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“Nyet”: Sea Changes (Kifo Island; Volume 1) for WIPpet Wednesday

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.We’re led by the capable fingers and nimble mind of Emily Witt.

I got to everyone‘s WIPpet again this past week! It’s a trend…maybe…

I’m posting this either late or early, depending on your perspective, because I’ve been up all night, reading here. I’ve found the place for The IDIC Romance to put down roots…it may branch out, but first, it needs to be planted in rich, fertile soil…and now I know where that is – so stay tuned for more on that in the coming weeks!

I’m tired, blissed out on TnT, and a bit incoherent. I want to dive into revisions for “Mission Acomplished” and “Scavenger Hunt”, and not stop until they’re all ready to go…

But for today, I’ve got more from Karina Karanova in Sea Changes, and so it’s on to the WIPpet!

In advocating for a dying girl seeking emancipation from controlling parents, can an overburdened young woman and a lonely young man find a future together?


This passage is NaNo rough. My plan is to let this draft rest for this month, and begin creating a revision plan in February. That said, any input is gratefully accepted!

WIPpet Math:

  • Today is January 13, 2016 –and a happy birthday to my big brother!
  • Today, you get thirteen sentences.

Context: Karina is in a pottery studio, working with clay and hating it, when an albino man sits near her, and begins a conversation. He’s just introduced himself as Donovan Nash, and claimed that death is the admission price for life. Here, Karina’s response…


Karina watched as he rolled the clay into a ball. She wondered what he was making, but she’d asked too much already. She needed to focus on this damned lump of her own. It wasn’t going to sculpt itself.

“Sometimes I come here when I need to beat something up, too.”


The young man – Donovan – gestured at the lump in front of her, and only then did Karina realize she’d undone any progress she’d made. She swore softly, but at length, in Russian.

“I take it this wasn’t your goal?” Donovan was smiling a one-sided smile at her; Karina thought she liked it even better than the first. She took a deep breath, imagining his eyes sparkling behnd the shades. Hadn’t she heard somewhere that albinos had pink eyes – or was that just mice?


What will Karina say next?

Will Donovan press for details?

Will Karina ever get past hating the clay?

What will happen next?

Some of these questions may be answered – and others will certainly be posed- next week, so be sure to come back then to learn more about Karina and her story.

Previous Karina WIPpets (chronologically):

Want more WIPpets? You can find them, and even add your own date-related excerpt if you’re so inclined, by following the little blue froggy from WIPpet to WIPpet to WIPpet!


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!

4 thoughts on ““Nyet”: Sea Changes (Kifo Island; Volume 1) for WIPpet Wednesday

    1. Poor Karina is finding Donovan rather distracting and unsettling , isn’t she? And Donovan is just friendly calm, sitting there, accepting….

      I like that writing them is like the rolling of distant thunder….you can feel the energy, but there’s no sudden crash…at least, not so far….

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