by Terri Wagner
In my for fun writing (and I hope all of you have for fun writing), I am envisioning this action scene. It's a cute little romantic encounter at a party wherein our intrepid heroine will fall into the arms of her future husband. And I mean literally.
The scene is set on a beach, dancing on a sandy floor, tables groaning with food and drinks, lots of people getting to know one another, typical YSA activity when I was YSA.
On the horizon a terrific storm is brewing and sweeps inland. The hero is struggling to get the Chinese lanterns tucked away before the storm hits full on. The heroine is walking slowly back to the beach house after spending sometime reveling in the coming storm thinking pirate princess.
An erstwhile young man who only fancies himself in love with our heroine sprints across the sand to "save" her from the coming rain. He trips on a sandal and barrels into her.
Now comes the big problem. How do I get the heroine thrown into the hero along with Chinese lanterns, electric tingles and gusty rain? Somehow I see it but I can't seem to detail it.