Concrete Detail

Erika Hayes, Author – Write like a reader, read like a writer and edit like a beast!

A short story by Erika Hayes

Continued from yesterday’s post…

The concept of business growth .He looked at his desk clock, lifted his arms and locked his fingers behind his head as he leaned back in his chair. He could not believe how strong he felt.    “Now?” Surprised at his own courage, he sat up straight again and leaned toward Erin cocked his head and took it a step further. “Or we can do dinner.”

She arched her eyebrow cupped her chin between her thumb and fingers, looked up as if she were deep in thought.  “Hummmm.”

He thought a moment that she sounded like a purring cat.  He hoped his intention was clear, he, Charles Nibbly was asking her, Erin Wu out on a date.  He could barely hear over the pounding of the blood in his ears.  “Or whatever.” He used this as a feeble attempt to let her off the hook if he had gone too far.

“How about both?” her mouth upturned as she held his gaze.

“Yeah, really?” His voice cracked again like a prepubescent boy.

She let out a soft seductive laugh. “Really,” she leaned over his desk, his eyes were drawn directly to her round ample bosom pushed up in a lacy black bra and planted a kiss on his cheek. “Maybe breakfast?” the purr in her voice left no question to her intention.

Charles felt the heat of her breath in his ear.  The hair on his arms stood erect with anticipation. He relished in the softness of her lips still fresh on his cheek.  He had spent many nights alone in his room with Erin as the center of his fantasies.  He tried to deepen his voice, “Okay, well let me just shut down my computer,” he moved his cursor, hovered over shutdown icon,  reached for his jacket, smiled up at Erin and winked, “then we can get out of here.”

“Oh, and Charles,” leaning deeper she took his hand.  Her long black hair fell from its makeshift bun cascading over her shoulders. The sweet scent of her perfumed hair coiled into his nostrils. He breathed in deeply to take in every second of this moment.


“It’s time to wake up.”

He blinked his eyes, looked up at his computer screen just as Erin Wu walked passed his desk, and cursed quietly “Damn it!”


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