Tuesday, February 20, 2007
New Beginning 222
Anticipation drove her a little insane ever since she'd received the message with the day and time. If she allowed her mind to linger on it, her body ached all the more. Good thing she had such self-discipline.
The moment arrived and after three long months apart, she'd see him. That knowing smile. Those blue, lust-filled eyes. Surely he was nervous too, craving this just as badly. To hear his voice, saying her name again . . .
He signed on and she almost cried just watching the name appear on the computer. She clicked on ACCEPT and the green light of her own webcam blinked on. Damn her heart, skipping another beat. Screw patience anyway. She focused on that black square, cursing it to go away and reveal him instead. She fought against chewing on her bottom lip so the gloss wouldn't smear. She had to look perfect, despite her nerves.
As the black square morphed into a living picture, she held her breath, the smile frozen on her perfect face.
She tried to speak, but her lips wouldn't move. The three months had been hell, no Internet, no nothing.
His face came into focus. Those tortured eyes. That sneering mouth.
"Hi," she smiled.
"Never again!" he bellowed. "An entire semester teaching creative writing at SUNY is more than even Evil Editor should have to endure."
Opening: Brenda Bradshaw.....Continuation: Kate Thornton