Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday! Hard to believe that next week it'll be Christmas already, but there you have it--2012 is done, ladies and gents.
This excerpt is from Chapter 8 of Restoring Experience, one of my current WIPs. I promised you'd meet Dan, Alexia's boyfriend of seven years (yikes!) and... here he is.
“Come walk with me,” he said, shut the door behind him.
I tried not to fidget as I watched him come around to my side. It was so stupid, having to wait inside the car for him to get the door for me, but all the men I knew insisted, and the hurt on their faces whenever I did it myself generated enough guilt to make me desist.
I didn’t mind when he held a door open for me, or when he pulled out a chair for me at a restaurant--I liked it--but when it came to the car it made me fidget. I felt helpless, locked in. None of the other girls seemed to mind, and it never looked awkward with them--just with me.
Thank you so much for your visit, and triple thanks for your comments and feedback--they make my day, every time. Plus, I really want to know what impression you got of Dan so far.
Have a fantastic Sunday, y'all, and remember to visit the other Six Sundayers--one day you'll see a new bestseller at your local bookstore and say, "Hey! I read a piece of that online, when it was just a work-in-progress, at Six Sentence Sunday!"
P.S.--I'm celebrating this weekend because a short story of mine was published Friday at Fiction365. If you're in the mood for a creepy story about legends that won't stay *just* legends, take a hop over and read it here. I'd love to hear what you think about that one too!