Good morning and welcome to this week’s Tuesday Tales. It’;s been a crazy week for me. I had my first television interview as a writer–a five-minute spot on local cable TV, but I’m hoping it will generate sales. and lead to other things. Today, I bring you a tease for my new manuscript, a contemporary paranormal. I used this image and the word BIKE since I wasn’t sure how the group had left it. I may have contributed more than my share to that little mix-up.
Here’s your tease.
Rather than answer her granddaughter, Twyla looked out the window. How many times had she ridden her bike along this road and others leading to the cottages on Indian Lake? There had been a special place she’d loved, a small pond hidden in the trees, where she’d often gone to read, lying on the rocks above it, enjoying the peace and quiet. That was where he’d first kissed her.
“I’m sorry. I was just admiring the scenery. The last summer I was here, I met a young man whose family owned one of the nearby cottages. He had just finished his last year at the Royal Military College in Kingston and was working as a canal guard. We knew our time was short. I had to return to New Jersey and he had to put in his five years in the Canadian army, but we promised to stay in touch, and if possible, to come back at the same time the following year, and to keep doing so until we met again.”
“Were you in love?” The creases on her granddaughter’s brow were deep while her eyes shone with unshed tears.
“We thought so, but our relationship was doomed from the start. He was poor Irish Catholic and Father hated papists as he called them. We thought we had lots of time to find a way around that, but then suddenly I was a married to another.”
Twyla looked away, unable to stop the one lone tear from crawling down her cheek.
“That’s so sad, but you wrote to him, right? You explained what happened?”
“I tried, but he never answered my letters. I need to see him again, make him understand.” She jutted out her chin. Nothing would stop her from finding Michael.
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