Thursday, April 8, 2010

Teaser Thursday

Nana ran the brush through Beauty’s hair and the familiar motion relaxed Beauty. The quiet moment engulfed her and she closed her eyes to set the memory firmly in her mind. The pull of the brush. The soft pressure of a hand on my forehead. The scent of fresh lavender from Nana’s hands. “I’ll miss this.”

Nana stopped at the wistful tone. “You’ll miss this? What do you mean?”

“Huh? Oh, I meant, when I am married. I’m engaged to Thaddeus, you know.”

Nana ran her gnarled fingers through Beauty’s long brown hair. “I’ll miss this, too. When you are married, you won’t need me any more.”

“Nana, can you keep a secret?”

“Of course, I can. It’s about Thaddeus, isn’t it? You don’t love him.”

“No. I mean, yes. I don’t love him, but that isn’t what I wanted to tell you.”

Nana sat down on the bed again. “I know all your secrets already. What more could you have to tell me about?”

“Nana, I’m going to take my father’s place.”

7 comments:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oooo, this leaves a lot of unanswered questions - great teaser! :-)

Kristi said...

I'm intrigued! That last line is a great teaser!

Talli Roland said...

I want more!

Love the opening, the thoughts running through her head as she tries to capture the memory. Great stuff!

Krista V. said...

Is she talking about taking her father's place in the Beast's castle? Hmm...

And Nana sounds like my kind of old lady:)

Elana Johnson said...

Oooh, nice. :)

India Drummond said...

I really like this... well written! Even more than that, these few lines reveal a lot about your characters. I want to read more!

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

Thanks every one for your comments! I appreciate it.