I Am Writing – 14/3/22 – Postscript

From Postscript:
“Some of the townsfolk wondered if changing the name of The Bakery to The Lemon Tree was a good idea, just because you planted one in your back garden.”

“I happen to like lemons.” Cyrus shouldn’t have felt the need to explain himself, but Rilla had that effect on people. He’d heard rumours she was a psi but nobody confirmed or denied it.

“And you’ve proven it’s a good idea.” Rilla glanced out the window.

Cyrus followed her gaze. Lewis had just left the Post Office and was heading towards the bakery.

“It’s been good for business.” Cyrus swallowed.

Lewis’s stride sped up. He looked like a man on a mission, with his head up and a determined expression.

“I’ll take my leave, then.” Rilla leaned in and lowered her voice. “Before I forget, Alan said to tell you he has your usual supply in his ice box.”

“Thank you. I’ll pick it up later today.” Cyrus grabbed half a dozen lemon gems, threw them into a bag, and gave them to her. “Something extra for you and Annalise to enjoy with your afternoon tea.”

“Thank you. I’ll get out of your way then, will I?”

“That would be nice,” Cyrus muttered under his breath. If he was going to make an idiot of himself in front of Lewis, he didn’t want an audience.

She waved and passed Lewis as he entered the shop. “Ask him about his lemon curd,” she murmured to Lewis on her way out.

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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