Mid Week Tease – Roxanne and Jonathon – Her Power

Click to see all the Mid Week Teases here at SJsWelcome to hump day my friends. Thank you to the amazing Sandra Bunino for bringing us together.

Today, I’m sharing a snippet from my Roxanne & Jonathon Love Story. I’ve been building it one flash at a time.

I picked today because it’s the first anniversary of my father-in-law’s death. I miss that proud Navy man and wish we had at least one more day to enjoy his company and his wisdom.

It’s been a tough year for all of us, but it’s been hardest of course on my mother-in-law. She lost her best friend and husband of fifty years. Her sorrow is deep and you can feel it hanging over her. I worry about her all the time.

At this point in the story, Roxanne and Jonathon have been separated by the villains, also known here as the Fates. Unlike my MIL, I have full control over Roxanne’s happy ending and I’m determined to reunite her with Jonathon. Until then, today’s flash is entitled “Her Power” Enjoy.

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It had been a year. Roxanne had felt this day coming. It was like a black hole pulling her towards the one thing she wished she had the power to change.

She’d spent the year trying to find a way to move on with her life. The Fates had won when they’d taken her Jonathon. They kept winning each day they kept them apart. The sharp pain in her heart nagged at her to move on, but she continued to pray she would find him again, that this horrible monotony would be broken.

111014She walked through the woods surrounding the cabin they’d shared during their last days together. It was her first trip back here. She’d thought it would hurt more, but in this place her memories seemed more alive.

In that moment, she knew she couldn’t move on. She wouldn’t. Not until they could do it together.

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Mid Week Tease – Time to Choose

Click to see all the Mid Week Teases here at SJsWelcome to hump day my friends. Thank you to the beautiful Sandra Bunino for bringing us together.

This week, I’m going back to my story in the upcoming Evernight Publishing Anthology releasing June 20th.

I’ve teased three times already from this story. Once from Colin’s private dungeon found through a secret passage in his office. Another when Mary arrives for her interview and appears to be not what he expected and finally from when Mary tries to change his mind.

Colin is interviewing Mary because his assistant is due to give birth very soon. Her name is Jen. Today’s tease includes the very next lines in their conversation. This is still in Colin’s point of view.

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“You want to work for me?”

“Why wouldn’t I?”

“I can be inflexible and stubborn.” He could be a damn fool for lusting over the first applicant that walked through the door.

“I’ve also heard you called controlling, fiercely loyal, successful, and even extravagant.”

“True.” She’d done her homework.

A scream wrenched through the air, coming from his lobby.

“Jen.” He got up from his desk and ran.

He found her standing at her copier over a puddle of water.

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I think her water broke, lol. I hope Colin has changed his mind about Mary because his assistant is going on leave right now. Problem is, these two are destined to misjudge and unravel each forward movement. I know how it all works out and I have to say it’s quite delicious. 🙂

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SJ’s Blurb:

Mary is determined not to be distracted by the devilishly handsome Colin whose business deal is halting a much needed park. Armed with a plan, she tries to ignore her growing attraction.

After reading her resume, Colin believes Mary isn’t right for him or his office. However, he’s about to risk his biggest business deal yet when Mary knocks him off his game. The pair gives in to their growing desires, but Mary’s plan might unravel everything they’ve been building.

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Mid Week Tease – Love Me Now

MidWeekTeaseWelcome to hump day my friends. Thank you to the beautiful Sandra Bunino for bringing us together.

This week, I’m sharing more from my flash fiction series, the love story of Roxanne and Jonathon.

Last Week: I shared the first sign that everything is not as it seems. Today’s tease occurs a few weeks later. They’re officially on the run from the fates. Let’s see what Roxanne thinks of all this running.

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 Love Me Now

They’d been running for weeks, never staying more than a night in one place. The stress of the schedule had worn her out. Jonathon was once again packing their bags. Tonight, they’d start traveling east. 

Roxanne looked out the hotel window. The streets were filled with folks enjoying the sunny spring day. A group had gathered around the fountain. They seemed not to have a care in the world. 

