Wild in Whispering Cove, by Mackenzie McKade
Interviewer: Today I’m speaking with Harold Adair. (LOL) It appears you have with you two of Whispering Cove’s most notorious matchmakers. Errol Wilson and Byron Mitchell.
Harold: Never you mind those two barnacle pluckin’ ole goats. Couldn’t shake ‘em if a had a shovel and a bucket of sh—
Interview: Yes, well thank you for joining me.
Harold: My pleasure, lassie.
Interviewer: So how are you these days?
Errol: Onery as a one-legged pirate in a three-legged race.
Harold: Quiet you pond suckin’, baldin’ beachcomber.
Errol: At least I’m not a—
Interviewer: Gentlemen. Gentlemen. (clearing throat) So I hear Andie and Brody tied the knot.
Harold: They sure enough did.
Interviewer: From your generous smile you’re happy with the outcome.
Harold: Got my granddaughter home where she belongs, and with a man who loves her. Me ole heart couldn’t ask for anything more.
Harold: Well, I be hoping to hear the pitter-patter of a little urchin feet in the near future.
Interviewer: And how do Andie and Brody feel about children?
Harold: Well, I can’t say, but the two of them are trying hard enough. If you know what I mean.
Errol/Byron: snicker, snicker
Interviewer: Ooookay. We should probably move on. I hear you’re heading up the booth construction for Whispering Cove’s fall festival.
Harold: That I am with the assistance of Reece McGrath.
Interviewer: Mr. McGrath is Sheriff Brody’s brother?
Harold: Aye, and I swear the lad is as blind as a bat.
Interviewer: Blind? We’re talking about Whispering Cove’s own architect who has a Master’s in Construction Management and a lady-killer smile?
Harold: That be the one. But the lad can’t see what’s right before his face.
Interviewer: Would you care to elaborate?
Harold: Tabatha Taylor. Tabbie’s been nipping at Reece’s heels since she was a wee mite. Following him and her brother around, until she went off to college. She’s back home, and I’ll be jigger if the lass hasn’t grown into a beautiful a woman.
Bryon: Though she’s still a cheeky little chickadee.
Interviewer: She sounds intriguing.
Errol: Bold, but bright as a lighthouse on a moonless night.
Interviewer: Hmmm… You three wouldn’t be thinking of doing a little matchmaking this season?
Harold: Matchmaking? Us?
Bryon: Wouldn’t think of it.
Interview: Gentlemen, that doesn’t sound very convincing.
Harold: (Shrugging) We see what we see.
Errol: Youngsters these days are to involve in their careers and stepping on each other’s toes to see what’s good for them. Sometimes they need an impartial party to open their eyes.
Bryon: And sometimes it takes a helping hand to guide them.
Interviewer: Oh my. It sounds like this could be another interesting season in Whispering Cove.
Harold: Stick around, lassie. Before the end of the festival there be more then autumn leaves falling.
Interviewer: So would you be willing to tell me what the bet is this time?
Harold: Bet? Can’t say I know what you’re talkin’ about.
Interviewer: Yeah. Riight. Okay then, other than Reece McGrath and Tabatha Taylor who will be your other victims.
Harold: Victims? We like to think of the youngsters as projects.
Interviewer: Well, there you have it. If you haven’t read Wild, Wet, and Wicked in Whispering Cove pick it up today at Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Nobles, or Sony. For another dose of matchmaking in Whispering Cove look for Burned, Bold and Brazen in Whispering Cove to be release early next year.