She loved walking in the woods. Leading her beloved along the tiny creek, she smiled shrewdly to herself, knowing that he didn’t know what she had planned. He followed naïvely behind her, his mind wandering to the beauty of the flowing water. A dragonfly hovered along the bank, flitting in and out of the growing plants as it traced their trek along the path. Small fish gasped air as they lunged for insects resting on the water’s surface film. The water itself babbled over the shallow cobblestone bottom, gently moving around the occasional turtle sunning himself on an exposed rock or fallen log.
The sun itself was filtered through the summer trees; the sultry warmth of early August bringing a slight wetness to the skin as they walked. That thought made him look up and realize she had stopped ahead of him. Smiling at him in that alluring way that says she has something in mind. Something daring.
(to be continued)
David J. Kent is the author of Lincoln: The Man Who Saved America, due out in late July 2017. His previous books include Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity (2013) and Edison: The Inventor of the Modern World (2016) (both Fall River Press) and two e-books: Nikola Tesla: Renewable Energy Ahead of Its Time and Abraham Lincoln and Nikola Tesla: Connected by Fate.