“Can’t we stay for one more night? We only got to Scotland yesterday.” She ran her finger along the dew on the window. 

“It’s too much of a risk. They’ll find us if we linger.” 

“Jonathon.” She waited a heartbeat, letting him finish folding one more shirt. Waiting for his attention burned a hole straight through her heart. She wanted to rip the shirt in two. “Jonathon,” she cried out. 

He carefully set the shirt in the bag and sat on the edge of the bed. “I’m sorry, honey. I don’t know what else to do. I won’t lose you.” 

“If all we do is run, then they’ve already won.” She knelt at his feet and took hold of his hands. “I love you. I want to live my life with you. I want us to live.” 

“You’re right.” He stood, took hold of her nape, and pulled her to him. 

“Oh.” She pressed her body against him as heat rushed over her. 

“Even if we only have one more day together, I want to fill it by looking into your eyes, kissing your sweet lips.” He claimed her mouth, tangled his tongue with hers, and then kissed a trail to her ear. “And feeling your sweet heat gripping me.” 

“Oh, Jonathon.” She clung to him. 

“Thank you for reminding me our love is now.” 

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Mid Week Tease – Safety First

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MidWeekTeaseWelcome to hump day my friends. Thank you to the fabulous Sandra Bunino for bringing us together.

This week, I’m sharing more from my flash fiction series, the love story of Roxanne and Jonathon.

Last Week: I shared a happy in love moment. Today’s tease occurs a few weeks later. It’s the first sign that everything is not as it seems.

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Safety First

“Jonathon, look. He has little pictures back here.” Roxanne dragged her gaze over each little beauty. Strong arms wrapped around her and Jonathon snuggled close. His public displays of affection were just one of the many reasons she loved about him.

Love.

She swayed as warmth spread through her limbs. In such a short time, Jonathon had become a life necessity. She could no longer imagine life without him.

“Is it odd that the photographer has captured so many of the places we’ve been?”

Jonathon stilled.

“What is it, honey?”

“It is strange and I’m not sure what to make of it.” He looked towards the back of the shop. The door opened to a little room, but no door, just a barred window.

“You’re starting to scare me. What’s going on?” She pulled at his arms and finally grabbed hold of his chin. “Jonathon?”

“I think we should leave as quietly as we came in. No eye contact with the clerk, okay?”

“Fine, but then you need to tell me what’s going on.”

He leaned in and gave her a sweet chasted kiss. “Fine, but I want you safe first.”

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Mid Week Tease – Lucky in Love

MidWeekTeaseWelcome to hump day my friends. Thank you to the amazing Sandra Bunino for bringing us together.

This week, I’m sharing more from my flash fiction series, the love story of Roxanne and Jonathon.

Last Week: I shared their cold cute meet. Today’s tease occurs a few weeks later. It might be the calm before the storm.

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Lucky in Love

It had only been two weeks since Roxanne met Jonathon, but she was smitten. She turned to find him drawing in the snow. A couple of kids ran by him and trashed his work of art. The chuckle that bellowed out of him settled inside her heart like the comfort of warm apple pie. She loved that he was able to appreciate everyone’s joy and not just his own.

When he looked up, he seemed to be searching the park. She waved her arm over her head. Relief appeared to wash over him when he found her.

“How did I get so lucky?” She blew him a kiss and walked towards him.

One of his eyebrows raised and his smile turned devilish. Then she noticed the ball of snow forming in his hands.

“Oh no. Jonathon, not again.” She took off across the park. He was lucky she already loved him.

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Flash Fiction #59 Loves Late Arrival

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May 9, 2014

Cora looked around her crowded ballroom filled with her closet friends. Everyone had come, except the one man she wanted.

“Michael’s not coming. I thought you knew.”

“I know now.” Cora flicked her finger nails against the beads on her dress. “Excuse me; I need to check with the chief.”

She escaped the overcrowded room and sucked in a breath as her stomach tied itself in knots. Why now? After all the years of friendship and teasing, why now could she feel all that he meant to her?

