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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday Teaser

Haven't done one of these in a long time, but I got a request from a good friend for more teasers, so here we go. This is our MC from Rum Runners describing the girl he has a crush on. Also keep in mind, the time period is 1956.

Jessica is in a word, delectable. She never wears makeup, never poofs or rats her hair. Her beauty is au natural, and no matter what those cosmetics commercials imply, let me tell you, guys really dig that. Every shmuck I know wants to date Jessica Hughes. Every one of us imagines what it would be like to run his hands over that olive skin and tangle his fingers in those dark tresses. But as far as I know, no one dates Jessica Hughes. 

Billy Reynolds.

Ronald Duvall.

Gerald Thesing.

The list is never ending.

She sets them up with a curl of her lips, then knocks them out of the sky like clay pigeons. Tommy claims she’s waiting for someone, and his wink implies that we both know who that someone is. More likely she already knows what everyone else does – that no horny seventeen-year old boy, whether he wears a letterman’s sweater or is president of the Christian Youth Society, is going to get past her father, retired war hero, General Major Roger Hughes. But Tommy can inflate my ego if he wants to – that’s what best friends are for.


Sage said...

What an excellent description of Jessica and her appeal. My favorite part: "She sets them up with a curl of her lips, then knocks them out of the sky like clay pigeons."

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Definitely makes me want to know if he's the one that will make it past the gatekeeper . . . nicely done characterizations!

Lydia Sharp said...

I liked the same line that Sage pointed out. Really great excerpt!



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