Wednesday Words: Turn of the Key

Wednesday comes once a week, every week. That means it’s once again time for #1lineWed. Today’s theme is **KEY**. Since I’m totally rewriting the first three chapters of the next Red Dirt book, I’m getting down and dirty with today’s blog rather than getting all punny with my intro. Here’s the set-up: This is Wizard’s POV right after seeing–and saving–Jen, which occurs in Chapter 1. I hope you enjoy the snippet. 🙂
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“Babe, get on the bike.”

“But…but…I can’t.”

I growled and she didn’t even blink. “Not tellin’ you again, babe. Get. On. The. Bike.”

“I can’t leave Rascal.”

Rascal? Who or what the fuck was Rascal? I didn’t notice an animal in her car but then again, I was in kind of a hurry to get inside after I heard the gunfire.

“Who the fuck?”

“Rascal. My car.” Her arm swept out toward the red Beetle. “I can’t leave him.”

“You named your fuckin’ car?” I shook my head. Who the hell names a car? “Dammit, babe. You’re covered in blood.

I’m not sure if some of it isn’t yours. Get on the fuckin’ bike. I’ll get someone to take care of your car.”

“Keys.” She patted her dress, a confused look on her face. I figured shock was about to set in.

“Don’t need ’em.” I didn’t. I’d have Bishop come get it. He didn’t need keys either. Dude was a hellava car thief. “Now get on my fuckin’ bike!”

Yeah, definitely shocky. Her eyes looked a little glazed and her skin had gone pale under all that crazy makeup but she did as ordered. She gathered up the acres of pink swirling around her gorgeous legs and got on the bike. I had my phone out calling in the cavalry as I headed back toward the clubhouse. Didn’t take long for my brothers to respond. Four bikes passed us headed toward the Gas-N-Go. Two more pulled U-eys and formed up on me. Easy was laughin’ his ass off, the sorry sonavabitch. He’d get his. Hollywood was checkin’ out my—the woman. I’d make him eat that leer.

“I’m tellin’ Lainey.” I had to yell it into the wind. His mate was pregnant and hormonal. Siccing her on him was only fair.

Hollywood quit lookin’ but yelled back, “Fuck you, Wizard!”
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Do any of you have KEY words to share? Or are there any KEY events going on in your life you want to share with the class? Feel free. 🙂

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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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4 Responses to Wednesday Words: Turn of the Key

  1. Hey, *hands on my hip* tell Wizard I name stuff, I come from a family of namers, lol
    Oh, this will be a good one!
    Hump Day and Full Moon. Whooooo!!
    Have a great day!

    • Silver James says:

      I name things, too. My Highlander is Drover and my GPS is Jack. Hey, we name horses, why wouldn’t we name cars?!?! Right?!! Wiz will get over it. And I HOPE this is a good one. It’s coming slow, but then all 3 current projects are. I’m hoping NaNoWriMo will give me a jumpstart. :/

      Hope your day is all things awesome!

  2. SQUEE!

    And yes, we name cars. Mine is Callie. I name other things, too. The big oak in the front yard is Oberon. Wizard needs to get over it. ;o)

    Can’t wait to read this one! Woohoo!

    And I’ve got nothing. I don’t even want to look at my writings to see if I could maybe have something. It’s one of those days.

    • Silver James says:

      How well I know that feeling. If it weren’t for word prompts and flash fiction, I wouldn’t be writing any new words at all. Although, these are basically old words, but I did edit a bit. And added some, so there’s that. 🙂

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