Since I just completed NaNoWriMo with a 51,500 word manuscript, I selected this week's paragraph from this newest project. This paragraph comes right after William asks Aubrey to be with him and she asks "why me?"
“Oh, Aubrey, my sweet girl,” I feel his smile, unwilling to look up and see for myself the look he holds. “I have watched your gentle spirit for months now. I’ve noticed the books you keep stacked behind the counter – most likely to read on your breaks – and I have listened to you speak to the people who come by. They may be ordering coffee but you give them each a piece of you. Your words, your kindness, your heart and your intelligence have all captured my attention.” His pause is longer this time. I think he is done speaking when he draws my hand to his lips and kisses my wrist. “And I believe you will fit into my world perfectly.”
For larger excerpts, click on the HOLD MY HAND tab above.
For a complete listing of this week's Hump Day Hook participants, CLICK HERE.
All readers, especially other HDH participants, are encouraged to comment, offer feedback and tweet the Hump Day Hook posts using the hashtag #HDH.