Thursday 17 July 2014

Day Three: Hot Chocolate and Teacakes By Amanda Prowse

Today I am delighted to share with you part three in the exclusive short story from Amanda Prowse.  Here is the link to Day 1 and Day 2 if you have not yet started the story. The other stops are listed below.

Poppy clutched the carrier bag with her reading book inside and hopped on and off the kerb. She winced as her foot plunged into a puddle, filling her shoe with the murky contents as they seeped through the hole in her sole and over her sock.  She sighed, knowing she would now have to give her socks a good rinse and hang them on the heater over night, hoping they would be dry by tomorrow.
‘Poppy! Wait for me.’ His voice called to her.
 She turned and smiled. Martin Cricket lived on the same East London housing estate as her and they often walked home together after school. She liked his company and the way he flicked his fringe from his face by jerking his head to the side and she liked the freckles that peppered his nose and cheeks.
‘Slow down, who do you think you are? Ben Johnson?’ Martin smiled.
He made Poppy laugh; he was always saying stuff like that, taking the mick and making her giggle.
‘I just wanted to get out of school.’ She explained.
‘Jackie Sinclair pickin’ on you again?’ He asked with a set expression, ready to launch his anger in her defence.
Stop by for the fourth installment.

Will You Rememember Me? is out today! Get your copy from Amazon UK

About Amanda:
Amanda has always obsessively crafted short stories and scribbled notes for potential books. Five years ago, she quit her job as a management consultant and began writing full time. The result was Poppy Day, the story of an army wife, whose incredible love for her husband gives her the courage to rescue him from hostages in Afghanistan. Originally self-published in October 2011 with 100% of royalties going to the Royal British Legion, Poppy Day quickly became a bestseller and Amanda was signed up by Head of Zeus publishers.

Follow Amanda on Twitter @MrsAmandaProwse

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