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! She’s our fearless shepherd…or something like that, anyway…
This week, I’m sharing more from Foul Deeds Will Rise, from an elderly and slow machine. Power adapters didn’t help, and the budget means further repairs or replacement need to wait a few weeks…
So, I’m sorry I’m late, and behind on comments and visits. I’m getting the hang of this machine, a little more every day…
Today, though, is a special day. My son, Jeremiah, turned fourteen years old – and I’m finding that somewhat surreal…
In honor of Miah’s special day, I offer you Vaara’s POV, as she settles into her role as Kai. I let him pick the project and character.
WIPpet Non- Math:
- Today is September 2, 2015.
- 14 sentences, for Jeremiah’s age.
“…and the head of the Merchantwomens’ Guild, has thrice requested an audience with you, my Kai.”
Only when Visyl stopped speaking did Vaara begin to attend, and only the final phrase connected with any meaning in her mind. All that had gone before had been a seeming endless list of requests for audiences, matters of financing this or that project, the menus for the next moonsround, what entertainments would be offered in the Great Hall after…
“Arrange the audience, as you will Visyl. But not before dawning – I wish to run.”
“My Kai, it is well past middlenight. She will not now want to meet until afternooning.” Visyl smiled; she seemed never to be anything other than pleased, no matter what befell her, or how little Vaara attended her words.
“Past middlenight? Visyl, how can there still be so much left to tend to?” There was a stack of vellum pages in her lap, still – matters not yet discussed.
“It is the nature of being the Kai, my Kai.” Visyl’s smile never faded. “You are new to it, and all want to meet you, learn who you are, and in what way you might serve them – ”
Will Vaara learn how to be a proper Kai?
Will she be able to relax while running?
Is Visyl to be trusted?
I’ll be posting the next eight lines from this scene for #8sunday, if you’d like to find out what’s next.
And for those looking for TnT fun, I offer you: