Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Tantalizing Tuesday - Mummy?

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.
“Mew.”
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.”

7 comments:

  1. Oh Mummy how could you? Your faithful friend. Give Licorice some attention . Love this, it strikes me as so real

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  2. I agree with Naomi, your voice in this piece sounded very realistic, as if you were telling me what you did last night. Loved the total snap back to real life with the cat. So very, very typical of our fur babies. They are never far away from wringing in the real world, particularly if they are hungry. It's all about loving them. xo

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  3. Lol that was so cool. I really related to this. My dog does the same right at that pivotal point! This made me really smile xx

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  4. A sneak peek into someone's home life that's so very real to the reader :)

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  5. Heh, heh, those adorable furry friends know how to get our attention! Loved it :-)

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  6. Great tease really well written slice of everyday life

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