Sunday, May 27, 2012

SSS: Jeb's in a pickle

Hey Sixers! Hope you're having a fantastic Memorial Day weekend for those in the States, and for all others, a fantastic weekend. :)

Here's another peek at my Western historical, A Midwest Summer Night's Dream. In this scene, Jeb has agreed to hire on as Winona's guide to California - if she can find a suitable horse. Now he's wishing he hadn't.


Curses flew through Jeb’s head all day, but he cut them off before they reached his tongue. Stubborn woman, she’d cornered him like a fox in a hen house. Her chances were slim, but not impossible.


The mere thought of riding beside her, wind rifling through her hair…oh, what a pickle. He sure could use the cash, but the strain of avoiding her might do him in. He’d have to ride upwind so as not to catch her lilac scent, or the constant hard-on hitting the saddle might kill him.

Aw, that pic reminds me of the horse we used to own. I miss him. And that cowboy's pretty easy on the eyes, too! Too bad we didn't have guys like him hanging around our barn, ha!

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18 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

LOL Sounds like it's going to be an interesting ride. Great six! :)

Linda Morris said...

Ouuuuch, the last line is painful! Great six!

Gem Sivad said...

He's in a pickle all right. Great voice!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

I love he's in a 'pickle'. And the last line... really brings home his attraction to her. lol

Great six!!

Wildcats Wife said...

Adorable! These two sound deliciously fun!

Alix Cameron said...

Great six!

Jenna said...

Oh, I think this is going to be a ride neither one will forget in a hurry! That last line is priceless! Great six!

Kate said...

Good six. All I can think looking at that pic is that if the horse decides to bite, he could be disfigured for life. I'm in a morbid mood today.

sue said...

yep loved the pickle line and the last - no original thoughts today for me

Fairday Morrow said...

Sounds like there are lots of sparks there! Great six lines. The horse is so sweet- I love horses and think they are the most amazing animals. :)

~Jess

Paula Martin said...

Great six. Gotta love a man who's in a pickle!

Veronica Scott said...

Loved all the description in his thoughts, and the last line was unexpected but fun (well, to the Reader anyway). Great six!

Patricia Preston said...

Fun six! Love that he is going to ride upwind!

diannehartsock said...

More like he's caught between a rock and a hard place. :) Great six! I always enjoy your characters.

Donna Cummings said...

Poor Jeb! I love that he's having such a difficult time resisting her. :)

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Now what is she going to regard as a "suitable" horse? One that accepts being ridden sidesaddle?

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

I loved the last line - it's the hardon that's gonna kill him. Great six, Cate. :)

angelaquarles.com said...

Teehee, fun and sexy 6! He's got it baaaad!