She heard a low chuckle and glanced up, to see the stranger with dark hair standing over her. As her face heated with embarrassment, beads of sweat formed at her hair-line. She assumed it would have been too much, for God to spare her, this one time. Exasperated with her lack of social graces, she exhaled and her breath formed in a cloud of
vapor. The wind blowing through the open door, was hot and Jess regretted the
mixed drink she’d ordered just before getting up, as it was playing with her
mental stability. Her Coach bag dangled from his steady hand, and his smile
stabbed at the bit of dignity she had managed to salvage.
“The Keepers” will be available at www.astraeapress.com June 6, 2011
Monique O’Connor James