Welcome back to the Weekend Writing Warriors again. I’m so enjoying seeing my old friends and finding new authors. Hope you all have a great Sunday!
Once again I’m continuing from my newest WIP, Speed Date. This snippet immediately follows yesterday’s Sweet Saturday Sample (view here). Roberta is at a speed dating event, her first time, and in this 8, she’s up to date #8.
Five dates later I had the formula down pat: your name, my name, where you’re from, what you do for a living, do you party, what kind of car do you drive or what’s you hobby? One guy asked if I believed in a Supreme Being and I had to restrain myself from answering, “Only Diana Ross.”
Dater Number Eight sat down, another blonde—my least favorite hair color—although it wasn’t that white blonde that I despised. His was more of a burnished metal, the color of old, well-worn gold coins. Red-gold is my absolute favorite hair color for a man—the coloring of the young Henry VIII. In his early years he was gorgeous, as attested in Joos van Cleve’s portrait: the auburn beard defining his determined jaw, the saucy look of mischief in his hazel eyes made me shiver every time I saw it.
This guy, Number Eight, was no Henry VIII.
Hope you’re enjoying Roberta’s foray into speed dating more than she is. 🙂
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