New Year’s Decadence, continued

Since today is New Year’s Eve, I wanted to share another portion of Tyler and Carson’s story, New Year’s Decadence. Consider this a bonus and a belated Christmas present from Avery to you.

Please celebrate safely this evening! Happy 2015!

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New Year’s Decadence, Part II

Dinner was absolutely delicious. They both ordered the chef’s special, a mixture of seafood sautéed in a delicate white wine sauce served over a bed of linguine. Of course, a salad of organic greens, rustic French bread, and dessert were included. Oh, and not to mention the bottle of Acacia Pinot Noir Tyler picked for them. Somebody had to have done his wine research! It complimented their dinner quite well.

Carson nibbled at the last couple of bites of his Godiva chocolate and caramel-drizzled cheesecake. He didn’t want to be so full that he couldn’t take advantage of the dancing. Plus, truth be told, other things were niggling in the recesses of his brain.

“What are you thinking, babe?” Tyler asked, reaching for Carson’s hand across the table. “You got quiet all of a sudden.”

Carson shook his head. “I’m overwhelmed. This has been the perfect night, and it’s just started.” He fidgeted with his fork before continuing, “Plus, I don’t mean to be a downer, but this has got to be hugely expensive.” Continue reading “New Year’s Decadence, continued”

New Year’s Eve Wednesday Briefs

I hope that everyone had a great holiday! Now, we are on the verge of 2015. Where has time gone?!

Avery wanted this edition of Wednesday Briefs to be special. She’s decided to give you a glimpse into what’s happening with Carson and Tyler, her characters from Fall Break Fright. The prompt she picked for this week was to have her characters slow dance (this actually shows up in Part II of the flash since Carson and Tyler got carried away with the word count). In case you aren’t familiar, here is a link for Fall Break Fright.

Remember, Wednesday Briefs are flash fiction pieces so they are limited in word count. They also have to include a prompt.

Avery hopes you enjoy this flash!

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak
Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak

New Year’s Decadence

by

Avery Dawes

Carson rolled over, reaching for Tyler, only to find his side of the bed empty, the sheets cool. Groaning, Carson sat up enough so he could scan the room before checking the time. Maybe he’d slept later than he thought? He struggled to remember if Tyler had mentioned something about going out first thing this morning.

When he didn’t spy Tyler or hear him banging around the kitchen, he glanced at the clock; however, something blocked the normally bright blue numbers on the face. Carson fumbled, finally grabbing the object. After he adjusted the bed pillows, he examined what was a crisp, white envelope made from a heavy-weight paper. Puzzled, he turned it over in his hands, looking for clues. The engraved “C” on the front didn’t offer anything, other than it had to be expensive. Good thing he didn’t make a living as a detective; he’d have been fired a long time ago! Continue reading “New Year’s Eve Wednesday Briefs”