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Monday, December 13, 2010

Crazy Holiday Blogfest - more DESTINED

Christine over at Christine's Journey is hosting a Crazy Holiday Blogfest today.  The rules are simple: post up to 250 words of any holiday you've written about.  It doesn't have to be Christmas or even a winter holiday.

Here's the quick background on this excerpt from DESTINED.  This is a retelling of the Cupid & Psyche myth, set in ancient Greece.  Sadie and Cupid are married, although Sadie still doesn't know his identity and can't see anything except his gorgeous blue eyes past the black cloud-like veil he hides behind.  He only comes to her at night, so she's been sulking her whole birthday since no one in the palace seems to know it's a special day.  The scene picks up when Cupid comes that night.


      “Sadie,” he whispered before kissing me deeply. “I missed you today.”
A warm blush rose into my cheeks but I managed to return his gaze. “Me too,” I said, biting my lower lip in a confused attempt to look shy and sultry at the same time.
He ran his fingers through my hair while his eyes studied my face. “I need to know you more,” he said. “I’ve memorized your face, every feature, every eye lash even, but I need more. I want to know what you’re thinking, what you wish for, what makes you who you are.” 
I shook my head in confusion.  
“It’s agony to be away from you all day. The more I know about you, the more I’ll have to remember when I’m gone.” Then he looked at me with playfulness in his eyes. “So tell me everything… over cake.” He kissed me quickly and then extracted a package from the darkness of his clouded form.  
Once he’d untied the string and pulled away the cloth wrapping, I saw an amazing-looking cheesecake. My mouth watered as I stared at the scrumptious treat.  
“Happy eighteenth birthday.”
 “How’d you know?” I asked.
“I figured it was something a good husband ought to remember. You do like cheesecake, don’t you?”
“Who doesn’t?” I hopped up onto the bed, pulling a slice closer so I could begin shoveling the cake. 
But he stopped my hand before I even got the first bite. “Wait… this game has rules.”
I looked at him with narrowed eyes. Since when does eating cheesecake have rules?

I'd love to know your thoughts.  And be sure to check out the other entries that are linked up at Christine's Blog.


salarsenッ said...

Love the sultry flow here! Nice Jessie. I'm participating, too, only I'm posting on Wednesday. Totally forgot I was involved in an author's book tour. Grr....

Anyway, nice job!

Francine Howarth said...


Ha ha: rules! Shame it stops there . . . ;)


Christopher S. Ledbetter said...

Love Greek myth retellings and this was smoldering!! Nice job!

The Golden Eagle said...

Now I really want to know more! It's a great scene.

I'm pretty sure I'd fail at eating cake with rules--LOL. I'd be too busy eating.

Charlie said...

Interesting project! I'm working on a story that will revolve around the Christmas season, but I haven't gotten to that part yet. So instead, I confessed a personal childhood story about myself. It's a conversation piece and light-hearted. It's about peeking at presents.

Bitsy Bling Books

Summer Ross said...

LOL, what a fun little piece for this blogfest. thanks for the smile and now I'm curious how to play the game.

Anonymous said...

Cheesecake always comes with rules; they're called "calories." And they are super fun to ignore and/or break.

This was a really interesting post. So glad I stopped by. Thanks for sharing!

Nikki said...

Love this scene!

I first read your post and thought "ooh, great meme - and easy!" and then I realized that in 3 novels I've never written about a holiday. Or birthday. Or wedding. *sigh*

N. R. Williams said...

Great line. "Since when does eating cheesecake have rules?" You drew into this story, nice job. I totally expected a notice to flash that this was an x rated blog...luckily, or maybe not, it didn't. Nice job.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

beth said...

I love this! I bet your ms is great.

Melissa said...

This was really great. Sucks it had to stop where it did.

Christine Danek said...

Love this. I wanted to read more. Thanks for participating. Love the idea, too. Good luck in submissions.
Have a great day and can't wait to read more of your posts.

Ezmirelda said...

All I have to say is why isn't this published yet? I want to read it so badly!

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