10 June 2014

Tuesday's Tales - Picture Prompt



Welcome to Tuesday's Tales

Welcome to Tuesday Tales and this week's picture prompt . This excerpt is taken from Megan's Story, the follow-on WIP from Duty Calls. [The large print version available at online outlets from May 29th] Luke Hawk is Rafe's half-brother (Duty Calls) and Megan's brother. (working title - Megan's Story) It is taken from an earlier scene than the one last week.
 

A couple of rings later Luke answered. “Vince? Hi, are you still intending to visit Megan?”

“Luke,” Vince ignored Luke’s question. “Listen to me. I’m with Megan now, and I think you should get here without delay, and call your parents and get them here too.”

“Hell, man. You’re scaring the shit out of me Vince. What the hell’s going on? If you’ve done anything to hurt her, you’ll regret it.”

“Luke, I’d never hurt her, surely you know that? I can’t discuss it on the phone, but she needs you all here now.” Vince waited long enough to hear Luke confirm he’s talk with his parents and get them and himself to Megan’s as quickly as possible before cutting the call.

Gently he eased Megan away from him and scanned the room for a comforter to wrap her in before taking off his Jacket and pulling it round her shoulders. He banked every cushion he could find around her before crossing the room to switch on the fire. Cheerful gas-induced flames leaped to life, creating an orange pattern of dancing flames on the opposite wall.

When he’d arrived, the summer sunlight filtered through a growing accumulation of grey clouds, now those clouds obscured it completely, darkening the normally cheerful room. Vince headed to the kitchen and filled the kettle with cold water. He opened cabinet doors searching for mugs or cups and saucers. The fourth try yielded up several cheerfully decorated mugs. He lifted two down and placed them on the counter top. Another search revealed tea, coffee and sugar containers.
 
 
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15 comments:

Sarah Cass said...

Intense. Love the care he showed for her...and you've left me anxious for her family's arrival.

V.L. Locey said...

What an intense post! Well done.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks Sarah. This was written 7 years ago and I wasn't sure whether to post this snippet or not, so your kind words have helped a lot. :-)

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks Vicki, I'm glad it worked for you.

Jillian said...

This was wonderful. I love the way you described the room darkening from the clouds outside. It seemed as if I were there.

Jean Joachim said...

The intensity is palpable. But it's left me wondering what is going on and what's wrong with Megan?? Love how caring he is. Great scene, Sherry.

kathleen ball said...

i'm curious- great descriptions

morgan said...

What's happened to Megan? I'm anxious, forget about her family.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks Jillian :-)

SherryGLoag said...

I truly appreciate your comments Jean :-)

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks Kathleen :-)

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Morgan.

Iris Blobel said...

wow ... what happened. great post!

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Iris.

Stefan Ellery said...

Nothing like danger to show a person nature.