Sookie giggled while she watched Eric shove a huge forkful of spaghetti into his mouth. He lost a strand and desperately tried to suck it back in before it hit his shirt. She put her napkin over her mouth as she laughed, trying not to spit out her mouthful of soda.
“God, Sookie!” His laughter joined hers once he swallowed. “Don’t laugh like that! I almost choked on my food!”
The last full week of school went by in a blur. Despite becoming sick each morning, Sookie was able to keep it quiet from her parents and focus on getting done with the school year. Junior prom was the next night and she couldn’t help but feel a little bit excited about it. She and Eric had tentatively planned out their weekend. After school tomorrow they would both go to their own homes to get ready, he would pick her up, take her for dinner and then go to prom with their friends. He would stay over like he usually did and after breakfast, she and Eric would tell her daddy.
On Saturday mornings her mom liked to go yard sale shopping with some of her friends from church. It would be the best time to get it over with.
Eric hadn’t pushed her anymore to tell him what had stopped her that night and for that she was grateful. She turned off the light and snuggled into her bed. Her hand slipped down to her stomach and she rested it there for a moment. The idea of growing a baby inside her tummy hadn’t exactly sunk in yet even though she knew it true.
Hey, my fabulous readers!!
First I have to say thank you so very much for the kick -ass comments after my last posting. Thank you for understanding where I was coming from and taking the time to comment. From a few words to some nice paragraphs, they each meant so much to me!
I am cleaning up Chapter 13 and getting ready to post. My darling beta Jax is unfortunately in the Sandy area so my next few updates (unless I forgo her beta) will be awhile. And I take total responsibility for this! She has been telling me for the last few months that I need to build a stock-pile again because we never know when something might happen and she won’t be available to me! I know, I know, I should have listened! SMH.
Thankfully she is safe, but please remember to send prayers and positive thoughts to her and our buddy fffbone, who was also hit hard by the storm, as well as everyone else there. They are just having a terrible time. 😦
Anyways, chapter 13 will be posted soon and I have up to 16 written, so I will just have to decide whether to post without her betaing! Makes me nervous! LOL
Eric coasted into Sonic and stopped at one of the carhop stations. “Do you know what you want, Sook?”
She leaned around him to glance at the menu, even though she always ordered the same thing. “I will have a large cherry-limeade and a Chicago dog.”
“Fries or tots?”
“Mmm, they both sound good. I think I want tots.” She tapped her chin while her stomach grumbled. It wasn’t quite dinnertime but she hadn’t eaten much at lunch. Continue reading
Eric and Sookie were dancing together to a slow song, her head snug under his chin. The chemistry between them that night was palpable. Every time they touched one another their skin seemed to tingle from the contact. She shivered when his fingertips trailed along her bare back and she felt his breath warm against her ear.
“Do you want to go?” He leaned down to place a kiss on her neck.
Sookie pulled back to see his face, to be sure of what he was asking. She nodded.
He brushed his soft lips against hers, before taking her hand and leading them out of the dance.
A short time later they found themselves parked underneath the stars in one of Old Man Wheeler’s backfields. He had about 40 acres, most of the fences in disrepair and there was one quiet spot, far from the road and the neighboring home that she and Eric liked to visit. A creek rushed through the middle of it and during the summer it was shaded by trees so old and big you couldn’t even wrap your arms around the trunks. At night, with a blanket thrown into the grass it was as close as you could get to heaven around there. Continue reading
Hi, guys! I am so, so, so sorry that haven’t received updates! I promised I wouldn’t do this to you and I did! *hangs head* I feel really awful!
A number of things have prevented me from updating, mainly the issues I have been having with my hands. Once my sweet beta Jax got home from her vacay, she went over the outtake and it just wasn’t working for her. I trust her like no one else, so I knew I needed to fix it. Part of being a writer is that you are always, always learning. You have to consistently strive to be better and work at your craft. The moment you refuse to edit or use an editor/beta, you’ve peaked. You are done learning, you are done growing and you probably won’t get much better.
So, I was stuck with two problems, one, my aching hands and two, I had no idea how to fix the outtake to tell the story I wanted to tell. Honestly, when I opened it tonight, I felt like if I read it one more time I was going to be sick. I was so over it!
Something happened, though. I forced myself through the first paragraphs I have read a million times and suddenly, my sore, achy hands were typing, the word count was doubling, tripling-quadrupling! I knew I was getting somewhere. It is so much better than it was before. I will be giving this to my Jaxy in the next few days and she will beta it as soon as she has time. RL for her is very stressful right now and I am not going to pressure her to beta it RIGHTNOWRIGHTHISMINUTE!! She will do it as soon as she can and you guys will love it! You will.
I figure that I will be done with this maybe tonight, if not tomorrow and it WILL be posted as soon as I make the corrections my girl suggests.
Thank you for not hating me and for not sending me nasty emails. I am so appreciative and thankful for you guys sticking by me. I truly want to give you the best work I can.
It was really close! The last option won by 1 vote, which was “I trust you! Whatever works best! ” . Thank you so much for your understanding and I will get the homecoming outtake up ASAP. Believe me…it is worth the wait! 🙂