Posted by: Author | November 30, 2015

Tuesday Tales- December 1, 2015- Picture Prompt

Time for Tuesday Tales again. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and have hit the ground running. This week for Tuesday Tales, we have a picture prompt. I am still sharing from my NaNoWriMo story and this one is a little further back from the one from last week since I wanted to get something about the barn without going back too far. Be sure to check out the other stories here.

Badge for TT - very small


The doors opened and Sam got out on the passenger side followed by Russell on the driver’s side.

Olivia let out a pleased sigh. Good. Things were at least looking up for at least one of her friends’ lives. Sam had long had a crush on Russell so seeing the two of them together made her happy.

She took three long strides to Sam’s side. Hugging him, she said, “Thanks for being such a great friend. You’ve saved us for sure.”

“No problem.” Sam held her for a second then took a long look at her. “Girl, I have to say, thank God you asked me to bring some other clothes. You need them.”

“Thanks and I love you, too.”

“You know I love you no matter what but as soon as you find a place to land, you need a long shower and some make-up refreshing time.”

“I’ll keep that in mind.” Olivia laughed the first real laugh she’d had since the night those punks walked in her bar. Sam was always good for morale.

“We need to go. Thanks Sam.” Graham shook Sam’s hand and then did the same for Russell. “Sorry I can’t offer you the best ride but if you take that hay baler back to my barn, you can drive the ‘vette.” He handed a set of keys to Russell. “They’re all there. Use whatever you want. The car or the bikes.”

“Oh, speaking of keys, here’s the key to the bar. You and Sharon run it for me until I can get back.” Tears filled Olivia’s eyes, blinding her for a moment. “No matter how long it takes. You’re both already on the bank accounts so be sure to keep the doors open.”

“Come back soon. We’ll miss you.” Sam hugged her and whispered in her ear, “And you need to come back so we can gossip about Russell.”

“You bet. I’m so happy for you.”

“Thanks for encouraging me.” Sam let her go and clapped Graham on the shoulder. “Take good care of our girl.”



  1. *sigh* …. I’m lost the dialogue and interaction though 🙂

    • Sorry to lose you. This was when they escaped their pursuers on a hay baler and before they went to eat at the restaurant from last week’s prompt. I didn’t have time to write anything new with the picture so I used part I’d already written with a barn.


  2. Good dialogue. Hard to make concrete connections with so few words, but you did a good job.

    • Thanks Susanne. I had a real issue cutting it as there’s no real context here. Lol. Thanks for the compliment.


  3. Love the camaraderie here. Great dialogue, very natural. I feel like I know the characters. Great story!

    • Thanks Jean. Much appreciated.


  4. Her emotion comes across so well, as does her friend’s affection for her. I love the juxtaposition of the vette and the barn,

    • Thanks Flossie. I, too like the way she and Sam relate. He’s a cutie!

  5. I love how well her emotions come across. Well done!

    • thanks Vicki!

  6. Great scene. I can sense the urgency here. Looking forward to what happens!!

    • Thanks Sarah. I’m glad the urgency came across. 🙂

  7. Nice snippet!

    • thanks!

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