Family Matters

This week, I’m giving a little something from my almost finished WIP–a re-editing of an old unpublished work that’s a prequel of sorts to Talk Of The Town–Phitz, Caitlin, and Gil being the focus here–Phitz is about to meet Gil for the first time–

Phitz made his way past scarred wooden tables with the ghosts of overlapping rings from coffee mugs and cups. No saucers in a place like this; too artsy fartsy. Ashtrays overflowing with yellow-tipped butts dotted each one, and Phitz snorted a little to himself, thinking that the poor overworked woman behind the counter just gave up after a while and said “fuck it” whenever she looked at them. He caught a glimpse of himself in the hazy mirror behind the bar and turned away. He didn’t like looking at himself in the mirror; a geeky slender guy reaching toward thirty, with soft brown eyes and carroty red hair spiked with too much gel, and a pale, clean shaven face full of angles. An ex-girlfriend had once told him that he reminded her of a priest, and at that thought, he looked down at his t-shirt, still tie-dyed with yesterday’s lunch and half hidden under the camo jacket with “Fitzhugh” stitched on the patch above the pocket. No Roman collar here, sorry.

I’d really love it if you’d come visit my Amazon page–this should be on there sometime next week 🙂
https://www.amazon.com/Kathy-Griffith/e/B00V3YQTPC/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_01377-bar-cappuccino-coffee-cup-friends

 

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16 thoughts on “Family Matters

  1. So much great description in this, but I think I liked the “ghosts of overlapping rings from coffee mugs” the best. Looking forward to reading more!

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  2. Thanks so much for that sweet comment ❤ It'll be out toward the end of next week. It's a standalone, but it introduces some of the characters from Talk Of The Town 🙂

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  3. Vivid descriptions all the way through! Best wishes with it…

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    1. Thank you 🙂 I just finished it today, and I have to let it mellow a few days before I give it a line edit–

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  4. What great descriptions! I can’t decide if my favorite is “the ghosts of overlapping rings from coffee mugs and cups” or “his t-shirt, still tie-dyed with yesterday’s lunch.”

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    1. Love the descriptions–he sounds like a cool guy.

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      1. Thanks 🙂 Phitz IS pretty cool, but he’s a lner. He always has been, and he can’t quite get why. We find out, though–

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    2. Oh, thank you 🙂 your comments mean a lot 🙂 I’m glad you like the imagery. I just finished the rough draft today–now come the line edits 😦

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  5. Karen Michelle Nutt August 21, 2016 — 7:59 pm

    Great imagery here in this snippet. love the coffee ring description. 🙂

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  6. Thank you so much 🙂 I was recalling the coffee houses of my youth–a long time ago, it seems 🙂

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  7. Your great descriptions made it really easy to picture this place.

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  8. Why thank you–I’m glad you liked it ❤

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  9. What great descriptions, and love the picture that you out to go along with this snippet.

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  10. Thank you so much 🙂 I try to match images as closely as possible 🙂 and Family Matters should be published by this evening or tomorrow 🙂 Phew 🙂

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  11. Amazing descriptions! Love the coffee and mug ring line for sure! The tie-dye of yesterday’s lunch is a nice twist as well.

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  12. Thank you so much for the lovely complement ❤ I'm glad you liked the descriptions 🙂

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