I'm still posting from my recently released Georgian holiday story, Snowflakes & Beeswax, though I jumped a few paragraphs ahead of last week's snippet. Don't forget to check out the other very talented writers who are sharing samples of their amazing stories. You can find links to their blogs on the Weekend Writing Warriors and Sunday Snippet sign up lists.
For the first time in his life, Oliver was flummoxed by a door.
He stared at the cabin's door. How was he supposed to open it while carrying Madelyn? She wasn't a sack of flour he could brace against the wall, or a bucket of nails to be set on the ground.
Jack sat beside Oliver’s feet, his feathered tail sweeping through the snow while he stared up at Oliver, his eyes sparkling with canine amusement.
Great, Oliver thought, I love providing the dog with comic relief. He imagined that any minute now the medium sized black and white dog would gather up all of his canine friends and invite them over to watch the idiot human who couldn't figure out how to open a simple door.
The mental image caused his mouth to twitch.
It took some creative wiggling and more than a few curses, but Oliver finally managed to undo the latch.