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Posted on March 17, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Welcome- here is my latest installment of Maverick's Creek- I hope you enjoy!!


Someone nudged Anora’s shoulder, startling her awake. The first thing she saw was Belle leaning over her. “What? Did something happen?”


Belle laughed. “No, I’m getting ready to leave and I wanted to say good bye and to wish you luck. Look after my brother for me. He can be a bossy pain but he has a kind and gentle heart.”


“Brother? He didn’t tell me I assumed you were his girlfriend.”


“No, I’m the wanderer of the family. It’s time to get back to the rodeo.”


Anora sat up and stretched her arms above her head. “I don’t intend to be here long but I can look after him while I’m here.”


Belle treated her to a gracious smile. “It was a pleasure meeting you, Anora. Take care.”


“Belle!” Maverick’s voice boomed loudly.


“Gotta go.”


“It was nice to meet you too.”


At the sight of Maverick peeking his head into the room, Anora squirmed and pulled the covers up to her chin. He was more handsome in the daylight and his blue eyes more striking.


“Morning, Anora. Belle, you’re going to be late.”


“See ya, and don’t let Maverick boss you around.”


Maverick frowned and shrugged his shoulders. “Damned if I ever know what she’s talking about.”



Belle brushed past Maverick laughing.


Anora watched until they were both gone. Suddenly she was wide-awake. Where was Andy and how much trouble was she in? Fear clutched her and wouldn’t let go. He’d never allowed her to go places herself let alone stay out all night.


Getting out of bed she grabbed her backpack hoping there were clean clothes in it. She unzipped it and looked inside. A roll of toilet paper, a sweatshirt and a couple pairs of underwear. Did he expect her to sleep outside? She groaned, he did and right outside the house she bet.


There was going to be hell to pay. Maverick had been more than gracious allowing her to stay but Andy was her husband. She scurried and got dressed in her clothes from yesterday maybe with some luck Andy will never know she spent the night in another man’s house. After she dressed, she pulled the sweatshirt on and grabbed her backpack.


Tiptoeing down the stair, she almost made it to the door.


“Where do you think you’re going?”


She stopped but didn’t turn around. “Home?”


“I don’t think so.”


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9 Comments

Reply Sarah Cass
11:54 PM on March 17, 2014 
Ooooh...oh dear. Wonder just what Mav has in mind...and how he's going to help heal her broken spirit.
Reply Iris B
2:44 AM on March 18, 2014 
I wouldn't leave with a guy like this in the house :-)
Reply Sherry Gloag
4:14 AM on March 18, 2014 
Love the gentleness and yet the strength that comes through in this week's scene.
Reply Flossie Benton Rogers
10:32 AM on March 18, 2014 
Ooh, I like him, and her circumstances are intriguing.
Reply V.L. Locey
7:25 AM on March 19, 2014 
Great scene! I suspect she doesn`t get too far.
Reply Jean
8:20 AM on March 19, 2014 
Sarah Cass says...
Ooooh...oh dear. Wonder just what Mav has in mind...and how he's going to help heal her broken spirit.
Reply lindsay
8:23 PM on March 19, 2014 
Great scene and I can see why she panicked now knowing Belle was his brother. I hope he gets her to stay to protect her from her abusive husband, who BTW should be horse whipped.
Reply Jillian
3:46 PM on March 20, 2014 
Another great snippet. I hope she gets the help she needs and seems determined not to accept.
Reply Trisha Faye
4:22 PM on March 23, 2014 
Great scene, drawing us closer to the characters.
I like Lindsay's suggestion about horsewhipping the husband.