Monday, November 9, 2015

Manic Monday Pick Me Up

Landon and her sister Launa from Derailed:

She returned back to the bleachers with her family and noticed a shift in her sister’s mood who questioned her, “What did he say to you down there?” Landon found it strange that her sister would ask something that personal and answered her question with a question.
“Why? Is there something about him I should know?” she asked.
“You’d be amazed how much you think you know about a person to find that you know not...hing about them at all,” replied Launa, “Humph, it’s easy to see he still has eyes for you though.”
“Nah, he just hasn’t seen me in a long time. That’s all that was.”
“No. I could see all the way up here how he was gawking at you.”
“Gawking? He only asked me to hang out with him tonight.”
“Do you think I should cancel?”
“What is going on with you and Todd?”
“I don’t know L. It’s rough out here. I’d take half a man at this point.”
“You sound like mama.”
“She knows my struggle and just about every other woman’s struggle our age. These men out here are something else.”
“Well I am still married so it’s not like I am going to fall in love with someone else right away. I’m just meeting an old friend. That’s all.”
“Where are y’all meeting tonight?”
“The playground.”
“Launa talk to me. Tell me what I am missing because it sounds like you know something I need to know about him.”
“Hopefully he will tell you himself, but if he doesn’t I will. Just promise me you won’t sleep with him.”
“I can’t promise that. That one night still haunts me. I wonder to this day what it would have been like.”
“Seems like he is still wondering too. He was smiling at you like he was about to collect a debt.”
“Whatever. You have me worried about meeting him now. To hell with it. I’m not going.”
“No you should go. If anything go and get closure for that one night, but do not sleep with him.”
“I promise I won’t sleep with him.”

© LNK Publishing, LLC 2015


Monday, November 2, 2015

Jay and Millicent from Book Two of The Series On Track But Off Course

Second Excerpt from Derailed:

“What is it exactly that you want with me?”
“You know what I want.”
“I’m listening.”
“I want you to move out of these married folks house and move in with me for starters. Give these two the privacy they deserve. Especially after what happened today. They are going to need it. You said you are too afraid to be alone right now. Well I’m right here. Let me make you feel safe.”
“Jay there isn’t anything about you and me that makes sense.”
“That doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be right. And I bet it would feel right too.”
“Which head are you using to talk right now?”
“Both,” he said smiling.
“You love yourself don’t you?”
“Let me love you.”
“You don’t know the first thing about love. Wait, why am I even having this conversation with you right now. I am smarter than this.”
“That might be your problem.”
“What might be my problem?”
“You think too much. That’s why you don’t have a man. Take a chance for once. I swear you won’t regret it.”
“I think I will.”
“There you go again thinking,” Jay said moving closer to her.
“Stay over there Jay.”
“I mean it. Don’t come any further.”
“You know you want me to come closer.”
“Why are you so sure of yourself?”
“I don’t second guess my first mind and my first mind tells me that you and I could be the real thing,” he said now standing in her personal space, “I still don’t see your boyfriend that I told you not to get close to. I’m the only one standing here.”
“A lot of people are going to get hurt if we do this.”
“The only feelings I care about from this moment on is yours, mine and my sons,” he said as he took her face by the hands and kissed her lips, “Now tell me you didn’t feel that.”
“I felt something,” she hinted.

© LNK Publishing, LLC 2015