Starting Over #4


Today’s snippet is part of a new WIP, tentatively titled ‘Starting Over’.

The story of Victoria and her little shop in Oak Grove Square continues. This week we’re writing to a photo prompt. Only 300 words!

Enjoy – and feel free to leave a comment. Click the link here to go back to the main Tuesday Tales site for more entertaining story snippets.


TT_moon july 2014The wagging tails at the front door almost dispelled her wrath. Almost.

It was when she walked out back with Cody and Cowboy that the brilliant calming light of the full moon fully soothed her. In its place a gentle wave of loneliness washed over her. It didn’t happen often. And when this feeling did drift into her life, it was usually only for a brief time. Generally Victoria was extremely happy with her life. It was full. It was satisfying. She did what she wanted to do, when she wanted to do it. And a life with an occasional moment of feeling alone was certainly better than having someone in your life that cheated on you whenever they got the chance. Or, in the words of the pilot she’d banished long ago, “… only when ‘the magic’ was gone.”

From now on, she was in charge of the magic in her life. She intended on flying solo for the rest of her days. Especially when the world was full of arrogant jerks like that Toby who’d entered Serendipity earlier that day.

Building cookie cutter houses where my cows used to roam. Really! The thought raised her ire once again.

“Come on boys,” she called to the two dogs roaming the back yard. “Let’s eat and go to bed.”

She was tired. That must explain her irritability. A good night’s sleep is what I need.

A good night’s sleep is not what she got. And it wasn’t visions of sugar plums dancing in her head as she tossed and turned. Although, I suppose some girls may consider the blond hunk that infiltrated her dozing thoughts a sugar plum.

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tabitha Shay
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 03:16:16

    Interesting excerpt. I’d like to read more.


  2. Vicki Locey
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 10:46:22

    Great excerpt! I love the inner dialog she had going. Sugar plum indeed! 😉


  3. Flossie Benton Rogers
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 13:21:17

    I agree with those girls. He IS a sugar plum. Looking forward to more of their budding relationship and more sleepless nights on her part;)


  4. Author
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 22:34:22

    cool snippet. Love the last sentence! Sugar plum!


  5. Iris Blobel
    Jul 16, 2014 @ 03:40:26

    Nicely done on the emotions ….


  6. Sarah Cass
    Jul 17, 2014 @ 23:47:28

    lol! Love this and the comparison to him as a sugar plum…perhaps in looks alone. Love the reveal of her emotions. Well done.


  7. jeanjoachim
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 01:35:38

    Nice to see her side of things, live in her head. And I adore the comparison to a sugar plum. Great piece!


    • trishafaye
      Jul 18, 2014 @ 03:03:37

      Thanks Jean. It must be all the Christmas I’ve been seeing at work the past month (Hobby Lobby) I’m already coming home sprinkled with glitter lol


  8. Stefan Ellery
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 20:32:56

    Hope she gets a good rest. Nice story.


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