Weekend Writing Warrior – 9/15/13
This week’s selection comes from the next installment in the Hot Nights in St. Blaise series – Ogling Miss October.
The soft greeting undercut the high-pitched screams of sugar-high children, filtered into his subconscious like smoke and sent a rush of heyhowdoyoudo surging straight to his groin. The husky timbre of the simple greeting echoed in the deep, dark recesses of his mind. The place where nothing sparkled with glitter. The spot Susie Chen claimed as her own the second he laid eyes on her. There, the only pink things were the pearly sheen of her skin and her soft, smiling lips after he’d kissed her senseless.
Every nerve ending in his body screamed ‘Hello, Susie!’ even if it took his tongue a half hour to untwist itself enough to say the same. Sweet and mellow, Susie Chen’s voice was pitched a little too deep to match her fragile build and exotic features, and there was something about that discordance that plucked some strings deep inside him.
Ogling Miss October
After five years as a single dad, Warren Mueller can spout the reasons why purple is ‘so much cooler’ than pink, wield a fairly competent glue gun, and fumble his way to a decent set of pig-tails. The only thing he hasn’t figured out is how a big, clumsy farm boy like him caught the attention of an exotic beauty like Susie Chen.
A tiny Asian-American cursed with more brain that brawn, Susie has always been attracted to big, burly corn-fed men who drive pick-up trucks and spend their weekends fishing, hunting, and paddling canoes.
She likes Warren Mueller, not that she could ever have him. The protective barrier the town keeps around its young widower and his little girl that seems impenetrable…until the night of the St. Blaise Elementary Fall Festival.
If a picture says a thousand words, a single snapshot of Warren speaks volumes to Susie. He wants her as much as she wants him, and if he isn’t a big enough man to admit it, she’ll just have to show him the way.
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