I’m working away on Her Miracle Man tonight and thought I would share a bit of this scene I am writing. I didn’t plan it, but the moment it came out I loved it. I guess that’s just part of the fun of being a writer. I can plan a story out so I know what’s going to happen, but the characters still take on a life of their own and do what they want. They always surprise me.
“I can’t decide if I like the white lights or the colored lights the best,” Viv prattled on as she wound a piece of cinnamon cotton candy around her tiny finger. “The white ones I like in the fake snow. They make everything glisten.”
“But the colored ones?” Ryland’s question was for Viv, but the smile in his eyes was for Jennalyn as they both recalled a similar conversation.
“The colored ones are so fun. When they do their blink blink blink it makes me think of fairies dancing. Like maybe they’ve been trapped inside the little glass cover and are fighting to get free.”
“My sister loved the colored ones the best. Only her thought was that each light was a wish an angel had granted.” Jennalyn allowed Sabrina’s theory to push Viv’s sadder one aside. Hoping to pull Viv to her way of thinking, she stopped by a pole wrapped in a strand of fat colored lights. “Maybe one of these is shining in celebration of your new eyes.”
Viv studied the bulbs for a moment. Her head cocked a little to the right and she stuck her lower lip out a tad. Jennalyn could all but hear the hum of her thoughts as she considered the new possibility. It didn’t matter if she chose to adopt Sabrina’s theory or not, it was still Jennalyn’s preference.
“Trapped fairies do seem a little sad now that I think about it.” Viv nodded, first slowly and then more enthusiastically. “Yeah. I like the granted wishes better.”
“It’s a beautiful sentiment.” Ryland slid a hand beneath Jennalyn’s scarf and gave her neck a light squeeze. “I would even go so far as to suggest that the clear ones are tears of the same angels because while they can’t grant every wish, every wish deserves to be recognized.”