Wednesday, June 27, 2012
TEASER #3 FROM LIVING THE LEGACY
Satisfied all was under control, Beth turned her attention to decorating the cupcakes to look like soccer balls. In a short time, every surface in her kitchen was covered with rounded desserts covered in white frosting with a black soccer-ball design. Beth paused and looked across what seemed to be an acre of cupcakes.
Soon they would be done and she could change out of her flour-dusted clothes. She closed her eyes and leaned against the counter for a moment, searching for another burst of energy.
"Almost finished!" Layla called out as she closed the lid on another box of the cupcakes.
"Thank you so much for helping." Beth tried to form a smile for Layla and almost managed it. "I couldn't have done this without you."
Beth pushed away from the counter. "Almost done with the frosting and decorating. Do you think they look like soccer balls?"
"Absolutely. Almost too cute to eat." Layla looked at Beth closely. "Are you sure you're feeling alright?"
"I--just a little tired--"
Beth blinked her eyes as Layla wavered and moved toward her like a slow motion movie. Or maybe she was the one wavering...
**EXCERPT from LIVING THE LEGACY, copyright Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel.