Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturday Sips - The Professor Formally Called Out of Bounds

Good morning fans!

(Model for Parker, John Taylor)

Welcome to Saturday Sips at Michael's!

Today, I'm giving you a bit from my latest novella that I'm editing and about to submit. Thanks to a great friend and beta I'm making the necessary changes and hope to get it done for the Sept 1st Deadline

Blurb: Jelani Cooper is the next hot star to rise through the college ranks. He's a hit with the ladies, masterful on the court but not so much with his grades.

Professor Parker Macaulay is a middle aged rebel looking for a challenge. When his friend Dr. Lainna Dirksen issues him one when offering to fill in at her university, he takes it, not expecting to stay or get involved with anyone personally, till he meets Jelani.

Tutoring this young man is agonizing at best. How can he continue to do his job and not want to teach him a few of his old tricks? 

Here's a snippet: (Unedited)

Jelani got up from the desk and took one of the chairs nearest to Parker. “Although I don’t really mention it much but…” he bit his lip. “People aren’t all that interested in what I do outside basketball anyway.”
Looking behind the professor’s short stands of brown hair, he tilted his head. Cooper noticed two small gold hoops through his ears. What did that mean? Could it be a small sign that the professor had a wild streak? He could only hope. “Um, so…you seem to be popular already with the ladies.”
Parker smiled and looked over the drawings. “Yeah but I’m not all that interested. I really don’t feel all that comfortable being around students in a social manner. It starts rumors and besides, this is only a temporary job. I’m only here till June.”
Jelani raised an eyebrow at the comment. “You mean, you won’t take the position if Dr. Tinley retires?” This bothered him even though he might be gone to the NBA anyway.
“No, I’m most likely not going to. I don’t really like being tied down to any job.” He crossed his legs. “These are really good, Jelani Coopah. You’re very good at it. This one’s my favorite.” While he turned it around, he had his finger on a picture of Iron Man.
“Oh yeah,” he chuckled. “I loved Iron Man too. I drew that, years ago though.”
“You really are talented and since you love drawing, an animator would be the perfect career for you. You could do digital animation as well. There’s always a need for animators in movies, TV, books. What are you majoring in here?”
“Um,” Jelani rubbed his neck and sighed. The right answer would be basketball and sex but in reality, “Communication Design with a minor in English.”
“Fantastic,” he grinned. “And from what I’ve heard you’re just barely getting by, Jelani. Your marks are very important if you want to obtain gainful employment. As we talked about yesterday, you can’t rest your laurels on the fact you’ll make the NBA. C’s and D’s with a GPA of 2.0 won’t get you a great job my friend.”
“Yeah, I know. I wanna get better. I do have a couple of tutors.”
Too bad they do my work for me.
“Are they helping any?” He raised an eyebrow.
“Yeah, somewhat. I mean, some of this stuff I just don’t get, you know? It takes me a little longer than it should. I’m not sayin’ I’m dumb but, well, I’m just not grasping it that quickly.” Jelani leaned forward and looked straight ahead.
“I see. Well, I could offer to help you. Since I’m new here and I don’t really know your work habits and what you understand or not, I may be of better assistance. It’s a possibility your other instructors and tutors are only giving you the required info so you’ll pass and nothing more. Are they really asking you for your best? Are they really pushing you to do better?”
 “No, I don’t think they are,” he responded frankly, “And I supposed I really haven’t taken an interest in it because, my biggest thing has always been playing basketball.”
“And that my good man needs to change.” Parker placed a hand on Jelani’s shoulder.
The basketball player felt his cock twitch in his trousers and his nipples harden from that slight touch. He breathed a small sigh and balled his fists together, trying to control himself and not let on to Parker he was more than mildly aroused.
“Yeah, I…” he managed to choke out and clear his throat. “I do. Will you help me with that?”
“Yes, of course I will.” Parker strolled in the other direction. He turned around to face him once more. “On one condition though. You have to listen to me and when it’s time to study, you must be there regardless. I’ll need your schedule so it won’t interfere with basketball practice.”
Jelani nodded and met Parker’s gaze. The hardened length in his pants was still stiff from the professor gripping his shoulders. “Don’t worry about that. I plan on giving you my undivided attention regardless of what I have going on. I’m more concerned with my grades right now and actually learning something.”

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vampiremorbius said...

Excellent writing

Rawiya said...

Thank you so much. :D

Edward Kendrick said...

And a great story.

Rawiya said...

Thank you Ed! :D

mgresham said...


Rawiya said...

Thank you so much! :D

Twolfmom said...

It is excellent writing! I can't wait to read more of the book (including additional Sunday 6) :)