Now we’re cooking with gas, as an old pal of mine used to say. The election is (seemingly) over, now we can get to work on the holidays!
Sorry I missed last week; my homework is eating up a lot of my free time and I do not like it! One teensy bright spot? I managed to eek out a short story for a contest. I do mean short too, 900 some-odd words…but it was something. Anything. It felt good to finally create something again!
So, where did Erik leave off? He’d just been kissed by the ever so un-subtle Asher and despite himself…he’s having a reaction. One he cannot show or wants to show.
Here’s my snippet for the week:
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I”m changing gears completely and going to a beloved co-authored work and a series of Upstaged. Written by myself and Cheryl Headford (Nephy to some) in 2012! Over the course of two years we wrote 12 books together! It was the most insane, wonderful time of my writing life! We hope you love the result. The first four books are published and up for sale at Extasy Press and on Amazon. Here is book #1. Upstaged: Opening Act
Wannabe singer and band front man Erik Von Nordgren hates snarky brit Asher Berkley with a passion. From the moment he turns up at practice with his twin sister Daisy, who is one of the band the two have hated each other.
Through a series of ‘tit for tat’ incidents they annoy, frustrate and exasperated each other. The die hard goth with purple eyes and the hard core rocker with dreams of the big time have nothing in common and no need to cross paths. Except to wind each other up.
Until the day that Erik throws Asher in the school pool, when everything begins to change. Erik is so far in closet he’s in Narnia and Asher has a dark past and trust issues that stand in the way of any relationship, let alone one with the brash American who hurts him every time they try to get together.
A relationship doomed from the start, or so you’d think.
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“I’m off, Dais. Can’t stand the boredom. Give me a ring when you’re ready to be picked up. Try not to die of excitement in my absence.”
Erik watched him go, stupefied and still frozen to the spot. He suddenly became aware of the unnatural silence around him. Reality crashed back and crushed him under a wave of panic. What the hell had he done? A warm hand landed on his shoulder, and he looked down into Daisy’s face.
“Sorry, Erik. He can be such a prick. You know he didn’t mean it, right? I promise you.”
“Are you all right?” Billy asked. His tone was genuine concern and one he didn’t want to deal with right now. Their eyes met briefly. They had a history of their own beyond friendship. Like the times they’d smoked joints in his room. Not only had their demeanors relaxed, so had their inhibitions. They’d evaporated, in fact, to where they had not only kissed, but had given each other their first time, and a few more times beyond that.