Tuesday Tales – Picture Prompt
Posted by triciaandersen
Happy Tuesday! It’s time for Tuesday Tales! This week is a picture prompt. I am breaking away from Gideon and Emma. My excerpt this week is from my latest WIP Breaking the Violence, Book #3 of the Hard Drive Series. This is Mark’s book, the wise cracking ER doctor. He and his best friend, Dan, come upon a burning car on the way home from Rico and Avery’s wedding and find two people inside. Mark falls in love with the woman, Becca Mills, the best selling SciFi author. But Becca’s abusive ex-husband becomes a problem…
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Mark opened the rear door of his quad cab and reached inside for his old football equipment bag. A warm, proud smile spread across his face as he watched Logan hop out of the passenger door and take his Mama’s hand. His heart raced unexpectedly. I hope he likes what I have in this bag.
Becca turned towards him. “Where are we going, Mark?”
Mark pointed through the open doors of the truck to the sparkling blue lake. “Through the field past the machine shed. There’s a clearing right behind it with some flat rocks. I’ll grab the picnic basket.”
Becca nodded then led Logan to the path through the long grass. Mark watched them for a moment. He couldn’t believe this beautiful, incredible, talented woman was in his life. And he absolutely adored the little boy holding her hand. He didn’t want to give either of them up. Ever.
Mark frowned as he thought. Am I ready to be a father? The answer came to him instantly as Logan turned back to him. “Come on!” his little voice rang through the meadow. Mark chucked. Oh yeah. I am as long as Logan is my son. He grabbed the picnic basket, shut the truck doors and followed. He laughed as Logan chattered to Becca about the machine shed, contemplating the zombies that had to be hiding inside. Becca looked at Mark apologetically. “Sorry. His imagination runs away all the time.”
“Like his Mom’s?” Mark teased.
Becca’s cheeks flamed pink. The image turned Mark inside out. So beautiful. He was distracted by the hand tugging on his shirt.
“Mark, what’s the surprise?” Logan prodded.
Mark smiled at him as he set the bag and basket down then unzipped the bag. Carefully he pulled free a remote control boat. Logan gasped in awe.
“That is so cool!” Logan squealed.
“You can watch while Mark drives it,” Becca instructed.
Mark winked at her. “Nah. Logan’s getting behind the wheel of this vessel.”
“Mark, that’s expensive,” she objected.
“Becca, it’s just a toy. I can buy another. But to watch Logan play with it will be priceless.”
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About triciaandersenI 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 September 22, 2014, in author, books, fiction, novel, romance, story, Uncategorized, writing and tagged breaking the violence, hard drive series, mma, romance, tuesday tales. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.