Today's teaser comes from Perfect Gifts (Railers 12)
Unedited snippet – coming 18 November – https://rjscott.co.uk/read-perfect
I glanced around the room. Everyone was busy suiting up. Adler was way across the room reading a book about bees. If you wanted to keep something a secret you did not tell Adler. His mouth ran at warp ten.
“Okay, I’ll tell you but you have to keep a lid on it.”
Stan stared at me blankly. “Why am I lidding it? Will it make leaks?”
“No, it’s a saying. Don’t tell anyone yet because it’s just a maybe at this point.”
Understanding dawned on his face. “Ah! Yes. Is secret news. Oh! Did you find out that there is a secret panel in your house that leads to magical animated place with singing British blokes and big yellow submarines?”
“I…what? No, no secret doors. Did you watch “Yellow Submarine” last night?”
“I did! Is mostly very good but confusing. Erik says it would make more sense after eating a mushroom so I order pizza in with mushroom but there is no growing of understanding.”
“Yeah, I’m thinking he meant a different kind of mushroom, buddy.” I clapped his thick thigh then leaned in. He did the same. “This is top secret.”
“Da. Yes. Lips are zipping shut.” He made the zipping his lips motion.
“Cool. Right, so Jared and I are looking into possibly fostering and then adopting another child.”
His smoky eyes widened. Then he gave me a bear hug so powerful it drove the air from my lungs. He slapped me on the back while keeping me close, big hearty slaps that really kind of hurt. I may have grunted as Adler’s head whipped up and he zeroed in on me.
“What’s going on over there?” Adler shouted. All eyes flew to Stan and I hugging it out.