Stories in the Mind has opened a new linkup called Once Upon A Time! Rules are pretty simple (a scene from a work-in-progress, keeping the word count under 500) and it promises to be a lot of fun.
Word Count: 169
Excerpt: BROTHERS (3rd title in my series)
“Hey, genius.” Micah gives a mock bow.
“I’d say ‘hay genius’ back,” Sam says, “but it isn’t true. Aren’t you supposed to be gone for three days?”
“Sorry to disappoint you.” Micah accepts a bowl of mushroom stew from me and takes a careful mouthful. “You don’t use much salt.”
Two hours slaving over a hot stove – not of the electric kind which I’m realizing I’m fond of – and I get this response? I slam Sam’s bowl, harder than necessary, in front of him. He blinks at me.
“Seriously, Gill?” He pokes it with his fork.
“Trust me,” I say, “it’s edible.”
“Trust you who throws socks at me while I sleep? No thanks.”
Micah wrinkles his nose. “Actually, this time you can. It’s edible. But barely.”
“You’re both plain fussy.” I stare at the grey mushroom gloop, thinking of glossy magazine covers and how this would not make one. “I thought boys ate anything.”
“Yeah,” Micah says, his mouth full, “if it has salt in it.”