10 September 2011

Sweet Saturday Samples

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This week I'm taking a break for The Brat and sharing more of a short paranormal story that so far has failed to find a home.

A cool breeze replaced the relentless heat of the day and I imagined the garden sighing with relief. I sipped my dry white wine and let the taste linger on my tongue before enjoying its slide down my throat. Only the solar garden lamps lit the deck-area. I’d left the indoor lights off, allowing the breeze to filter through the house before going indoors and locking up for the night.

This was the time I usually ‘talked’ through the events of my day with Gerald.

“That is just so weird.” Rachel exclaimed when she turned up unexpectedly, one evening. “He’s been gone for nearly two years now and you ‘talk’ to him every night!” She’d shifted to the other end of the rocker. “I suppose you’re going to tell me he ‘talks’ right back at you!” She didn’t quite snort with derision, but it was close!

“Sort of.” I admitted cautiously. After all how did you explain the ‘sort of knowing’ that settled after you vocally aired your thoughts and problems aloud to an empty garden?

“Like I say,” she’d moved back and given me a hug to take the sting from her words. “You’re seriously weird.” She paused for effect, “but I still love you.”

20 comments:

Lia Davis said...

Very intriguing sample. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Beautifully written sample! Would love to read more :)

Patricia Kiyono said...

Nice sample. I'd love to know more about this character.

diannehartsock said...

A very sweet, sad excerpt. I imagine I'd talk to my husband in the same way, if he was gone.
Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my site.

Lindsay said...

Love the sample.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks Lia :-)

Sherry Gloag said...
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Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for your kind words Jenifer. :-)

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for you interest, Patricia :-)

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for coming by Dianne, and I enjoy your offerings too.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Lindsay.

Marsha Ward said...

Very poignant. Thank you!

the1940mysterywriter said...

Is he actually there, communicating back somehow? Love this, Sherry.
Gunnar

Sandy Nachlinger said...

You've really set a mood in this scene. I especially like the garden sighing. Nice.

Beth Trissel said...

Grabbed me, Sherry. I love the garden imagery too.

Sherry Gloag said...

Marsha, thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

Good question, Gunnar, thanksfor coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Sandy.

Sherry Gloag said...

Oh, Beth, I really appreciate your comment. Thanks.

Jessica K said...

Those we love are never gone entirely. I don't think she's so weird. Good luck placing this!