Tuesday, July 25, 2006
New Beginning 3 (erotic romance)
She was late, and as she ran up the stone steps outside the Performing Arts Center her heel caught on her dress. The tearing sound the satin made was loud and clear over the strains of the orchestra inside.
"Shit!" Becky stopped and started pawing at the voluminous skirt. Could anything else possibly go wrong tonight? Already, she'd been stuck in a traffic standstill, running behind after one of her clients insisted on hearing Becky's opinion on every single item she planned to take on her honeymoon, including whether or not she should splurge on a pink designer leather case for her birth control pills. Becky finally escaped while the irritating woman placed the order and insisted on overnight delivery.
Her zipper had stuck. The jeweled hair clasp she had inherited from her mother had somehow ended up under the couch and it took almost twenty minutes of crazed hunting to find it. Worst of all, she'd been too rushed to put on underwear, and had nothing beneath her dress.
And now, her one chance at escaping her tedious telemarketing job and becoming conductor of the New York Philharmonic was on the line. She ripped off the ruined dress and ran to the podium in her gloves and shoes. Realizing she'd forgotten one other item, she turned to the audience and asked, "Does anyone happen to have a baton I could hold?"
Continuation: Kate Thornton/Evil Editor