I just wrapped up edits on One Red Cent, a short story that will be released this summer! It’s in the Miranda Vaughn Mysteries series, but is from the point of view of Sarah Girard, Miranda’s kick-ass best friend! I had such a great time writing this and am really excited to get to share it with you soon!
In the meantime, here’s a snippet from another of Sarah’s bad dates:
I smiled at Christian and hoped that I looked semi-interested in whatever he was talking about. I was pretty sure it was about his job at a mortgage brokerage firm, but I had tuned out the last time the door had opened and I’d seen Eddie waving a chef’s knife at an employee.
“…my new supervisor thought he’d be changing the policy after he got promoted, but well, that was just the way things were done from the gecko.”
My head snapped back to Christian. “Uh, I’m sorry. What did you say? The gecko?”
He nodded. “Yeah, it’s a saying. You know, like, from the gecko.”
I paused, unsure if he was serious. “I think you mean from the get go.”
He laughed. “That doesn’t make sense. Get go? What does that even mean?”
“No, ‘from the gecko’ doesn’t make sense,” I said. Was I really having this discussion?
“It means from a long time ago. You know, when the geckos ruled the earth.”
“Uh…” I had no idea what to do with this.
Christian nodded, his handsome face quite serious. “They’re, like, dinosaurs.”
One Red Cent will be released in July in the KILLER BEACH READS anthology, by Gemma Halliday Publishing. For updates on this collection, sign up for my newsletter: http://bit.ly/EllieNews