Mid Week Tease! The cart wrangler … #MWTease

Welcome Back to Mid Week Tease!


Where has October gone???? When you find out, let me know. Until then, I’d like to welcome you all back to our weekly tease and thank the one and only Sandra Bunino for bringing us together yet again. Today I’m sharing a bit from a work in progress called In a Man’s Hands. I started this a few years ago and hope to get back to it very soon. Please enjoy this unedited snippet…

Early summer, Northern Virginia

“This. Is. A. Horrible. Idea.”

Kate underlined each word three sharp times.  Slick black ink smeared along the side of her hand as she drug it across her journal page.  “Kelley’s gonna suffocate out there, right in front of everyone. Great, Mom.  Could you have dug your heels in on any worse an idea than this ridiculous party?  No.  Remind me to thank Abuelita for passing down the foolish pride in our DNA.  Damn. Navarro. Attributes.”

The useless rant forced her to draw in a huge breath of air which gusted past the fruit-shaped smiley face air freshener dangling from her rear view mirror on the way back out.  Its fragrance of sweet coconut and pineapples, smells from her former life in California, had long since dried up.  So had the feeling in her legs.  She stretched one as far as she could inside good old Roxanne and wiggled her toes back to life.

Feeling this way sucked, but it was the truth.  She loved her mother and her grandmother, and everyone else in her family, but once the Navarro women were determined about something, there was no point in having your own opinion.  But, there was no way she’d ever tell her mom to her face.  So there she sat, parked in near total darkness, her sentences veering from the lines of the page.      

            The squeal of silver clinking against silver and old, shoddy wheels in need of oil snapped her out of the homesick, anti-birthday party thoughts she had allowed herself to wallow in.  Kate barely noticed when the young man who gathered shopping carts for Huge Save materialized in the space beside her.  With all the buckles and zippers, his pants screamed he liked shiny metal.  She liked him—the cart wrangler.


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Always love,

Carlene Love♥

22 thoughts on “Mid Week Tease! The cart wrangler … #MWTease

    • Hi Liz! You always manage to brighten my day. 🙂 I actually have about 80,000 of this one penned so it’s just a matter of going in and making it sparkly before submission. So fingers crossed, it won’t be too long. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day, my friend.

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