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It’s a second chance to share a small snippet of my current writing. Most weeks, I tie them back to my WIPpet Wednesday http://www.inlinkz.com/wpview.php?id=355404 post, so reading both can give a deeper peek…
This snippet follows immediately after last week’s WIPpet Wednesday post, “Hidden and Handled”.
Both come from Generations, the second novel in my Kifo Island Chronicles near-future fantasy series.
Can Kifo Island help three generations of a wounded makeshift family coexist despite the forces and secrets that tear them apart, or will time run out for the dying grandmother, the abusive stepfather, and the brilliant, traumatized little girl caught in the middle?
I’m offering eight sentences today. Gladys has just learned that Airisu doesn’t legally exist – there is no paperwork at all to document her, and the implications about why this might be aren’t pleasant to contemplate…but there are still matters to attend to.
“Apt to Crouch and Hide”
Gladys thought that she understood better, now, why Airisu was so quiet, so apt to crouch and hide beneath things, why she’d never heard the girl laugh of even seen her smile. “What must her life have been like?”
Donovan shuddered. “She’s said a couple of things, things I’m not going to repeat, because she said them in what I’m sure was confidence -”
“I wouldn’t ask you to. She needs to have people she can trust in. Besides, what good would it do to know the specifics of what must have been horrible, except for her mother? What we need is a way to make her legally real. isn’t it?”