How can we be so close to saying goodbye to the old year and greeting the new year? Yikes! It seems like just last week that I was posting the fisrt snippet of the year. Yet here we are with #52. Wow. Today, we only have one prompt, from #ThursdayThreads. It’s a good one as far as I’m concerned. **”I’m not afriad of him.”** is perfect for my WIP. This short scene is pretty self-explanatory.
The two women occupied dainty chairs drawn up to a small table near the heavily draped window. A fire crackled merrily in a nearby fireplace. Other patrons dotted the tea room. Meg pulled her gaze from the busy street outside. “I’m not afraid of him.”
Cory raised an eyebrow. “That’s quite the non sequitur.”
Looking out the window, Meg lifted one shoulder in a negligent acknowledgment. “I know what it looks like.” She inhaled several times. “How’s Marishka?”
Cory slowly closed her eyes. “Pick a topic, Meg. I’m too tired to keep up.” Her voice held a smile, though, rather than censure. “She’s responding well to the chemo. She’s much better now that Maxim is with her.”
“And the others?”
“All doing well. You can come see them, you know.”
Meg looked down, studying the golden liquid in her china tea cup. “I know. I should have gone sooner, of course. I feel awful that I haven’t before now. Heck, I’m not even sure why I haven’t gone.”
“What are you going to do?”
Her gaze jerked up only to meet the other woman’s. “Go see them.”
Cory’s smile curved her lips only slightly. “My turn for a non sequitur. What about Kin?”
“What about him?” Meg did her very best to sound casual and uninterested.
“What are your plans where he’s concerned?”
“I don’t see how that is any of your business.”
Cory leaned forward and lowered her voice, which was now filled with steel. “All of them are my business. They’re my family and I take care of them. Please, don’t break his heart.”
Meg suddenly wanted to cry. “How can I not?”
And that realization broke her own.
There it is. Short and not very sweet but my heroine has a whole lot to think about now. And I’m so glad because…drama! Can’t have a romance without a little drama, right? Writers, feel free to riff upon th eprompt with a little free writing. And readers, our question of the week,New Year’s Resolutions–yay or nay?