Another hump day, another “prompt” for #1lineWed. Today’s word is **NOD**. Holy cannoli but my characters nod a lot–at least in the first draft. Which this is. So, cut me some slack, ‘kay? Those nods/nodded will mostly change to chin tucks and other physical descriptions of affirmation. *nods* 😉
So this snippet from NIGHT MOVES is pretty self-explanatory. Enjoy!
Chapter 3 – Hollywood
Digger and I met up with Deadhead and a few of his boys at a truck stop outside of Topeka. There were three unknown bikes parked at the motel next door. When we discovered the desk clerk was female, the brothers decided I should saunter on over there to question her. I wasn’t sure I appreciated the rep but whatever. I like women. Women like me. They went away satisfied. My dick was happy. Win-win, right?
When the front entrance doors slithered open, the clerk looked up with a bright smile on her face–until she saw me. She backed away from the desk, her eyes wide and frightened. I held up my right hand, palm toward her in that universal sign of “I won’t hurt you.”
“Easy, babe. Take a breath.” I thought she might actually pass out. “I’m just here for some information. That’s all.” I stayed back from the counter trying to look all shucks and grins. Totally harmless. Easy should have been the one sent on this ride because he wore that look naturally.
After a few breaths, she nodded at me, straining to put a professional face on. “How may I help you, sir?”
I offered one of my charming grins. “I’m Hollywood. The bikes outside, who do they belong to?”
She blanched and her hands shook. Motherfuckers. This was a girl just trying to make a living but she was scared shitless.
“Were they wearing cuts?”
Her brows scrunched a little and I caught a slight shake of her head, as if she was confused by the question. I pointed to my vest. “A cut. Colors. Either a vest or jacket with patches.”
Her mouth formed an “O” and for once I wasn’t thinking about how sweetly it would feel around my dick. The girl was too scared and that just pissed me off.
I half-turned so she could see the leaping wolf with the comet tail that was the Nightrider patch. “Does their patch look like this?” She shook her head and took a relieved breath. “Ugly-ass dog with horns?” She pressed her lips together and nodded. “They been hassling you?” Wide-eyed, she nodded again. “Don’t go anywhere.”
What about y’all? Do you have nodding characters? Are you nodding over any books? Share!