Thursday, August 7, 2014

Busy, busy

I haven't forgotten you. I've been out of town, having a wonderful visit with my mother. (She's the wonderful lady I dedicated The Marquesa's Necklace to.) Now I have to get caught up at my day job and get ready for my daughter to visit. 

I did manage to get a couple of thousand words written while I was out of town, and boy, have I got Harmony in an interesting situation.  Oh, you want a peek? Okay, here's one, raw and unedited.

The window seat under the bay window on the south side of the house was the perfect spot to sit and read or contemplate the summer blooms in the garden. At least, that was my vision for the now-empty space. All that the window overlooked at the moment were bare bushes and a few remaining traces of the last snowfall Even though they still had the original single pane glass in them, I didn’t plan on replacing them.
I broke into song as I sprayed down the left-side window with an extra-thick coating of the cleaner and went to work. To reach the very top, I had to stand on my tippy-toes and stretch. As the layers of dust started rolling off and last few rays of sunlight streamed in the spot I’d gotten cleaned, I smiled.

And screamed and hit the floor as the window on the right-hand side shattered, covering me with broken glass.

I will return, with some more meanderings, hopefully more frequently once August is over