Tuesday Tales - CUP - Where #Authors #Write to a #prompt ~ #romance #love


From all of the Tuesday Tales authors our condolences to all those who have lost a loved over the last few days during the violence in France and Beirut.
Our heart goes out to you all.

When something so severe happens in the world, a wave of shock and disbelief comes over us and numbs us. There's never a right or wrong in how and when we go on with our daily life,
so today's posts are written respectfully with those who passed in our minds.


 

I continue with  Rachel's story. I introduced her in "I think I love you", the third book in the "Australian Sports Stars Series". She's Sarah's sister.
When Rachel opens the door and finds the police standing in front of her door, she's scared of a repeat of the day she was dragged to the police station. Yet, the two officers only want information and ask her to stop by later that day. Worried, she calls Oliver, a good friend, but instead gets Matiu Afoa on the phone. Matiu is Oliver's Kiwi friend staying with him for a week. He's in Melbourne for a meeting.
Today's prompt is: CUP. 

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Mat placed the cup of coffee on the top of the car and then tried to re-program the direction to his meeting place in his phone. How he missed Queenstown at that moment.

The conversation with Oliver played in his head over and over again. Especially his friend’s comment about Rachel’s rough year. Worry shot through him, and he wished he’d transferred her number to his phone.

The sound of her voice was still playing in his head. A tone that stoked worry and concern.

Exhaling a long breath, Mat listened to the directions and within only half an hour he found himself in an office opposite Karen Young, a representative of an Australian travelling agency.

A few months earlier, Mat had lost the coin toss between him and his partner Adam and it was him who now was in Melbourne trying to negotiate a deal with Karen.

Mat and Adam had started their helicopter business five years ago in Fox Glacier, New Zealand. They’d liked the idea of doing what they loved every day and meet people from all over the world at the same time. Now they flew dozens of tourists up to the top of the glacier or hunters and hikers to inaccessible huts on top of the mountains.

Today he was here to negotiate a deal to be part of a travel package for tourists, which included another venture in Queenstown, his hometown.

“Nice meeting you, Mat.”

He shook Karen's hand. “Likewise.”

They sat and an assistant brought some coffee and biscuits.

“You've brought the cold weather to Melbourne,” she said as she poured herself some coffee. Pointing to his take-a-way coffee cup, she asked, “Would you like a fill up?”

“I'm right, thanks,” he replied, ignoring her swipe at the weather.
 

 

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18 comments:

  1. Love the idea of a helicopter ride as part of a travel package. What a great way to blend plot elements. You've got me intrigued.

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    1. Great! Glad you liked it. Thanks Susanne.

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  2. This is so interesting, and I look forward to more. Great office dialogue. I love the setting too.

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    1. Thank you, Flossie. Glad you like it.

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  3. I like this! What a fun element to introduce into the story.
    You wove in the weather and the cup seamlessly.

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    1. Thank you Trisha. Glad you liked it.

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  4. I agree with everyone. The helicopter aspect to the story makes it daring and adventuresome. And I'm wondering if he and Karen are going to do more than work together? The Aussie dialogue is wonderful!

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    1. Aha ... a helicopter improves the story ;-) LOL. Thanks Jean.

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  5. A helicopter tour guide/pilot sounds like a great job. Interesting snippet.

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  6. Such great dialog! And the tour guide/pilot sounds like a super job.

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  7. Well done. I love it. Really cool job choice, too.

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    1. Thanks Jillian. Glad "you're back on track" :-)

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  8. I would love a helicopter ride as part of a travel package. Sounds like an excellent idea! Hope it works out for them!

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