It’s day 23 of the #RockTheTurvy writing challenge over on Instagram! Yesterday we popped in on the crew during a post-party cleanup. Today characters are off to the zoo. Who does Rabbit see?
To the tune of: You Really Got Me, by The Kinks.
“It’s more of a rescue sanctuary, so I’m okay with it,” Rabbit explained as they passed through the gate. “Otherwise, I’m not about the zoo.”
The others agreed.
“Templeton’s still missing?” Lucie asked Rabbit. She looked… disappointed.
“I think he hit his maximum level of tolerance after the house party at Emily’s,” he replied.
“He liked playing cards,” Emily argued.
“But he hates losing,” Rabbit said.
“Clara Jenkins.” Emily and Tara spoke in unison.
“She picked up on his tell,” Tara added.
“Which is?” Lucie asked.
“She wouldn’t say.”
The four friends strolled the grounds, enjoying the sunshine and a rare peek into the addax preserve.
Rabbit stopped abruptly, cocking his head to the side. “Wait a minute. Isn’t that…?” He squinted. “It is!”
“Who?” Tara lowered her shades and studied the woman leaning casually against a railing at the next exhibit.
“Jennifer Brasington-Crowley. She wrote that great Raven Xerces series: BirdSong, Raven Song, and Hell’s Bells.” Rabbit ran his palms down the front of his concert tee, brushing away imaginary wrinkles. His eyes glittered and grew darker. His nose twitched.
Emily nudged him. “Go say hi. Tell her you liked her books.”
“I can’t,” he blushed.
“Good grief.” Tara grabbed his arm and dragged him toward the author.
“I like her outfit,” Lucie noted. “What’s her shirt say? Oh! That’s bold.” She laughed.
Lucie and Emily watched as Tara introduced the woman to Rabbit –and then beat feet back to the others.
“He’s so cute. Nearly passed out when she touched his arm,” Tara reported. “I saw quivering.”
Emily raised her eyebrows. “So where to after this?”
Lucie pulled the itinerary from her purse. “It says: next stop, the library, Congress of Empire Witches. Now how is Brown going to pull this off?”
“Excuse me, ladies,” Big Rabbit interrupted from behind a vendor cart full of animal plush toys. “When you’re ready to go, I’ll be driving you.”
Tune in tomorrow as characters play a game in the Congress of Empire Witches. Who else is stalking the stacks? (Oooo… find out here!)
🎶 Listen to You Really Got Me by The Kinks on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/fTTsY-oz6Go
Readers – Not on Instagram?
That’s okay! I’ll be sharing my Instagram posts daily here on my blogsite AND daily on Facebook at Writer Tracy Brown so you can read them there, too. Make sure you check for a new story every day in February!
What’s This Mean for Door to Door Characters? I’ll be dropping Emily Swift and crew into a story, a scene, a situation, etc. matching the “prompt of the day” from the challenge. Writing prompts include: finding a dead body, having a house party, celebrating New Year’s Eve, bungee jumping, breaking down on a deserted road, getting a first kiss – and much more!
What makes the #RockTheTurvy extra special is that I’ll also be picking a song to go with the scene.
If you ARE on Instagram, make sure you’re following me at https://www.instagram.com/WriterTracyBrown/ to see the posts there! But again, as long as you check out my blog list or my Writer Tracy Brown page every day, you can read all the short stories without Instagram. 🙂