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WIPpet Wednesday: “ Father?”


Come WIPpet with us! =D

Today’s post contains a Secret Surprise! Read (or scroll, if you want; I really can’t tell which you do!) to the point after the snippet for bonus features! =D

Welcome to WIPpet Wednesday, a weekly blog hop which encourages writers to move WIPs (works-in-progress) to publication by posting excerpts related to the date. It’s hosted by the lovely K.L. Schwengel, maven of bad boys, stock dogs, and flying monkeys!

For February, I’m returning to Chameleon’s Dish (which may or may not become Never Doubt I Love) – to reconnect with Henry, Tisira, and Nockatee…I’ve been revising this month, and I’ve discovered how much I’ve missed this unique ‘threesome’…

In the dangerously superstitious past of Shakespeare’s England, an amnesiac girl and a foundling boy must keep her strange nature hidden as they stalk the Bard’s words and Hunt her lost identity.

This month I’m going to share the opening lines from each character’s Inciting Incident, as they’re currently written in revised first draft scenes. We peek in first on Tisira, as she has the first scene. I’m not sure if I’ve shared it before, or not…if I have, it’s been a while.

Note: The characters have been growing older during the revision process. This snippet was written when I imagined Tisira to be about 7 years old. In the final draft, she’s going to be nearing or at puberty, I think, so some details will change.

WIPpet Math:

  • Today is February 4, 2015.
  • Math: Adding all the digits: 2+4+2+0+1+5 =14. Take away 3, because it’s my favorite number, for a total of 11 mostly one-line paragraphs.

“Father? – Father!”

My calling shook me awake – or was it the shivering?


Why would I be shivering? Was I not in my nest, safely in the cupboard in Father’s study?

But no.

There was a scent of rain. It would be snow, by dawning. A stiff wind brought the truth of it, and prickled at my skin painfully. Fallen leaves, their edges curled and colors bedimmed, filled my field of vision. The ground was chill and damp beneath me.


My breath steamed, echoing my call, and the chatterings of the birds cut off at the sound.


Surely, he would be here in only a moment more, as he was each time I called for him.

And then, between the offering of one breath, and the claiming of the next, I was in Father’s arms.

Okay, so I promised you a surprise up there…time to collect!

Last week, I said goodbye for now to Trip, T’Pol, and their eventful stay in a Suliban cell. And, yes, I did it on a cliffhanger. It was time to move on – or, at least, that’s what I thought.

You know TnT, though – minds of their own, and bodies that seem determined to come together….

So, here’s what happened. I tried to move on with other projects – and they bullied me into writing them not one, not two, but three new stories! The third one is still very rough, but I posted the first two to this blog last week, and, as a bit of a peace offering for making you wonder how they get out of the cell, I’m offering you the links!

Warning: These stories take place four years after that Suliban cell. Many things have happened, and TnT have a very different relationship, at this point. So…..


And now, back to Tisira….is she safely with her father, in his study? Or – somewhere else? If so, where, and how did she come to be there?

Well, I’m going to leave those questions dangling for a bit – next, we’ll see how Henry’s story begins…

See you next week – and, hey, while you’re here, here’s the link to more delightful WIPpet Snippets; assorted genres and styles to choose from! =D


I am myself. I own my life, and live with three other people who own theirs. My intention is to do only those things that bring me joy, and to give myself wholly to those things I do. Writing has been my passion throughout my life, and this will become the home for my writing life...because it brings me great joy!

14 thoughts on “WIPpet Wednesday: “ Father?”

  1. That’s a very tantalising snippet… You have this downright evil knack of finishing on perfect cliffhangers! I’m looking forward to finding out more about them now.

    Oh, shiny links! I’ll have to settle down after work and have a read…

    1. Well…give her a little time – after all, she just got here (wherever here is!).

      Trust me, there will be steamy stuff (and you can click on the links for a bit of TnT steam, if the spoilers aren’t too much for you!).

  2. I love the snippet. You did a great job showing her fear and confusion. It’s always so wrenching to read about kids in danger.

    1. Thank you. It is harder when it’s a kid…will it help you to know that this particular kid, whatever age she settles on, is very well-equipped to survive…if she can figure out what’s real, and what’s not?

  3. Oh, I love the premise of this one! Of course, I love Shakespeare, so that might have something to do with it. It’s also one of my favorite time periods to explore. So….good ingredients 😉 Sounds interesting!

    I’m debating whether or not to sneak a peek at your TnT bit. HOW spoiler-ific? >.>

    1. This premise began with dream during a NaNo where I couldn’t find the story. In the dream, I was walking through a large local cemetery with my best friend since forever, Eden Mabee (she posts here sometimes), and telling her my woes, and she turned to me and said, “You know what you have to do, don’t you? You have to burn down the Globe.”

      The ingredients are good, and getting better in the revision. Oh, and there are other elements in this series, secret tie-ins….

      Since the stories are based on one of the final episodes, you might want to binge-watch before reading these. I had fun writing them – and TnT weren’t letting up, so I had to! – but I really don’t want to spoil you fun in watching! =D

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