Saturday, February 1, 2014

Seductive Studs & Sirens

It's Saturday and I'm participating in the Seductive Studs & Sirens mini hop! 

The idea is to post just 150 words to capture the imagination. Today, I'm offering another small sampling from my award-winning Victorian polyamorous romance written with an unusual touch of reader-interactive art history: Loving Leonardo (book 1 in the series)

Setting the stage:
Consumed with guilt over his sensual encounter with fellow traveler "the Dutchman", Nicolas has a bit too much to drink. Somewhere in the fog in his head, he realizes his new wife isn't the least put off. In fact, she's curious. Here, Ellie helps him with a bit of "hair of the dog" the following morning.

The morning after in 150 words:
Laughing lightly, she handed me a dry biscuit. She tsk-tsked, “You poor thing. Here nibble this… slowly.”

She poured me a cup of coffee, adding cream and sugar, presumably to her taste. “Coffee helps the morning-after head far better than tea. This helps even more, believe me.” To my surprise, she splashed a tot of brandy in the cup. After my early-morning episode with the commode, I admit the sight of the decanter made my stomach lurch. I found myself wondering how she knew the hair of the dog remedy for a drunkard’s hangover. I asked her.

Laughing, she confided she’d “learned the hard way,” explaining vaguely that progressive Americans much enjoy their leisure, though they occasionally must pay the piper like everyone else. She also asked I please not mention that to my new father-in-law. I gave a head-splitting laugh and promptly quelled it in an act of self-preservation.

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  1. Yes we americans are a bit progressive. Hair of the dog indeed. :)

  2. After experiencing this once, I can definitely sympathize with him. Poor guy.

  3. I happen to think that coffee is the elixir of the gods...LOL