Why does the week after a long weekend feel so blasted long? It’s not fair.
Anyway, last week I introduced you to two of my new-ish characters, Eric and Nathan, of the ORCoast story. Nathan muddied the waters a bit when he called Eric darling, so (despite how I love muddying the waters in general) this week’s snippet should clear things up.
The guys have just hired a handyman to help them fix up the camp, and he’s tall, dark, and handsome—of course! More on the handyman later (promise). For now, here’s the important bit. Handyman just went into the kitchen, and—
Nathan glided out shortly thereafter, like it was scripted; he leaned close and whispered in Eric’s ear. “Oh, em, gee, he can handyman me anytime.”
“Handyman isn’t a verb, Nathan.”
“It is in his case.” Nathan made a growling noise and winked. “But you saw him first, so hands-off.”
“I didn’t say—”
“You never say, so I’m saying it for you.”
Thanks for reading!
One more thing, then I’ll let you get on to more snippets!
If you’re reading this on 12/06 or 12/07, there’s still time to grab my short story “Comfort” at ARe while it’s free. It’s a second edition, originally published in December of 2012. You can check it out here.
Okay, that’s all for me–see you in the comments!
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“he can handyman me anytime” — great line! I’m really curious to see where this goes.
(P.S. I downloaded and read your short story and really enjoyed it. I hope there’s more about those characters — Sam’s family is great.)
Thanks, P.T.! 🙂
And thanks for reading “Comfort” I’m glad you liked it! I have two NaNo novels about those guys that someday I hope to combine into one long-ish story. I love the Whites–Sam’s mom was the protag in my first-ever published story. 😀
I think handyman should be a verb as well. 😉 Great scene between these two. 🙂
loved the dialogue, so fresh, and handyman as a verb totally works for me 😉
I like the chemistry! lol. Nicely done, Charley. 🙂
“Oh, em, gee, he can handyman me anytime.” – Loved that line. Something I would say. Great snippet.
Oooh! So Nathan and Eric are platonic (as much as Nathan CAN be platonic, I suspect 😉 ) or possibly have a relationship open to possibilities?
Can’t wait to find out, Charley. You can hook me with a single sentence! 😀
handyman… awesome. Cracked me up! Can’t wait to read more!
Sounds like Nathan is giving Eric permission to find someone who will love him back. Great snippet, Charley. 🙂
Seems like I have the same sentiments. I don’t even know what the handyman looks like and I want him to handyman me also.
what a great little dialogue … and “he can handyman me anytime” is just a ripper. Well done! Love it.
Great snippet, Charley–love their dialogue (handyman isn’t a verb–LOL).