I’ve talked about it already: the National Story of Romance Month, an idea started by Antonio on Kim Harrison’s Drama Box.
The rules are simple: write a supernatural creature romance story for Valentine’s Day.
I started mine this week and it’s coming together nicely. More importantly, for you dear readers, I thought that romance and teaser walked well hand-in-hand.
So here, without further ado, are the first hundred words of my NaStyRomo story. I’ve got the title and 500 words in. I don’t know how long it’ll be (and a lot of that will depend on the time I have) but I know what it’ll say.
Enjoy this little gift, from my heart to yours!
I caught a smell. My head jerked up, nozzle against the wind, an instinctive response way faster than thought. I inhaled again, slowly. Each molecule in the air carried priceless information. The forest’s tang and sweetness took up most of the olfactory space. Head notes of the subtler of perfumes. Then, faint in green’s dominion floated the ammoniac bite of the small animals, hiding under this dangerous moon, and the earthy smell of humus tempered with by critters. Underneath it all, laid a musky caress that sent tingles down my spine. It was his smell. Thank God! That gust of wind had just levelled the play field.