I’m totally drawing a blank today, so here’s a little snippet from my current (totally rough, unedited) manuscript, Undeniably Yours. Kevin’s gone for a long weekend of snowmobiling with his brothers (Mike & Joe), his brother-in-law (Evan) and his dad (Leo). They’ve stopped on the side of the trail for short break.
Mike slapped him on the shoulder. âYou leave your balls in your other jeans or what? We go any slower and weâll have to draw straws to see which one of us gets roasted and eaten first because we sure as hell wonât ever make it back to town in time for supper.â
âAnd what happens to Beth and my kid if I wrap myself around a tree?â He tossed his helmet onto his seat. Watched it bounce off. âI shouldnât have left her alone.â
âAlone? Sheâll be lucky if sheâs had a momentâs peace.â
âI donât have a will. I should have done that before I left.â When his brother laughed at him, Kevin resisted the urge to punch him in the mouth. âYeah, wanting to make sure my kidâs taken care of if I dieâs all kinds of funny.â
âWhoâs dying?â Pop joined in the conversation.
Joe was right on his heels. âMe, if we donât pick up the pace a little.â
âKevâs afraid heâs going to hit a tree,â Mike said, âand weâll abandon Beth and the baby and leave them to fend for themselves in squalor on the streets.â
âThatâs not what I said.â
âHit a tree?â Joe snorted. âYou may as well, âcause at the rate youâre going, the kidâs going to be in middle school before we get back anyway.â
âScrew you. Iâm not going that slow. And youââ He pointed at Mike. âYouâve got four kids at home. You shouldnât be tearing up the trails, either.â
âUnlike you, I guess, I try to have fun. Donât make me beat that old dead could get hit by a bus horse.â
âLot better chance of hitting a tree than getting hit by a bus,â he muttered. âGonna go take a leak.â
Maybe it was easier for Mike, he fumed while watering a nearby tree. If something happened to Mike, Lisa would be smothered by all the support sheâd get from the family. Beth had nobody. Without Kevin, sheâd be alone.