Isn’t it great to finally finish a project that’s been on your to-do list for ages? It is the best feeling.
A while back, I wrote a random story scene that had been distracting me from what I was supposed to be writing-probably a Distinguished Rogues novel. I do that a lot even now, and usually swing back and finish the story when I have more time.
But with this random scene, I didn’t expect it to take me 10 years to flesh it out enough to turn it into a proper short story. This scene was only 1000 words once. Now it’s just over 8,000 and finally done.
Short stories are fun to write, and great for when you need a quick and cheeky romance to make you smile. They also should be cheap to buy, too.
My upcoming short story release is called A Ramshackle Start. Funny name, but hey, I chose it years ago and I’ve grown too fond of it to change it now. You’ll find A Ramshackle Start is available to pre-order now at all retailers for 99c/99p and you can read it on December 1.
Here’s a sneak peek at A Ramshackle Start…
Tessa groaned softly. “I cannot reach the very last button on this gown. I should have asked a maid to come up and help me change, after all.”
Robin smiled. “If it’s just the one, I can do it for you.”
She looked surprised by his offer. “Are you sure you wouldn’t mind?”
“Not at all. I’m more than capable of buttoning you up in a pretty dress.” And would become adept at getting her out of them, once today was over, if he had his way.
“There really is just the one button.” She smiled hesitantly. “Thank you, Robin.”
“No thanks are ever needed between us,” he promised and gestured for her to turn around. The door widened as she turned slowly, still pointing awkwardly at the row of buttons on her back.
Robin almost laughed aloud at the mess she’d made of doing herself up. She must really have been rushing to change. He cleared his throat. “There’s a bit more of a problem here than you realize.”
She tried to peer over her shoulder. “There is?”
To fix Tessa’s gown, he’d have to unbutton her first and then start over. The thought of undressing her made him suddenly very hot.
Poor Robin. If only there wasn’t a wedding and guests waiting for them to make an appearance downstairs..
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Hope you enjoy the story.