Author: Stephen King
'He's very friendly,' Drogan said. 'At first. Nice friendly pussy has killed three people in this household. That leaves only me. I am old, I am sick . . .but I prefer to die in my own time.'
I can't believe this collection of short stories has been sat on my bookshelf for so long and I haven't read it. I'm correcting that mistake this week.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read.
- Open to a random page.
- Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others.
- Share the title and author too so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.
Today's WIP teaser comes from a short story I wrote in early 2010 and have twice submitted to competitions. I've grown rather attached to Johnny Walker Eyes and decided to do a re-write before submitting it again.
“Mam. Is this seat taken?” was the first thing you said to me. You delivered that line with a southern drawl that left me speechless, just like the name of the song playing that night. When I turned to see who had spoken that line – smooth, soft, and yet so strong - your eyes captivated me; sunset with a hint of sweet amber nectar, yet dangerous like a double shot of Southern Comfort.
“No,” was all I managed to reply, but inside my heart was drumming the same message against my chest, over and over – Yes. Yes. Yes.
Are there any books or stories you want to tease us with?
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