Saturday Centus time, a themed writing meme. This week's challenge is to write 200 words to add to the prompt started by Jenny Matlock from off on my tangent. It has to be Harlequin Romance style....(I don't believe I've ever read a Harlequin Romance novel...so forgive me if my "bodice ripping" is reserved for the imagination.)
The writing prompt is in itallics...
Without thinking I brushed back the bang that had fallen over his eye.
As my hand dropped he reached for it and held it for just a second.
That second was long enough to make my face flush. And my heart race.
A reaction as familiar to me as my own name.
I knew him well enough to know he felt it too.
“How long you here for?” I tried to make small talk.
“Just till Monday” he answered.
Three days. Not a lot of time, but maybe, just maybe, enough.
Come home and see your children I want to say. Come sit in your rocking chair and pet your dog. While you’re there maybe you can check out the furnace, its making that strange noise again.
“Where would you like the kids to meet you?” I ask.
I smell her, even before he looks over my shoulder to acknowledge her, I know she’s there.
Still, when I turned around I was startled to meet a green-eyed gaze...
My oldest, dearest best friend ever, the wrecker of my formerly happy home, within striking distance.
I want to bloody her perfect peach glossed lips.
They turn up at the edges in a smirk.
“He’s mine” her smile says “I had him first.”