Riding The Wave- Preview
So, as promised, here is an excerpt from Riding The Wave. Just a little something to get you started. Episodes will post Monday-Friday from August 3 through the 28th.
I am just putting the Jeep in park when it starts. I squeeze the steering wheel with both hands because there isn’t much else for me to do. The heat is starting down below, and spreading rapidly. I throw my head back against the seat and wait it out. Until a couple of months ago, I didn’t know that 90 seconds could be so long. That’s from start to finish, of course. Amazing what the body can do. The sigh that escapes is mixed with pleasure and annoyance. Why can’t this happen when I’m in the Jacuzzi with some jazz playing in the background, or in bed after a busy day, or hell, even in the shower first thing in the morning? Nope, I get hit in grocery stores, meetings, and parking lots. As the wave recedes, I continue to lie back and breathe deeply. I have really got to get this under control.
Once things are over and my breathing has returned to normal, I step out of the Jeep and slam the door. I do a thorough clothes check and adjustment before heading toward the office building. And that is when I notice the man standing on the steps smoking a cigarette. He grins and moves to the side to let me pass. “I could have helped you out with that” he sneers. I don’t even speak as I charge past him and grab the door. That’s what I get for driving the Jeep without the top.