Thursday, 31 May 2012

Where The Heart Is - a short excerpt

Sharing some dialogue between my two main characters in Where The Heart Is.

    “You need to think more before you do things,” he remarked.
     She frowned.  “I don’t need a lecture from you.”
     Looking at her, he replied, “I think you do.”
     With hands on her hips, she glared at him.  “I don’t care what you think,” she announced.
     He stood and moved towards her, and she felt her heart race.  She stepped back and then realised she was cornered.  Antonio put a hand on either side of her, gripping the bench, and stared into her eyes.  She blinked rapidly, swallowing the lump in her throat.  “Don’t you?” he asked.
     Unable to get her voice to work, she stared back at him, her eyes drawn to the cleft in his chin.  “No,” she finally managed, and then noticing his heart-shaped lips, added, “Yes.”
    Antonio cocked an eyebrow.
    “You’re...con...confusing me,” she stammered, her skin hot under his sultry gaze.
    With a smile on his lips he stepped away from her.  She stared at him wide-eyed.  ‘I’ve never seen this side of him before,’ she decided, watching him return to his chair and drinking his coffee as if nothing had happened.


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