Monday, January 02, 2006
Excerpt from "Caroline"
David slid his glass over the bar. Back and forth. Back and forth. The lazy sound wandered the room.
In a distant corner of the old inn, a wedding reception swelled and quieted over the passing hour.
David's mind was drifting when the feeling struck him. A warmth. A breath of fragrance. He turned and started. A touch of his drink darkened on his pants. Someone had slipped into the room behind him.
He didn't register her face at first. Only her eyes. He stared down at them. Blue as the winter hills before dawn. Brilliant as candles shining in dark windows.
"My God," he whispered aloud. And it wasn't just the gin talking.
From "Caroline," a new short story series I will be posting to kick off the new year!
(Picture from my winter adventures Dec. 31st. Wayne County, Pennsylvania.)
Posted by jason evans at 10:39 AM