Tuesday Tales is a weekly blog featuring diverse authors who post excerpts from their WIPs based on word and picture prompts. Today’s prompt is the picture below. The snippet is from a holiday vintage romance set in the 1950’s after the Korean War. For now it is called Mistletoe Magic. Please visit the other fabulous authors at Tuesday Tales.
Brenna closed her eyes and arched her back, groaning at the stiffness of her muscles. Rolling her neck, she cringed at the snaps and pops from her protesting bones. She’d be old before her time if things continued this way. Jeffrey would take one look at her thin frame and hightail it straight to The Corner for a cold one. She worried her bottom lip, remembering how they used to dance on the big wooden floor before Gwennie was born. How he held her close, his warm masculine scent skittering over her skin like a heat wave.
Would he still want her now with red rough hands and a nervous stomach that couldn’t keep her food down?
A thought flew through her mind, something her mother had always said—how a little hard work never hurt anybody.
Straightening her spine, Brenna braced her hands on the fallen tree and shifted to a more comfortable position. She was just bone tired. That was all. Nothing a good six hours sleep couldn’t fix. Thank heaven the restaurant had closed for the night. At the end she’d had to shoo out old Mr. Birdsong with a promise of hot coffee come daylight.
Reaching into her apron pocket, she pulled out Jeffrey’s Christmas card, ironing it with her fingers. The homey picture of a snow covered glen gleamed silver under the light of a full moon. Having lived in Florida all her life, she loved her husband’s memories of white Christmases. Someday he’d take her up there, and Gwennie. They’d meet his old Gram and what was left of his family.
Her lungs expanded with the slight tinge of chill in the air. No snow down here for sure.
She stood up, pressing the card to her breast.
Jeffrey would be home soon.
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