This will be my last Rainbow Snippet for the year. I’m taking two weeks off to enjoy the holidays with family. Whatever you have planned for this weekend be sure to include some time just for you. Today’s snip is from my WIP Elaine’s story, book five in the Rowan House series. I’ve just finished the first draft so please excuse any errors.
From Elaine’s story:
A soft tap at the door, Petra’s gardenia perfume tickled Elaine’s nose and she ignored the knock, willing Petra to go away and leave her in peace to gather up the bits of her shattered heart.
Another knock, more insistant than the first. “I’m not receiving,” Elaine shouted.
“Open the door.”
“Go away. Is that more clear?” Elaine covered her face with her hands.
“We need to talk, and hiding is not going to make it better.”
“Thank you, doctor. Tell me where to send your final bill.” Elaine rested her arms on her knees and leaned back against the door.
“I’m not leaving until we talk.”
The thump and vibration of what had to be Petra’s shoulder against the door shook the door where Elaine leaned against it and rattled the knob.
“Open the door, Elaine. Now.”
An explosive kick against the door rattled the hinges.
“This door is older than you are, and if you damage it, I will take it out of your skin.”
Another kick, louder than the first made Elaine jump to her feet, she twisted the deadbolt knob and yanked the door open. Not caring if the murderous thoughts in her head were reflected on her face.
Petra strolled past her and turned to face her.
“I didn’t invite you in.”
What are you? A vampire? For fucks sake, Elaine, stop acting like you’re thirteen and just lost your first girlfriend.”
Elaine slammed the door shut. “It that supposed to be therapeutic? Make me angry, so I stop feeling sad?”
“If you were honest, none of this would have happened.”
“Oh, so it’s my fault?”
Elaine clenched her hands into fists. “What?”
Petra’s gaze was steady. “If you were honest about how you feel about Robin, you would have never given her to me. And she would never have agreed.”
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Brenda Murphy writes short fiction and novels. She loves tattoos and sideshows and yes, those are her monkeys. When she is not loitering at her local tea shop and writing, she wrangles two kids, one dog, and an unrepentant parrot. She reviews books, blogs about life as a writer with ADHD and publishes photographs on her blog Writing While Distracted. You can find her on Facebook by clicking here. Or if Twitter is your thing follow @BMurphySideshow
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