Saturday, April 5, 2014

Eye of the Beholder and blog hops

 April 5, 2014

2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge
A Rural Life
Day 5

E is for Eye of the Beholder

Today’s blog, being it publishes on a Saturday, was originally intended to do double duty. Not only is this the first Saturday in the 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge, it would have been a My Sexy Saturday Saturday. I have a book with an E title which works perfectly except My Sexy Saturday is taking a short hiatus. 

In the spirit of the My Sexy Saturday blog hop, here are seven paragraphs from Eye of the Beholder. Our hero, Ben, met the new guy at the local coffee shop just yesterday. This morning, he goes back for more conversation and to see if Andy will go out with him. Andy knows how to flirt, as Ben discovers, and the good news is Andy already likes him a lot. Enjoy!
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I nibbled at my muffin for a few minutes. Andy was sorta cute. I could invite him to a movie this afternoon and see what he said. It was one sure way to find out which team he batted for. “When do you get off, Andy?”

A smile teased his lips as he cocked his head to the left and raised his eyebrow. “Usually about midnight every night, one way or the other.”

I bet I looked stupid with my mouth hanging open. A wide grin split his face then he laughed, a low, happy sound that said he was pleased to have rendered me speechless. Andy sobered - at least a little.

“Ben, are you attempting to ask me out?”

I gripped my coffee cup for dear life as I gathered my wits. “I’m not sure now. I think you might need to go home and get some sleep.”

He leaned forward and brushed his knuckles across mine. “I don’t like to sleep alone, Ben.”

The smooth, silky way he said my name made me shiver, but I’m sure he intended that I would. Heart thudding unevenly in my chest, I met his gaze.

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Thanks for stopping by Between the Keys today as part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Have a great weekend! The challenge takes a break every Sunday, so see you Monday with a blog for F (unless I decide to blog tomorrow about Moon Dances).

For more about Eye of the Beholder, please visit my website at 

KC Kendricks


Lisa Southard said...

Firstly, it's a shame some people have neither intelligence nor manners. Hope the trolls didn't upset you beyond that sinking feeling you get when you consider that you share genetic code.
Secondly, your writing is bright and lively and I can feel the buzz of attraction. You surely are an expert flirt :-)
Visiting from the A-Z, very pleased to have stopped by!
Lisa at Wishbone Soup Cures Everything

KC Kendricks said...

Lisa, thanks for stopping by the blog so early in the morning! And thank you so much for your kind words about my writing. That's better than the first sip of coffee in the morning :)

As for the other, it's a shame there are persons who simply can't live and let live. I've read some real nastiness in the comment section of blogs. I just don't see how being nasty helps the world be a better place.

L.G. Keltner said...

You are a great writer! This scene is fun, flirty, and makes me want to read more! I'm your newest follower.

KC Kendricks said...

Welcome aboard, LG, and thank you so much!

Brenda Williamson said...

Terrific excerpt, KC. Hope to read more.


KC Kendricks said...

Thanks, Brenda!

KeepingItSimple said...

Thx for dropping by at 'Keeping it simple'.

Quite interesting write up and archives. It definitely takes bravado to write in different perspectives.

Keep up the good work and best wishes.


Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Oh I'm liking these two already. Thanks for sharing!

Happy A to Z-ing!
herding cats & burning soup.