Careful What You Wish For by Emma Baird

“I’ve only got 100 words left to create excitement. Help!”

In the library, heads raised in annoyance as the writer expressed her dilemma. There were several shushes and a few tuts.

Character number two got out of his chair and walked to her desk. “You need excitement hen?” he raised a sardonic eyebrow.

“Yes!” she hissed. “Tonnes of it and now!”

Character number two leaned in closer, cupping her face in his hand.

“I can offer it by the bucket-load,” he whispered, his words sending jolts through her body.

A flash of gold. She noticed the wedding ring too late.

(Hen, by the way, is a colloquialism mainly used in certain parts of Scotland. It’s sort of the equivalent of ‘love’ or ‘darling’ and used to address a woman.)


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