Wednesday Words: Back

wurkn-on-mai-plan-for-word-domination-caleb-pupGet back, Jack! I’ve got your back (or as my “guys” would say, “We’ve got your six!” 😉 ) Today’s #1lineWed theme is “BACK.” Here’s a snippet from the first chapter of NIGHT MOVES. This is in Hollywood’s POV.

The door slammed open and two cops walked in. Great. Could my day get any better? I’d known the big one for years. He sauntered over like he owned the place.

“Well, as I live and breathe if it isn’t little Eric Hilton.”

Huh. Original. I offered him the smile I save for the bar flies hoping to ride me home. The hair on the back of my neck prickled as Digger sat up and took notice. His snarled message was sub-vocal but Wolves have wolf hearing, even in human form.

“He keeps hassling Nightriders, he won’t be living and breathing long.”

I snorted out a laugh, coffee spewing. “This is a little outside your beat, Officer Gerald.”

“Didn’t expect to see you scumbags out in the light of day.”

I made big, I’m-scared eyes and said, “Ooooh.” Gerald didn’t look impressed so I added, “You want something or are you polluting our air just for the fun of it?”

The cop lunged for me but his partner grabbed his arm and hauled him back with an urgent, “Not here. Too many witnesses.”

Huh. So the pansy-ass cop had a serious hard on for me. I wondered what I’d done to chap his ass. Alice arrived with breakfast and a gimlet eye for the cops.

“We don’t give discounts,” she drawled. “You want food or coffee, sit your butts down. You just here to hassle my customers, there’s the door. Don’t let it hit your ass on the way out.”

Damn. Who knew the old broad had that much fire? Gerald’s partner yanked him toward the door muttering about how they couldn’t afford any more disciplinary actions. Yeah, I needed to look into those fuckers. Digger caught my eye and nodded. We’d find out what that shit was all about sooner or later. First though, Mom’s most excellent pancakes, a half dozen eggs over easy, a pile of bacon, and another cup of hot coffee.
So, since I have your back, and y’all have mine, anyone want to back up and share some back story words? 😉


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Wednesday Words: Back

  1. Love it!

    Definitely have your back, lady. Whose butt do we need to kick? ;o)

    Here’s what I’ve got this morning. I hope it fits the criteria.

    Teri had her reasons. She needed to get away from Dallas. If only to get out from under the shadow of Graham’s golden girl, Jace Douglas, and shine in an environment all her own. If she had to hear about how Jace had brought down the car-be-que killer one more time, she might scream. If she had to watch the woman who had everything Teri couldn’t parade around the office, doing everything right, she’d implode. Hell, the woman had even come back from the case with a new partner—both personally and professionally.
    She’d hate the woman if Jace wasn’t so damn good at her job.

    Ugh. It still needs work, but I’m getting there.

    • Silver James says:

      Oooh! I love this insight into Teri’s psyche! Who knew Jace would be so jealousy-inducing. LOL And yes, this totally fits the theme! 😀

      We need to kick the current WIPs butt. I got almost 2500 words done yesterday so NIGHT MOVES is starting to cooperate a little more. I’m about 1/3 of the way through. Yay. I have about 2 weeks. Must get off the internet. 😉

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