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charliecochrane
May 6th, 2012, 03:36 PM
To celebrate the cricket season having started (and this being - theoretically - glorious May) I'm posting a link to my free taster story for the Cambridge Fellows Mystery Series (http://store.samhainpublishing.com/cambridge-fellows-mysteries-series-172.html).
You can find "Once we won matches" here (http://www.wildeoats.com/Once-we-won-matches-by-Charlie-Cochrane.html).

Excerpt:

“It shouldn’t do that, Dr. Stewart.”
“That’s the third time you’ve said the same thing. And it doesn’t matter how many times you repeat the phrase, it won’t change the facts. It can and it does.” I tried my best to smile kindly; I loved it when Orlando Coppersmith found things that contradicted his powers of intellect and reason.
“But it defies all logic. Whatever variables you apply, it makes no sense.” Orlando shook his head, loosening the curls which always seemed keen to fight free from the restraint of comb or pomade. I loved those curls, too. When we first met and I fell head over heels for Orlando, it was that wild mane of hair, so carefully restrained, that got me all of a lather. It spoke of hidden qualities within him, parts of his character that I had to find and liberate.
I digress; Orlando says I do that a lot. I have a story to tell you and I’m not being logical about it.
“Well, you can’t deny the evidence of your eyes.” I said, wrinkling my nose in delight.
“And you do it, don’t you — with that flipping movement or whatever you call it.”
“That’s a matter of the finger action, although some people do it from the wrist. Similar thing here. The hand position makes all the difference.” I made a series of movements with my fingers, flexing and twisting.