She leaned into her beloved statue and prayed it wasn’t too late.

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Hope you enjoyed my flash today!! Don’t forget to follow the link to get to the other FFF posts. Flasher Fiction Friday. Or click away on the links below.

AuroraRose Andromeda: http://rollingmuseintheroses.blogspot.com/
J S Morbius: http://morbiussworld.blogspot.co.uk/
Raven Mcallan http://ravenmcallan.blogspot.com
Doris O’Connor: http://thetardisscribbles.blogspot.co.uk/
Michaela Rhua: http://michaelarhuaauthor.blogspot.co.uk/

Mid Week Tease – The Day He Met Her

MidWeekTeaseWelcome to hump day my friends. Thank you to the fabulous Sandra Bunino for giving me something to look forward to.

This week, I’m sharing something different. Since last August, I’ve been writing a series of flash fiction pieces about the love story of Roxanne and Jonathon.

I haven’t been writing them in order and I have a lot more of their story to share. Their tale is set in motion by a group called the fates and Roxanne and Jonathon are simply pawns in their game. Today’s tease reveals a little about Jonathon’s situation when he travels through time and falls at Roxanne’s feet.

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A Cold Cute Meet

Jonathon wandered the streets. Up and down, he weaved a senseless pattern. He stopped at the top of the hill, turned around, and watched the movement below until it disappeared into the fog.

This time and place was just as monotonous as the last. There was nothing here to capture his interest, no sign of what he was truly looking for. The cars may look faster and the architecture was definitely getting more interesting, but it didn’t deter him.

The fates claimed he’d find her soon. They were determined to prove love wasn’t real, that it couldn’t last. His kind were just a piece in their little game.

Since that day they’d given him a glimpse of her, he couldn’t get her out of his thoughts. He wondered first what her voice would sound like and then he began to think about how soft her hair would be. Then, he worried she wouldn’t like him. Of course, if he believed the fates, it wouldn’t matter because he wouldn’t love her anyway.

A piercing light split through his mind. Moments later, a chill traveled through him and snow kissed his cheeks. He turned in a circle, caring nothing for when and where, only hoping he’d find her in this place, but there was nothing.  He continued to look, there had to be something in this freezing city.

Movement caught his attention and he turned back around. He lost his footing and slipped on the cold pavement, landing right on his ass.

“Are you okay?”

He looked up into the beautiful blue eyes that had been enchanting his dreams.

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Flash Fiction #58 A Drink or a Proposition

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March 21, 2014

Jasmine entered the club, certain her date had left long ago. Another Friday night wasted. She lifted her hip onto one of the high stools at the bar.

“Pomegranate Martini, compliments of the man at the other end.”

She leaned forward and found the last man she expected to see. With a flip of her golden hair, she removed him from her line of sight. Her colleague may be arrogant, but the drink she’d take.

“I knew you would not listen.” He took the seat next to her. “You can’t date while you’re on the job, unless it’s with me.”

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Hope you enjoyed my flash today!! What do you think Jasmine’s next move should be? A push, a kiss, or another sip of her drink? If you’d like to read a little more from this story. I’ve posted this 100 and an extra 115 words over at Siobhan Muir’s 3/20/14 #ThursThreads post. My entry is about 1/2 way down in the comments. There are several fabulous flashes to read there too -> http://siobhanmuir.blogspot.com/2014/03/thursthreads-challenge-that-ties-tales_20.html

Don’t forget to follow the link to get to the other FFF posts. Flasher Fiction Friday. Or click away on the links below.

Doris O’Connor: http://thetardisscribbles.blogspot.co.uk/
Faberge Nostromo: http://fabergenostromo.blogspot.co.uk
Brantwijn Serrah: http://brantwijn.blogspot.com
Theresa Stuart: http://oneuniquewomanswords.blogspot.com
Michaela Rhua: http://michaelarhuaauthor.blogspot.co.uk
Decadent Kane: http://http://decadentkane.blogspot.com/

Flash Fiction #57 His Stubborn Witch

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February 21, 2014

Kyra stood silent while each member of her coven said goodbye to the fleet. The farewells were common place now, but this was the first time Charles would leave her behind.

