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…
I’ve been a less than stellar WIPpeteer, this last month or so. I’ve had a lot going on in my personal life: car repairs, trips planned and not, shopping for a swimsuit to fit a growing girl (in October, in upstate New York) so she could attend a party at a water park, to which she received a last-minute invite, Halloween shopping (“Let’s see, we still have to find you your bloody knife”); doctors’ appointments – and a reminder of why I’m happily estranged from certain members of my family of origin.
None of which is really a good reason for ditching my visiting. I am going to do better. I’m coming to see all of you, this week, and I’ll be answering at least some of those many backlogged comments – and, next week, I may even get my post up on time!
Yup. And Kathi’s monkeys might come fly me to Vulcan at warp five, too….
At any rate, I’m still sharing my fan fiction story, “Scavenger Hunt” in its entirety, and, even though I’ve been abysmal at answering them the last couple of weeks, I’m eager for comments, criticisms, and feedback. I’m edging closer to posting my first story to an actual fan fiction site, so input is extremely valuable to me, at this point.
Disclaimer: Trip, T’Pol, and Trek – it’s a love thing, not a money thing; I don’t own them, but they won’t let me go! =)
No spoilers in this one. I envision it taking place soon after my previous story, “Mission Accomplished”. In canon terms, that would be between S4E17: “Bound”, and S4E20: “Demons”. Enterprise is en route home to Earth, with no urgent business, and Captain Archer decides that he’ll put his second and third in command through some ‘team-building exercises’. He’s got no idea (or, at least, he’s trying to convince himself that he has no idea), that they’ve got other, more pleasurable ways of connecting and working together, and that these little side missions are getting in the way…
Never fear, though, because TnT have ways of tending to the business at hand without sacrificing all the pleasures of a relationship that’s finally going well…
WIPpet Sorta- Math:
- Today is November 4, 2015. (And I’m lying. It’s not Wednesday, and it’s not the fourth, either….wibbley wobbley, timey wimey stuff….)
- Tuesday was election day here. So I elected to add two sentences to the (now fictitious) date, to give you six sentences about three hours…or something like that, anyway…
Context: Captain Archer is going through the list, and has discovered that Trip and T’Pol seem to have forgotten something…and now, the explanation.
“That Took Three Hours”
“That scene from ‘Twister’ is a two-for-one. There’s a cow caught in the tornado. Led to quite a search of what’s been documented in funnel clouds. That took three hours, all by itself.” Trip yawned and stretched. “Scavenger hunting exhaustively is exhausting.”
Will Trip get some rest?
Does he really need any?
Will Jon accept their scavenger hunt results?
Will he assign them another exercise?
And what does T’Pol have to say about this?
Well, if you want the answers to these questions, you’ll just have to come back next week!
In case you want to read back, here’s the WIPpets that have posted so far:
“This Isn’t a Game”: October 7, 2015
“A Lot of Questions”: October 14, 2015
Being Bamboozled: October 21, 2015
“Watch Movies; Eat Popcorn”: October 28, 2015
I’m in the process of serializing the prequel to this story, “Mission Accomplished”, over at #8sunday, . You can read the current snippet, “It’s Dangerous”, now, and the next segment goes live very early Sunday. There’s also a list so you can catch up, if you’re coming in late.