Word Count: almost too embarrassed to admit it - 103
His eyes lit up when they saw her, but then they looked past, registering on him and nearly popped out of their sockets.
Total Thus Far: 12 301 (oh dear... behind the count now)
But I'm not gonna get too down about my dismal effort today, cos yesterday I found out I finalled in the Romance Writers of New Zealand Great Beginnings contest. The story that finalled is the one (partial) currently with Lucy Gilmour and the judge in this contest is Editor Kimberley Young - hoping they both like it!