For September, I’m going to pull from my novel, The Lone Wolf, which was released last fall.
After her husband’s infidelities are revealed, Kasey Sanford just wants to rediscover who she is. After an abusive childhood and years as a career soldier, Andrew Adams just wants someone to tell him that he’s doing the right thing with his life. When their paths cross, Kasey and Andrew embark on a tumultuous journey that demonstrates just what they’re willing to do to save the ones they love.
In this scene, Andrew and Kasey bump into each other for the first time when Kasey is studying a display in a bookstore window.
After a few minutes, I sensed someone staring at me and looked through the window into the café section of the store. A dozen or so people dotted the tables, some sitting alone and others grouped together. Near the back, three people clustered around a table. A balding man and a plump woman had their backs to me, and facing them, facing me, an attractive blondhaired man, maybe mid-thirties, watched me intently.
Most people would have the decency to look away when they’d been caught staring, but not this guy. Our eyes met. He took a drink from his coffee cup and laughed at something but didn’t break eye contact.
I dropped my own eyes back to the robot in front of me, my face on fire, then glanced back at the stranger; he was still watching me.
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Oh my, interesting, the way he keeps eye contact. Very bold! Enjoyed the excerpt, I could feel her consternation…
Doesn’t sound like he’s embarassed in the least.
Just lovely tension!!
Nicely painted scene, with just the right amount of playful tension. Well done!
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