Sunday, May 13, 2012

SSS: Jeb meets Winona

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there! Hope your kids bring you breakfast in bed and make your day memorable. You deserve it!

Here's another scene from A Midwest Summer Night's Dream, in which Jeb first meets Winona, who's just arrived on the stage coach. He's just finished complaining about the weight of her trunk when he gets a look at her:

Jeb rose along the bell shape of her skirt to where it curved in to her waist, jutted out to her ample bosom sadly confined behind the green fabric, along the graceful arch of her neck to her pinched rosebud mouth, flared nostrils, and dark eyes that sparkled like the clear night skies above a mountaintop. Within the bonnet, chestnut hair framed her heart-shaped face. Her stark stare and peach-blush complexion arrested him—she was no spinster. No chance of that, with her looks.

Still shielding the envelope against herself, she drew to her full height, nearly eye level with him. “The weight of civilization is well worthwhile, Mister…”

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16 comments:

cassandradean.com said...

Wonderful description! Great six :D

Jessica Subject said...

I agree. You description is fabulous! :)

Kate said...

I can tell these two are going to be fun to read! Well done!

Paula Martin said...

Great description of her!

patonlorraine said...

I love your six! His assessment of her is wonderful. And the weight of civilization? Does she have her trunks filled with books? I know my family always complains when we have to move my books. LOL

Tonya Burrows said...

I love her response. She's a spunky one. I can just imagine the sparks that will fly between these two!

Christine Warner said...

Loved the anticipation as his gaze rose...you did a beautiful job Cate!

Gem Sivad said...

Great description as his gaze travels up her torso to discover she's pretty, probably taken, and evidently carrying "civilization" in her trunk.

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

I absolutely *love* how you've brought our gaze up her figure. You've shown just how sexy all those corseted and confining clothes could be. Wonderful, Cate!

sue said...

Peach blush - nice - she's one to be reckoned with me thinks - hope he is up (no pun intended) to the task

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

I bet the weight of that trunk wasn't so bad after all. lol

Great 6!

Sue Ann Bowling said...

I liked the way you followed his gaze.

diannehartsock said...

Wonderful description of her! I could see the bits that caught his attention! Then she puts him in his place... Love it!

Laura Kaye said...

Great description!

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

I loved the last line - the weight of civilization. Ha! Put him in his place, honey. :)

Pippa Jay said...

Great descriptions. :)