Mitchell and Kerri fiction: The Art Book (Trevor’s Song Era)


“Here,” Mitchell said, handing her the package. “I bought you something.”

“What is it?”

“Look.” When Kerri squinted at the mailing label, he said, “Inside.”

“It’s not an envelope?”

“Not even close.” He nodded at it.

She turned it on its end and found the pull tab on the padded envelope. “You’re sure?” she asked him, raising her eyebrows. She looked so alive right then, so vibrant, he thought about swooping her up and throwing her in their bed.

“Go on,” he made himself say. “Look inside.”

She gasped when she saw it. With reverence, she pulled it out of the envelope, letting the mailer fall on the floor while she put it carefully down on her lap and stroked it. “How did you know?”

He shrugged. “I saw you looking at it one night. In that catalog you like.”

“I thought you were sleeping.”

He shrugged again. “Guess it’s a good thing you thought so.”

She stroked the book cover, then lifted it slowly, listening to the cover groan. He smiled. He hadn’t believed it was merely a stupid book on art technique when he’d seen the glow in her eyes every time she’d looked at the catalog, and he didn’t believe that it was merely a stupid book now, either.



  1. Thomma Lyn

    February 7, 2009 12:02 pm

    Lovely. Mitchell and Kerri are such a bonded, caring couple, and it comes through in every word you write about them.

  2. spyscribbler

    February 7, 2009 12:56 pm

    Oh, that’s great! I love the way you portray both characters innards so vividly in this small scene. Definitely showing and not telling!

  3. floreta

    February 7, 2009 8:27 pm

    those are the best kinds of gifts.. attention to detail! and sooo supportive!

  4. Toni

    February 7, 2009 10:32 pm

    Awww. Mitchell – how sweet. I enjoyed that.

  5. star

    February 8, 2009 11:21 am

    Hi friend.. Interesting post.. keep up the good work.. Do visit my blog and post your comments.. Take care mate.. Cheers!!!

  6. Bobkat

    February 8, 2009 1:06 pm

    I loved this. That is exactly what it is like to give or receive the perfect gift. When it’s perfect and unexpected it becomes so much more than the object it is.

  7. danni

    February 8, 2009 2:04 pm

    how romantic — makes me yearn for days gone by(sigh)!!!

  8. b

    February 8, 2009 10:05 pm

    There can never be too much love…not only would I love the person that gave me a book, I would also love the book. Twice as much love!


  9. Rock and Roll Mama

    February 8, 2009 11:39 pm

    I love this- you can tell immediately that he is a good man, and a fun one, too. Looking forward to reading more about your people!

  10. lilibeth

    February 9, 2009 2:50 pm

    Oh I’ve been there. Art techniques mean nothing to me, but in my house lives one who treasures them. What a caring husband. I wish I could be more like him.

  11. Anna

    February 19, 2009 10:41 am

    I really love these two.

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