Happy Wednesday! And it being Wednesday means that it’s time for another Hump Day Hook!
Click on that link for a list of contributing authors. Not all of them are writing erotica – I’m not – and not all the snippets are hooks – mine aren’t usually – but they are worth looking at and great fun.
My bit is once again from years ago when I was in a dead boring job and desperately needed smething to occupy the squirrely bit of my brain. What better than writing pastiche of one of my favourite authors – Georgette Heyer – while cocking a snook at Barbara Cartland in the process? I had fun for about 40 thousand words, then my hard drive fried and I was left with 3ok printed out on continuous sheets on an old dot matrix printer – yes I’ve been using computers THAT long.
Anyhow – last week Sir Anthony and Chum decided to carry on playing cards together.
“I’ll cut with you,” Aubrey offered. “Your grey hack against my chestnut.”
“Oh no,” Cholmondeley shook his head, “not that ewe-necked nag, Put up something worth having for pity’s sake.”
Aubrey laughed, Chum’s affection for his grey was well known. He scribbled a few words onto a piece of paper and passed it to his friend.
“There’s my stake,” he declared, “take it or leave it.”
Cholmondeley shouted with laughter.
“I’ll take it by all means. You go first …Oh, very good Aubrey…But not quite good enough. I’ll keep this,” he waved the piece of paper, “next to my heart.”
“Just see that you do, “ Aubrey warned. “I’m ready for some supper. Coming?”
“Later. I’m off the join Charles and Freddy at the dice.” Chum rose to his feet and placed a cigarillo between his teeth. “If I can beat you tonight, I should be able to beat anybody!”
So, what did Chum win? Why will he keep the IOU close to his heart?
Not telling. You’ll have to come back to find out. 🙂