Monday, November 13, 2017

Tuesday Tales - Picture Prompt

It`s time for Tuesday Tales.

Today we have a snippet from Blueline, my NaNoWriMo MF hockey romance book. In today’s snippet Helen and Bob meet up for coffee but not a date, according to Helen at least.

This week is our picture prompt and all snippets must be 300 words or less. *Wink*

This story may have erotic scenes, strong social issues addressed and mature language. If those things offend now is the time to move onto another Tuesday Tales blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Standing in line for coffee, I spied a beautiful strawberry cake under a glass dome. Chocolate had been drizzled over the white frosting. The top was artfully decorated with brilliant red strawberries with small green leaves of some sort for garnish and color. It was so lovely. And I did love strawberries.
“Someday maybe you’ll look at me like you look at that cake.”
I tossed a look over my shoulder at Bob. He gave me a wink and then signed a napkin brought to him by a boy of perhaps ten.
“You should ask this pretty woman here for her autograph,” Bob said to the young lad with the dark brown eyes. “She’s the leading defenseman for the Venom.”
“Oh, that’s girl hockey,” he said and raced back to his father.
“I am so sorry for that,” Bob said after the shock wore off.
I shrugged. “Trust me, we’re used to it.”
“Still, that’s not right at all. You women play just as hard as we guys do. Hell, you’re in the championship and we’re sipping coffee and playing golf.” He sidled up next to me, his arm brushing mine as he lifted a mug from the rack situated beside the baked goods. And the cake.
“It’s the way of the world. Women’s sports are always considered inferior to men’s.” A tall man with dreads appeared behind the case holding all the muffins, bagels, and cookies. And the cake. “I’ll just have plain coffee with cream and sugar and a slice of that cake.” I pointed at the heavenly delight under a glass dome.
“Same for me,” Bob said. 

Copyright 2017 ©by V.L. Locey


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Jean Joachim said...

Love this couple, and the easy way you made a statement about women's sports. And it's true. Always been true, I'm sad to say. Great snippet. I can smell the coffee and taste that cake!

V.L. Locey said...

Thanks, Jean. Yes, sadly, women's sports has a long way to go to get the recognition it deserves.

Flossie Benton Rogers said...

Mmmm, this makes me want coffee and cake for breakfast! I like the way you folded a serious topic into the midst of their camaraderie.

Also, I wanted to let you know that this is the third or fourth week I couldn't get in here with Chrome. I switched to another browser, and it let me in but with a lot of signing involved. I don't know what's going on with the tech.

Susanne Matthews said...

Great snippet. nice way to make your point about women being devalued in sports as well as elsewhere.

Tricia Andersen said...

I love the banter between them! And yes, I totally agree on the women’s sports. I have a girl wrestling boys in high school because according to our state, girls don’t wrestle.
Great job!

Cathy Brockman said...

Great snippet. Love the visual about the cake

V.L. Locey said...

Thank you all for stopping by! I'm so sorry to hear that you're having trouble getting to my posts, Flossie. This is the first complaints about that I've heard.