Today is the fourth occurance of the weekly 'Tis More Blessed Christmas give-away. I'll be giving an eCopy of my short story collection, A Series of Ordinary Adventures, to one randomly selected commenter every week, and posting excerpts from the seasonal story 'Charmed by Prince Charming'. So, here's the fourth excerpt:
At the second-hand car dealers, Ash slowed to look at a couple of the bargain basement offers: cars that would probably be worth more for parts—and would be stripped for parts, if someone didn't take pity on them soon.
"How about that one?" He pointed at an orange hatchback, its colour made all the more unpalatable by the sodium glow from the light above it. "I quite fancy having transport again. Going for picnics at the old Roman fort, parking somewhere away from the bus routes and going on long walks. Popping up to London for a spot of clubbing."
Suddenly the car looked a lot more appealing. Except...
"With me, or with Jen?"
"It'd depend what we were doing, wouldn't it? Besides, there's room in there for all three of us if it was going to be a trip rather than a date." Ash placed his hands on Colin's shoulders, and looked him straight in the eyes. "I'm not abandoning Jen for you, and I'm not going to abandon you for Jen. I want to spend time with both of you. Get it?
To be entered in the draw, just tell me where you'll be spending New Year. Make sure you include your contact details. Winner to be drawn on Tuesday.
Full list of today's participating authors is here, and a list of all authors due to participate during the month can be found here.
All about A SERIES OF ORDINARY ADVENTURES:
A wander down a country pathway, a cruise vacation in the Mediterranean, a school reunion, a sandwich eaten in the park – in the stories of Stevie Carroll, the mundane becomes tantalizingly magical. A footballer’s mistress gets more than just an apartment when her lover tries to keep her in style; a rock-and-roll bass player finds out that second chances aren’t all they’re cracked up to be; something sinister lurks beneath the trappings of a travelling carnival.
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