As each hour passed, it became more and more clear that Skye did not have what it took to make a career out of being a stalker. Or really anything that required staying still and quiet.
Within twenty minutes of getting there, she was already itching to go home. After three hours, she was ready to shank somebody for their coffee. The aroma wafted out of the diner each time someone entered or left the building.
Skye’s stomach growled with envy.
The real problem was that absolutely nothing out of the ordinary was going on, besides the pseudo-stalker in the soft new scarf.
Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zippo.
People happily went about their business, grabbing a quick bite or something sweet to eat before heading back out to enjoy the rest of their evening.
She stomped her feet on the ground, trying to wake herself up. She was trying to save a life here. No time for distractions. Checking her watch under the dull yellow glow of a nearby street light, she saw it was ten-thirty. Must be close to closing time.
She looked up again as Lizzie flipped the little handwritten sign from “Come in we’re open!” to “Sorry we’re closed!” There were still a few customers in the shop with her, finishing their drinks and desserts. Lizzie laughed and joked with them as she went about cleaning up.
Another twenty minutes passed while the handful of patrons trickled out, and Lizzie’s sole employee finally waved goodbye and headed for the door, leaving Lizzie alone in the still brightly lit diner.
If tonight was the night, the mystery man should be arriving soon.
A few more minutes crawled by, and Skye started to yawn. A flicker of shadows to the right caught her eye. Her adrenaline spiked, her pulse roaring in her ears as her eyes narrowed in on the corner of the brick building, trying to see what the shadows concealed. She was utterly still with the exception of her pounding heart.
“Easy, girl,” she whispered, taking a shaky breath.
She waited for the space of two more heartbeats. Tha-thump. Tha-thump… nothing.
“You’re too late,” a deep voice greeted her.
Skye screamed, spinning around and hurling the first thing her hand could find in her bag at the direction of the voice.
“Whoa! What the fuck!” Lucas shouted, jumping out of the way of a… tampon?
It bounced off his shoulder and landed on the ground. The gods must be laughing at me right now. Only she would try to save herself from a would-be attacker with a feminine hygiene product. And it wasn’t even one of the big boys either, for fuck’s sake.
About the Authors:
Meg Anne has always had stories running on a loop in her head. They started off as daydreams about how the evil queen (aka Mom) had her slaving away doing chores; and more recently shifted into creating backgrounds about the people stuck beside her during rush hour. The stories have always been there; they were just waiting for her to tell them.
Like any true SoCal native, Meg enjoys staying inside curled up with a good book and her cat Henry... or maybe that's just her; sunburns hurt! You can convince Meg to buy just about anything if it's covered in glitter or rhinestones, or make her laugh by sharing your favorite bad joke. She also accepts bribes in the form of baked goods and Mexican food.
Meg loves to write about sassy heroines and the men that love them. She is best known for her fantasy romance series The Chosen, which can be found on Amazon.
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Jessica Wayne was born and raised in southern California where she and her family trained horses. She grew up traveling to different competitions, as well as showing sheep and rabbits for 4-H and the FFA.
After moving to Texas with her family, Jessica joined the Army National Guard where she served for seven years.
From the moment her grandmother introduced her to Nora Roberts’ wonderful world of romance, Jessica knew she wanted to create her own stories and share them with the world.
She has been writing full time for the past four years and is a stay at home mom. She currently resides in Texas with her husband, their two children, and their dog.
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