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Tuesday Tales – Wavy

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Happy Tuesday!  It’s time for another Tuesday Tales!  This week’s word prompt is “wavy”.  We are back with Gideon in my untitled Steampunk romance.  He has agreed to make Katarina Hellwig a device to murder her husband, a man accused of ordering Gideon’s wife’s death.  What has he come up with?  Let’s take a look!

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The soft rap on the wood door startled Gideon awake.  He shook himself to his senses, knocking free a nut or two that embedded themselves into his skin when he fell asleep at his tool bench.  He rubbed his tired eyes then ran a large hand through his thick, wavy hair fighting the unruly locks into submission.  He took a brief glance at his journal.  He had a decent rough sketch of his humidor.  It was enough to get him started.  He also had plenty of space to make adjustments if the need arose.

Gideon shot a look at the door when there was another knock.  He stood from his stool gingerly, stretching each of his long limbs carefully, then strode to the door.  He tugged it open.  He sucked in his breath sharply at the vision that greeted him on the other side.

“Good morning, Gideon,” Emma cooed in greeting.

Gideon stared at her for a moment while he searched for his voice.  He smiled.  “Good morning, Emma.  What brings you to my doorstep this morning?  I have nothing for you to report to Katarina.”

“I did not come for a report, my dear Captain.  Katarina sent me to assist you in whichever way you may need me.”

“I am not sure I need assistance.  I work alone.”

Emma smile blossomed wider as her eyes sparkled.  “There has to be something I can help with.  I can sort bolts and screws if you wish.”

Gideon felt his heartbeat pick up a few notches.  All of his nerves were on fire.  There was no use protesting with her.  Every fiber of his being wanted her to stay.  His guilty conscience dutifully reminded him of his beloved Sophia.  His thundering heart pushed the thought aside.  He pushed the door open further to allow her inside.  His voice was rough.  “Won’t you come in?”

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About triciaandersen

I am the author and illustrator of the children's book "The Peculiar Princess". I am also the author of two adult fantasy romance novels, "The Sorceress of Savon" and "The Woodcutter King of Muladin". Along with being an author I am married to a wonderful guy and have three beautiful children. I coach youth track and field, sew and chase my children around to their various activities.

Posted on December 2, 2013, in author, books, fiction, novel, romance, story, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Methinks there may be a bit of attraction in the air! Well done.

  2. Oooh, those two are going to make sparks fly when they get together! Love it!

  3. “Love” tension, probably the strongest in the world. I’m curious to know where this is going to lead, especially with his thoughts on Sophia. Great TT

  4. And soon Gideon will be bedding Emma. Love the way you used the prompt

  5. “His thundering heart pushed the thought aside.” Just love that line 🙂

  6. Love the description of his emotions. I have a feeling she’ll help him in more than one way.

  7. Great, great, great!
    I especially loved: “He shook himself to his senses, knocking free a nut or two that embedded themselves into his skin when he fell asleep at his tool bench. He rubbed his tired eyes then ran a large hand through his thick, wavy hair fighting the unruly locks into submission.” Beautifully written!!!

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