what i’m writing

When Effie saw Cosby Puckett out of the corner of her sight she saw a woman with a want. Not some innocent school girl who sat studying a bunch of books on her momma’s porch. Letting on, like she always did, that she was too shy to smile at a man and too innocent to notice one smiling at her. And Lord didn’t they! All of them. Even Effie’s husband. Especially, Effie’s husband. But Calvin was only flesh and that was the way of the world. Effie nor nobody else could help that none. Ever since Eve came along with all her nakedness some woman had been trying to temp some other woman’s man into doing something he would never have done without her. Effie’s mother had taught her this when she was no more than a girl herself, and she had been able to see such things with half an eye ever since.

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  • steph
    Feb 5, 2010 at 11:11

    wheres the book?

  • Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist
    Feb 5, 2010 at 16:44

    WANT. Great theme.

  • JP
    Feb 6, 2010 at 4:51

    Another snippet that makes me want to read more. Alas…will I ever? There is no doubt in my mind that you are a very good writer. But, as yet, I have never gotten to enjoy a whole story. What is Cosby’s want? Does Calvin ditch Effie for Cosby? Does Effie expose Cosby for being the manipulator she is? What is the something with which Cosby tempts Calvin?

    Perhaps your fiction is Cosby…a willful mystery.