Saturday, March 19, 2016

It’s emptier than a hog pen on Easter Sunday in here

The young woman gave Polly Anna a soft smile of encouragement and said, “Sweetheart, it’s emptier than a hog pen on Easter Sunday in here, do you think you can pour me that drink?”
Polly Anna burst out laughing, which was unusual in a woman as pessimistic as our Polly Anna, and something I’d never thought to hear from her. Polly Anna’s reaction, combined with the woman’s nasally Yankee accent spewing the southern saying confidently, had me totally transfixed. That and the fact that I was dying for her to take off her coat so I could see if what it was keeping warm was as fine as what I’d seen so far.

I don’t know if it was what the young woman said or the fact that such a fancy lady said it, but Polly Anna couldn’t stop chuckling and snorting as she moved to the liquor well, filled a glass with ice, and poured the whiskey without necessity of a shot glass.

Excerpt from Just in Case by Elizabeth Marx, included in A Touch of Passion

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  1. Thanks for featuring me and nice tie in with Easter! Appreciate you sharing my work with your audience. Have a wonderful week! E

    1. Oh, totally my pleasure! Such a timely excerpt, I just couldn't resist it, Elizabeth :)