Greetings, readers! Lost Scene #2 is set in town. It will feel very familiar, but with a twist. What's the twist in this scene that didn't get included in the final version of a published Circle C Adventures book? Hopefully this version is different enough that you will enjoy it! (I decided to post the lost scenes on Monday to take the place of Andi's Journal for now.)
ANDREA CARTER AND TROUBLE AT THE LINESHACK
Lost Scene #2
Andi never made it to the barn to see Taffy. The sound of a buggy brought her around.
It was Melinda. She was dressed in a light-weight summer gown. On her head was a pretty straw hat. Compared to Andi she looked fresh and cool.
Andi waved her to a stop. “Where are you going?”
“Into town. Mrs. Pigott said my new hat would be finished this afternoon, and want it for Sunday.”
“May I come along?” She hadn’t seen her friend Rachel for weeks. Perhaps they could sit out in the shade under the Pigott’s huge oak tree and drink iced lemonade. That would surely be such lady-like activity that Mother would agree at once.
Melinda sighed. “I suppose.”
Andi climbed into the buggy alongside her sister. Melinda didn’t move. “What’s the matter?”
“You know Mother will never let you off the ranch looking like that.”
Andi looked down at herself. Her sister was right, and for once she agreed. A lightweight cotton dress and summer slippers would be much cooler than these dusty overalls. “I’ll be back in just a few minutes. Don’t leave without me.” She jumped from the buggy and took off for the house at a run.
“Don’t forget your hat,” Melinda yelled after her. “It’s a long ride into town in the open!”