I'm posting snippets from a story for this year's Challenge.
If you'd like to read the whole tale, please start with A.
H IS FOR HEELS
Put the bracelet back on this instant. Fenn demanded.
"No." Danielle snapped as she slipped on her shoes. She couldn't remember the last time she wore heels. "I don't want to hear you lecture me any more. Tonight's my night to relieve the stress from both my jobs. No one takes their boss on a date with them."
Well as your boss I'd like to remind you that you do not get involved with parents of children you've saved. Fenn shot back. I will also speak for your boss at the school and add that you do not date any of the students' parents.
"What are you doing to do? Tell on me?" She snorted. Checking her reflection for the fifth time, Danielle fiddled with her hair. She hadn't been this nervous about anything in years.
How juvenile of you.
"It's one date. And not really a date. I'm just meeting Erik for drinks." Danielle popped a breath mint into her mouth and flicked off the bathroom light before she could fuss any more. "Besides, I'm allowed to have friends. And a friend with benefits would be even better."