Another Tuesday, another teaser. This one is really abrupt. It didn't come together quite the way I'd hoped. Check out all the other great teasers on the blog.
After a rough day behind a sales counter, I happily kicked off my shoes and traded my blouse for a cotton tee. Shaking my hair out of its confines, I sighed in content as I flopped into my chair, the latest murder mystery in my hands. In no time I was trying to pick out the clues that the author had left for me, breadcrumbs that would lead to the inevitable solution.
I had trouble getting comfortable in my chair and shifted many times, crossing my legs, sitting width-wise with my legs dangling over the arms. I even sat right upside down at one point, something I hadn’t tried since I was six. It didn’t work either and I settled into a cross-legged recline.
The scene was ramping up; the detective was about to jimmy open a locked door and I just knew there was something waiting for her on the other side. I held my breath and scanned for the next line.
I blew out the breath I was holding and bent over to nuzzle Licorice’s nose. “Am I being a bad mummy?” I asked her. “Leaving you with only food and water for hours on end.”“Mew.”