This week's My Sexy Saturday theme is what happens after the story is over. In a sense this whole adventure takes place AFTER the romance. After the honeymoon period, I should say.
Shelagh and Honoria are urban fairies who've been married long enough that they're getting on each other's nerves. It doesn't help that they're poor as fuck and living in a bachelor apartment.
Hopefully Shelagh and Honoria can find a path back to happiness, because at the start of the story they are faaaaar from it.
Here are the first 7 paragraphs of Thieving Fairies:
“When I married you,” Shelagh said, “you promised to feed me, clothe me, and pay the rent.”
Honoria let out a wry cackle. “You must have been at the wrong wedding, woman. I never promised any of that.” She raced through her best recollection of their vows, counting them off on her fingers. “Let’s see… I Honoria take you Shelagh to be my lawful wedded wife, to have, to hold, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness, in health, until death do us part. Where I come from, that means I may be skint but you’re stuck with me.”
Shelagh tightened the belt on her ratty fleece housecoat. Leaning back in the easy chair, she stared blankly at the TV. “My mother always said we were wrong for each other.”
“Yeah, because I’m not purebred like some people,” Honoria shot back. “Or rich, at the very least.” It wasn’t her fault she was a fairy mutt.
Shaking her head, Shelagh muttered, “Shoulda taken Mum’s advice.”
Picking up the jug from her TV tray, she poured milk over her big bowl of store brand Fruity-Oh’s. When she dug in with a soup spoon, the sound of her teeth smacking made Honoria shudder. Shelagh’s noisy eating habits made her nauseous.
Clearing junk mail out of the way, Honoria fell onto the ratty old couch. She tried to sit on her anger, but that only inflated it. “Do you have to chew so loudly? You sound like a troll.”
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Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MSUXC8C
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Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MSUXC8C
Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00MSUXC8C