Posted by: Author | June 29, 2020

Tuesday Tales- June 30, 2020 -Bite

This week’s word for the authors of Tuesday Tales is bite.  I am still working on my Christmas Regency era story.

Check out the other tales here. 

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The next morning dawned cold and sleety. Charles walked near the river to meet George for breakfast in a café near the waterfront. The bite of the wind off the Thames cut through his overcoat making him shiver. Rubbing his hands up and down on his sleeves, he wondered anew what was so important that George wanted to discuss at such a remote place. It wasn’t near anywhere their crowd usually went. Such a mystery.

As he hurried toward his destination, Charles muttered under his breath. “It was warm and cozy at home. Why did I agree to this?”

Shivering, he increased his pace, hoping they had a liter of hot beverages on tap ready to be served. Chilled to the bone, he wasn’t sure he could take much more of the cutting wind.

Finally he turned the corner and spotted George standing outside.

Charles dashed toward his friend, ready to take him to task over arranging this rendezvous so far from home and insisting he not bring his carriage. His friend had obviously lost his sanity. The temperature was too low for this nonsense.

George came toward him. “Come inside and warm up. I have a table near the fire.”

“I can’t understand why the secrecy, friend. You could’ve come to my home and we could have dined quietly and warmly without this trek across the cold city streets.”

“You’ll see why when we go in.”

Charles shrugged. He was here now. Might as well go inside. But he was most definitely calling for a hack to take him home from this escapade.


Responses

  1. Another mystery. You really are full of them. Well done.

    • Thanks Susanne. Now I have to tie them together …. somehow. I have a general idea, but you know how that goes. Lol

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      • LOL Yup. The characters don’t always behave.

      • Exactly! LOL

  2. Such an interesting scene. Love the descriptions of the cold! And I’m with Charles– what a mystery! Looking forward to more.

    • Thanks Flossie. I was wishing for some cold here. Heat index is insane right now. 😁

  3. The suspense is so tangible even if he’s complaining of being cold. I’m just as excited to know why he wants to meet somewhere so secretive. Great job!

    • Thanks Tricia. ❤️ Glad it was suspenseful to you.

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  4. And you’re leaving us there??? What’s that about? I want to know what was so secret. Sigh. Sniff. Guess I have to wait until next week. So well done. I got cold reading it!

    • Thanks, Jean, It’s so hot here, it’s hard to write cold scenes.  LOL 


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