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Welcome once again to WIPpet Wednesday. 🙂 It’s very nice to see you.

For the last couple weeks, I’ve been posting Sandra Fingerut’s WIPpet’s here as guest posts since her access to internet is limited. I went ahead and moved them to a separate blog so she’d have her own space. You can now find all her WIPpets to date at A Place For Sandra. 🙂

Hats off to the talented K.L. Schwengel, our gracious hostess, the Grand Mistress of the WIPpeteers and tamer (sort of) of flying monkeys. (Watch out. She also has mind control powers. Although, they might be getting rusty. Hmmm…)

Math: month = 9 paragraphs

Character descriptions:

Arvid 5’6″, dark copper skin, long brown hair, brown eyes, athletic build.

Taiamuk 6’3″, long red hair, gray eyes, a multitude of freckles, numerous scars, muscles a la Jackie Chan. Notable scars include three stab wounds on his right side and a long, horizontal gash across his chest. Owns one piece of clothing: trousers.

Necessary Context

  • Arvid and Tai kissed.
  • Tai started ignoring Arvid.
  • Arvid had suspicions about why Tai ignored her, so she started ignoring Tai.
  • This went on for a week.
  • This is so first draft, it’s almost a pre-write.
  • It also borrows the last 2 paragraphs form last week for context.

Baffled over what she saw in him to make her, and her arms and feet, apparently, like him, she looked over to try to find a reasonable excuse for her behavior. She expected his eyes to be elsewhere. Instead, he stared at her with an expression she took to be something between incredulity and constipation.

Embarrassed at being caught looking at him and grouchy over his lack of thanks, she snapped at him. “What’s your problem?”

Tai shook his head. “I don’t understand.”

“Of course you don’t. If you understood, you might have to admit you’re a cad.”

He patted the air, his expression and tone placating. “Slow, Ayrvid.”

Imitating the way he rolled his r’s when he said her name, she retorted. “Don’t you ‘slow Ayrrrvid’ me. What kind of woman did you think I was? At what point in time did I give any indication that I’d consider…” She mentally flailed for a euphemism and found nothing she cared to use in the current situation, so she skipped it. “Just because you happen to be a good kisser?”

She clamped both hands over her mouth, horrified at her words. Of all the things to say out loud! Like he he needed encouragement to torment her.

Tai frowned, brows furrowing to form frustration lines. Framing his face with his hands, he shook his head. “You talk fast. I don’t understand.”

Thankful “kiss” never came up for exchange in their miniature vocabulary swapping sessions, she switched to his language and waved, dismissing her words. “It is nothing.”

I think what Arvid is really trying to say is…

To join WIPpet Wednesday…

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