20 August 2013

Tuesday's Tales 20th Aug ~ Rough

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This week's prompt is 'Rough' and I am going back to chapter six in my WIP

She nearly leapt from her chair when her phone rang. Who would ring her at two in the morning?

Then, without hearing his voice, she knew. Rafe. Heat flamed into her face and without thinking she pulled the folds of her dressing gown over her legs.


“I wasn’t sure you’d be awake.”

She heard the rough edges of emotion in his voice.

“I hope I didn’t wake you.”

“No, I’ve come down for that chocolate drink.” She’d heard his intake of breath, followed by a muffled string of curses.

“You were asleep by the time it was done.”

Amusement at Rafe’s obvious discomfort booted her earlier embarrassment right out the window. Not wanting to add insult to injury she stifled the laughter that bubbled in her throat. Better not to go there, she decided, and changed the subject.

“What are you calling about?” Had he really said, ‘To hear your voice.’

“I intended to leave a message for you to get back to me so we can arrange a meeting.” Nothing in the cool tone of his voice indicated the frustration she thought she’d heard in his muttering, but then she probably imagined them.

“Oh, right.” Was that disappointment she heard in her tone? She must still be addled from her short sleep.

“I have a couple of overseas conference calls in the morning that I can’t cancel, but I hope to be clear by midday. Do you have any free time around then?”

Finishing her hot chocolate, Samantha rose and headed for her studio. “Give me a moment to check. I don’t think so, but I do know I have an early afternoon sitting booked. I can’t remember the time.”

She flicked on the light and stopped dead in the doorway. It wasn’t a mess, but whoever had been in here was either sloppy in hiding his efforts or didn’t care if she knew someone had invaded her inner sanctum. Paintbrushes lay scattered over her work surface and her pictures set against the wall had been shifted and not replaced in the right order.
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V.L. Locey said...

Oh my gosh! Did someone ransack her studio? Why? Great post!

Iris B said...

Interesting post! .... who'd been there and what were they looking for?

Sarah said...

Oh dear! Someone went through her studio? You've got me hooked I can't wait for more.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Vicki.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) That would be telling Iris, glad this caught your interest.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Sarah I hope to have this wip finished soon.

Lindsay said...

That's not good her studio was searched. Wonder if it might have been Rafe

Karen Cino said...

Her workspace invaded? Not a good thing. Can't wait to see what happens next week.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Lindsay, You've just helped me find the missing link from this scene to another further on in the story, so a big thanks for that.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks for coming by, Karen. I'm glad you enjoyed this, and sorry to say but my posts are not consecutive :-(

Trisha Faye said...

WHAT?? You can't stop there. No fair. I want more! Great job.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Trisha I'm delighted you want to know more. Thanks for coming by.

Stefan Ellery said...

Can't wait to find out who trashed her studio.

Jillian said...

great scene. I enjoyed it and am intrigued about the reason for the ransack!

Tricia Andersen said...

Uh oh. I am intrigued to know who trashed her studio and what they wanted. Not good - want more!!

SherryGLoag said...

AW, thanks Stefan. This has just gone from wip to submitted story, so will have to come up with something new for next time.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks Jillian, It's not quite what it seems.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Tricia, as this story has just been subbed to a publisher I will have to start something new for next time. But I admit the outcome of this scene surprised me too.