Crew members loaded supplies and children ran circles around their parents, but Kyra could hear nothing but her unspoken plea.

Forgive me. Love me.

She’d never once told him she cared. She didn’t know how much until now.

Charles stepped onto the loading dock and waved to the crowd.

“Wait!” She ran. He took a step off the platform and she fell at his feet.

“Finally, my stubborn witch.”

Hope you enjoyed my flash today!! Don’t forget to follow the link to get to the other FFF posts. Flasher Fiction Friday. Or click away on the links below.

J S Morbius: http://morbiussworld.blogspot.co.uk/
Muffy Wilson: http://muffywilson.blogspot.com
Theresa Stuart : http://www.oneuniquewomanswords.blogspot.com
Naomi Shaw: http://www.authornaomishaw.com
Rose Anderson: http://calliopeswritingtablet.blogspot.com/
Decadent Kane (Summer) : http://www.decadentkane.blogspot.com
Fierce Dolan: http://www.fiercedolan.com/blog
AuroraRose Andromeda: http://rollingmuseintheroses.blogspot.com/
Doris O’Connor: http://thetardisscribbles.blogspot.co.uk/

New Daily Picspiration Flash and FIVE Stars for TAKING CHANCES

takingchances1mI came across a review today for my debut, TAKING CHANCES from BDSM Book Reviews. They gave my story  5 out of 5 paddles for story and 5 out 5 for kink. *Queue SJ’s happy dance*

The reviewer wrote, “S.J. Maylee’s story is one of beauty and well researched” and “The journey that is embarked upon is gently done instead of pushed. Though a short story, this is well developed and the BDSM scenes are well written. It is not often that a short story can convey the beauty that a Dominant and submissive relationship can have.”

The reviewer had several other great things to say, the link for the full review is at the top. I’m so glad that folks are loving TAKING CHANCES. 😀

Today, I have a brand new flash. It can be seen here and over at Daily Picspiration where everyday there are new flashes by one of over a dozen different writers.

This pic here was one that I was given to inspire my words.

Enjoy.

Finding Love

“I’m not going to fall asleep again.” Jane forced her eyelids to open. “Just keep talking.”

“Right.” Robert shook his head and kept his gaze on the road in front of them. “Your eyes haven’t been open for more than five minutes this whole trip.”

“I know. I’m so sorry. I’m just so nervous about tomorrow.” She rolled her shoulders. “I was up half the night trying to figure out what to say to her.”

“I’m sure the words will come when you see her.” He reached out and rubbed her knee. “Why don’t you just lay back and rest. “Tomorrow’s a big day.”

“Thanks, but I’d rather wear myself out so I have a chance at sleeping tonight.” She pulled down the visor to see the tiny mirror and poked at the dark circles under her eyes.

“Why don’t we stop and stretch our legs.” Robert pulled the car to the side of the road. “I think it will be quite a while before we reach the next town.

Jane stepped out of the car and looked out over the open field. New patches of green were coming back in spots all over, but the harshness of winter could still be seen in the broken branches along the tree line.

Jane made her way through the field. It seemed empty of life and the desolation seeped into her skin like the cold hollowness her mother left behind when she disappeared two years ago. Jane picked up her pace as she lost her self in memories of long ago.

“Jane!”

She stopped, turned around and Robert stopped in front of her.

“Where are you going?”

“I don’t know. I don’t know where I should be.”

“Honey, your long search is finally over.” He reached out and caressed her face. “It only makes sense that you’re feeling this anxiety.” He picked up her hands. “You know what you need now?”

“What?”

“A piggy back ride.” He turned around and helped her up on his back and he started to run in circles.

The wind almost blew off her hat and an easy giggle reached her ears. It took her a second to recognize the foreign sound as her own laughter.

“Robert, I love you.”

He sat her feet on the ground and turned around. “I love you too.”