Here is a second excerpt from the very first full-length novel I finished, called GREENER GRASS. Since it just sits aorund collecting dust, I’d thought I’d share one of my favorite scenes from it. (Click here to read the first excerpt posted.)
Vanessa turned over on her pillow and looked at the clock on her nightstand. It was six thirty in the morning. She didn’t need to be awake for another hour, but she was wide awake right now. Kevin, the early riser, usually left the house for work at about six twenty and so she knew that he was already gone. She tried closing her eyes and forcing herself to go back to sleep, but was unsuccessful. After lying there for another ten minutes, she decided to go along with her body and start the day off early.
She went into their bathroom and washed her face and brushed her teeth. The master bedroom only had a private half bath, and there was now a guest staying in the house, so she grabbed her bathrobe off the hook on the back of the bathroom door before she went out into the hall to go to the main bathroom to shower.
As she got closer to the bathroom she was startled to hear the sounds of an electric razor, and wondered if Kevin was running late that morning. The bathroom door was open, and instead of her husband she found his brother there leaned over the sink and close to the mirror shaving his face, with a bath towel wrapped around his waist.