Back to Life by Wendy Coakley-Thompson

 

Back to Life by W. Coakley-Thompson“…Lisa and Merilee finally arrived at the orange door to the white, cinder-block classroom.  Lisa peered in at the eleven other students – five male, six female – who sat in desks arranged in a semi-circle.  Then her gaze shifted to the teacher’s desk at the mouth of the semi-circle and her heart lurched at her rib-cage.  Seated Indian fashion and in denim splendour on the top of the desk was none other than Marc, the expert foot masseur from the party.  Jersey is way too small!

‘This class will challenge you” he lectured, and all eyes were front and center on him, the men with admiration and most of the women with lust.  “You will work hard.  But if you’re diligent, you’ll experience writing that can free your soul.”

Suddenly, the blue gaze behind trendy specs shifted, and Marc saw her.  He graced her with a confused, lopsided smile, and she remembered again how fine he was that night at the party.  “You’re here to see me?” he asked.

She realised she was staring.  “Umm…” she looked down at her schedule. “…you’re the professor? You’re Marc Antonio Guerrieri?”

“I am,” he said simply.

Get your shit together girl!  Lisa came forward, waving her schedule.  He took the schedule and examined it.  Meanwhile, she checked him out…”

Back to Life by Wendy Coakley-Thompson, published by Kensington Publishing corporation, ISBN: 075820745X

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