What a beautiful day! And yesterday too! Sorry this post is late but I’ve been recovering from a busy night last night. Playing Zombie Earth with other denizens of Leicester. It was BRILLIANT and I’m really hoping to take part in the next one(s).
I hope you’ve had as lovely a weekend as I have so far and that the rest of it turns out just as well for you. 🙂
This week I’m giving you one last 250 snippet from my as yet unnamed short story. The competition I’m entering it to (hopefully) closes on Wednesday so I need to get the last few edits in. This scene is particularly problematic to me, so I’d love to know what you think.
“Who’s Gloria?” Laicee slammed the diary onto the table, making her coffee mug jump against its coaster. “Some fresh skank of yours?”
On the other side of the table Billy raised his own mug to his lips. He sipped at it without speaking, his eyes narrowed as he glared over the rim. “Don’t speak to me like that, Laicee.”
“I’ll speak to you however the hell I like!” She snapped. “Who is Gloria? Why is her name all over your diary?”
“She’s my secretary.”
The soft, matter of fact answer fanned the flames of Laicee’s fury. She pointed a trembling finger at Billy’s face. “You don’t even feel the need to lie about it, do you? How long have you been seeing her?”
Billy put his coffee down. “I haven’t. Not in the way you seem to think, anyway. She works for me, books my meetings, takes my calls.”
“You’re such a bad liar. I’ve seen you.”
“No you haven’t.”
Laicee ground her teeth. “Yesterday, leaving the office for a ‘meeting’ with some red head pinned to your side like a limpet. Friday morning, sitting in a café with that same red head, your hands all over her legs. Tuesday lunch time,” she paused, fighting the heat rising from the pit of her belly. “Tuesday lunch time, in the back of the car. My car!”
“You’re delusional.” Billy’s voice cracked. He swept to his feet, shoving his chair back several feet as he did so. “I’m going out.”
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