My main character, Meg Riley, loves autumn because…

The changing season gets Meg thinking of romantic walks down country lanes awash in the cheerful colors of the changing leaves.  Back in her lakeside home, he builds a fire in the large stone fireplace where, if one looks closely, all manner of fossils are represented.

They sit side-by-side in companionable silence, just the crackling of the logs interrupting their thoughts.  Meg inhales the aroma of beef barley soup simmering on the kitchen stove.  A light supper of the nourishing soup, complete with some homemade wheat rolls and a salad will round out the afternoon’s restful activities.

Meg and her man stretch out on the sofa, lulled into drowsiness by the warmth of the fire.  Pure bliss hanging out with the one she loves, contentment oozing from her pores.  Her eyes close, she dozes.

A repetitive shrill noise invades her dreamy state.  She opens her eyes, finds herself alone.  That’s right, there is no romantic entanglement in her life…yet.  The phone is ringing, there is a delicious odor wafting from the kitchen and logs are happily snapping in the fireplace.  The emptiness of finding herself alone is bothersome because the vision in her head was so pleasant.

After Meg talks to her friend, Kate, she turns to the task at hand…the real reason she loves the fall…it’s time to turn on the television and get ready for some football!!  Are you ready for some football?

About thequarryschild

A self-described forensic junkie, Beth Anderson spends her days shaping young minds to ask critical questions and wonder “whodunit.” Beth resides in the Capital District of New York and spends her free time reading and solving the great mysteries. Her love of swimming, tennis and sports provides the basis for one of the lead characters in her new book The Quarry’s Child. Beth is one of the founding members of the Upper Hudson Valley Chapter of Sisters in Crime (aka Mavens of Mayhem), a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, a survivor of a visit to an active aircraft carrier while it was at sea, and a published poet in Soundings, a literary journal. Beth continues to instill a love for mystery fiction in her students as she has for over twenty years. Photo credit: Quinn Mulvey
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One Response to My main character, Meg Riley, loves autumn because…

  1. Jill Aul says:

    Sounds so pleasant! Fall is my favorite season, but right now, with a heat index of 101 today, it seems very far away. It will be here soon enough, I guess. Enjoy your last few precious days of summer vacation, Ms. Anderson!

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