thanks Jean. I’m glad it sounded realistic. 😀. Sometimes that’s hard to nail. Lol


  8. Perfect! Loved the scene and the interaction. And great way how you worked the prompt in there.

    • Thanks Trisha!

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