All posts tagged: Tom Petty

Fiction Friday: Even the Losers…

By Leslie Lindsay A backstory chapter I’ve been toiling over working on this past week.  Guy wants girl back.  Girl is busy.  This picks up in the middle of the chapter, told from a guy’s POV.            We sat for a minute more, Annie with her eagle-eyes looking over her handiwork on the furniture and me feeling like an ass for having dropped by like I had. I wiped a splatter of white paint from her cheek.  She turned slightly away from me, a pale shade of pink creeping up her neck.             “Uh, Steve,” half question, half statement,” I don’t mean to be rude, but I’m kind of busy.”             “I know.”  I looked around the room again.  The CD had skipped songs to another Petty favorite.             If you’re making me wait, if you’re leading me on.            I cleared my voice.  God, I really shouldn’t have come by.  Why did I?  But I knew the answer.  “I am wondering when you might want to get back together.”  It all came out without any …