Hi, there! For today's Christian Fiction Friday blog hop, I thought I'd share part of the novella I just finished drafting. This is a (mostly) new cast of characters from my previous books, which includes a little four-year-old named Madeline.
“Daddy! Daddy! It’s skipped again.” The small, whiny voice preceded little Madeline before she rounded the corner and skidded to a stop in Stacy ’s dining room.
He scooped her up in his lap, pressed his nose behind her ear, and inhaled noisily. His whole face beamed. “My little princess needs help with the DVD, huh?”
She stuck out her lower lip and pouted. “It’s skipping.”
“Well you know what that means, don’t you, precious?” Curtis winked mischievously at Stacy, who smiled through the gnawing emptiness in her heart. “That means you get to start it over from the very beginning.”
Once realization set in, Madeline’s eyes widened in delight. “Really?”
“You heard me right.”
She almost jumped off his lap, but then she eyed his plate. “Can I try a bite of fish?”
He shook his head. “Miss Jo made a special adult dinner tonight. That’s why you’ve got your chicken nuggets.”
She pouted. “Does it have peanuts?”
“No.” Curtis gave Madeline a pat on the bottom and set her down. “But you go eat your own food like a big girl, ok?”
Random Fact: When I was a little girl, I refused to eat chocolate.