Nan Reinhardt, Author

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8-Sentence Sunday


weekend_writing_warriorsveteransbadge_4It’s Sunday! Time for another snippet from The Summer of Second Chances. Remember last week, poor Ben is confused and aroused by the sudden change in his plain little editor. She’s turned into  a siren and he’s completely baffled as he joins her for a light supper on the patio, but fascinated by this new side of Sophie. Continuing from where we left off last week, they’ve started eating and it’s clear, Sophie’s enjoying her food (still in Ben’s POV):

Does she know she’s driving me insane, or is she totally unaware of what she’s doing?

Her smile seemed genuine… and beautiful. Ben forked up a couple of peach slices—they were fantastic. As he chewed, he continued to eye Sophie. She brought such pleasure to the table, abandoning her fork, using her fingers to pluck crisp lettuce and cucumber slices from her salad bowl, dipping them in a puddle of ranch dressing she’d poured on the side of her plate. She mixed and matched—first fruit, then cheese, a bite of cracker and then salad. Each tidbit was savored; with a blissful sigh, she sipped the white wine between bites. It was a sensual experience simply sharing a meal with her.

I hope you continue to be intrigued by Sophie and Ben. Stay tuned for more from The Summer of Second Chances. Comments are welcome and encouraged. Please don’t miss the other Weekend Writing Warriors.  Head on over and check out the work of dozens of other writers. You’ll be so glad you did.

Here’s the view of Lake Michigan from Sophie’s patio. Enjoy!charlie's b-day 046

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23 Comments to

“8-Sentence Sunday”

  1. Avatar March 9th, 2014 at 10:45 am Gemma Parkes Says:

    Yummy snippet, he is certainly taking in her every move!

  2. Avatar March 9th, 2014 at 11:00 am Nan Says:

    Yeah, he’s pretty entranced, Gemma. 😉 Thanks for coming by!

  3. Avatar March 9th, 2014 at 11:17 am Liz Flaherty Says:

    Lovely little snippet!

  4. Avatar March 9th, 2014 at 4:37 pm Nan Says:

    Merci, Mon Amie! So glad you stopped by, Liz!

  5. Avatar March 9th, 2014 at 11:30 am Charmaine Gordon Says:

    Dynamite eight. You didn’t miss absorbing this reader with every nuance in every bite and thanks for the pic of Lake Michigan, where I spent my youth.

  6. Avatar March 9th, 2014 at 4:38 pm Nan Says:

    Thank you, Charmaine–you grew up on Lake Michigan! I may as well have since my mom took us so often, but I love Michigan!! If my life wasn’t already here, I’d move to Michigan!

  7. Avatar March 9th, 2014 at 1:52 pm Sandra Nachlinger Says:

    Sounds like Sophie has a good appetite — another clue that she’s more than a “plain little editor.” Can’t wait to find out what happens next.

  8. Avatar March 9th, 2014 at 4:38 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks for coming by, Sandra. Oh, there’s lots more to Sophie than meets the eye.

  9. Avatar March 9th, 2014 at 2:09 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    Sensual experience just reading about how she eats lunch, let alone being there LOL. Really a terrific excerpt!

  10. Avatar March 9th, 2014 at 4:38 pm Nan Says:

    So glad you came by, Veronica. Thanks!

  11. Avatar March 9th, 2014 at 6:12 pm Skye Says:

    Wow, Sophie has an awesome view! I love water views and beaches! I’m sure Ben isn’t even aware of the view of the water right now …. 🙂

  12. Avatar March 9th, 2014 at 8:08 pm Nan Says:

    Yeah, Skye, I’m thinking he’s got other things on his mind… thanks for stopping by, sweetie!

  13. Avatar March 9th, 2014 at 7:40 pm Teresa Cypher Says:

    Oh Lord, I’m so jealous of her view!

    Great descriptive writing, Nan. Very sensual. Wonder how much more he can take before he makes a move? 🙂

    Good 8!

  14. Avatar March 9th, 2014 at 8:08 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Teresa, isn’t it gorgeous? I love Michigan! Thanks for coming by, babe!

  15. Avatar March 10th, 2014 at 12:08 am Sue Ann Bowling Says:

    Loved the food. They say the way to a man’s heart is thought his stomach, but this is a little different route.

  16. Avatar March 14th, 2014 at 10:46 am Millie Burns Says:

    Absolutely loved this. He is so done for : ) Makes me wonder if she is aware of what she’s doing…

  17. Avatar March 16th, 2014 at 8:22 am Nan Says:

    Thanks, Millie!!!

  18. Avatar March 16th, 2014 at 3:06 pm Sue Ann Bowling Says:

    Nan, the leave a comment on your present snippet isn’t working, but I think his earlier thought was totally mistaken.

  19. Avatar March 16th, 2014 at 4:37 pm Nan Says:

    Hi Sue Ann! Thanks for coming by!

  20. Avatar March 16th, 2014 at 4:27 pm Teresa Cypher Says:

    Oh my! I tried to leave a comment on this week’s wewriwa post but I’m getting an error post that what I’m looking for can’t be found. So, just let me say here that I enjoyed your latest–and I’ll prolly have to read the book to find out what the hunky editor says in reply to her question. 🙂 lol

  21. Avatar March 16th, 2014 at 4:36 pm Nan Says:

    Hmmmm…can’t figureo what’s up with comments today. I’ll have to check with my guru. Thanks, Teresa!!!

  22. Avatar March 17th, 2014 at 1:27 am Millie Burns Says:

    Like those before me, letting you know this was great. Love that he decided she wasn’t into him and then…

  23. Avatar March 17th, 2014 at 12:40 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Millie! Hope to get this issue resolved before next week. Ack! Not sure what the problem is.