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This Wasn’t the Time 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. 


Hello there, fellow WIPpeteers – and, to those just along for the ride – welcome! Hop in, get comfy…but don’t leave popcorn in the center seat!

I’m early with the drafting again, and intend to have this post scheduled before life can throw me any more curve-balls. That’s the plan, anyway – that, and getting around to see everyone this week, since it’s Monday morning, and I’ve yet to visit anyone from last week (hopefully, that will happen a bit later in the day, after I finish my JuNoWriMo word count, and do some printing for my Accomplice’s business.

It’s time to get a better handle on my blogging. I don’t feel quite right when I skip posts and hops that feel like regular parts of my week. I’ve actually been working on solving that problem all month, by building a stockpile of raw blog material as my JuNoWriMo project. It’s working out so well, I may do this every June. If I can manage to prepare enough, I might be able to get through the rest of the year with just a couple of hours a week of maintenance and rebuilding.

I’ve also brought this feature back to my WordPress blog, which is easier to comment on. I’ve got plans for better cohesion and use of this blog and my Squarespace website, but they’re still in development, so I’ll wait to say more on that until I actually have something more concrete to announce.

It’s time for another installment of my finally-getting–sassy-TnT fan fiction story, adapted from Humanity’s Enterprise. It’s a patchwork of stories, written in different styles, at different times, and for different projects. I’m slowly figuring out how to pull them all together into a coherent whole that explores just how and why T’Pol was the one Vulcan chosen to accompany Enterprise NX-01 on her maiden voyage.

Recap:

Trip’s “Vulcan Surprise Package” has just walked into his life for the second time – but now she’s their Vulcan “chaperone.”

Here’s the standard disclaimer. I don’t own them; I don’t make money from them; I just love them, and I tell the stories they give me as well as I can.

WIPpet Math:

  • Today is June 21, 2017.
  • I have 6 sentences for you today – for the month.

This Wasn’t the Time

Trip tried to wipe off the ridiculous grin he knew he was sporting, but had to settle for covering it with his hand, and hoping that Jon couldn’t see him past the husky-voiced Vulcan Surprise Package who had just walked back into his life. Not that he’d mind if she knew how thrilled he was that she was their Vulcan “chaperone,” but Jon had some rather unpleasant ideas about Vulcans – and Trip had never really argued with them.

It was going to be hard to go from saying he’d be happier with a beagle on the Bridge than a Vulcan, to being delighted at her arrival. And, whatever had been in those gorgeous eyes of hers, he wanted the chance to see them up close. Preferably, while he was holding all those luscious curves right up tight.

But this wasn’t the time or place for that kind of entertainment.

Will Trip be able to keep the secret?

Does T’Pol even want him to?

What would Jon say, if he knew the truth?
And, by the way, what IS the truth?

Any guesses?

If you enjoyed this snippet, and want something more before next Wednesday, you can pop over to my fanfiction.net page, or go directly to my Story A Day May drabbles – a loosely-connected serial of bite-sized, 100 word stories written to prompts.

Read one, all, or anywhere in between – these are the seeds of longer stories to come, and each one has its own tiny little twist.

And, as always, clicking the little blue froggy above will carry you on to other WIPpet offerings from our talented and diverse group of writerly folks. You can even add your own date-related excerpt if you’re so inclined!

Posted in Enterprise fan fiction, Just for Fun!, WIPpet Wednesday, Writing in Freedom, Writing Samples

A New Note 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


Hello there, fellow WIPpeteers – and, to those just along for the ride – welcome! Hop in, get comfy…but don’t leave popcorn in the center seat!

Confession time. Here’s what I’ve got. *

I’m writing this post very early – like before 7am on Saturday early.** I don’t usually do this, but the kids’ quarterly homeschool reports are due on Thursday, and I’ve been busy with the omniscient Other Things, and have barely made a start, so my plan is to “clear the decks” so to speak, and then focus on the reports as a primary goal until they’re submitted.

So anything I wrote today about the week to come might be obsolete by the time you read this. Therefore, maybe we should just get on with the snippet, since I’m pretty sure that’s the reason you’re here…

*Sometimes, I mix fandoms. Often, I use gratuitous Hamilton quotes anywhere they fit!

**And still, life got in the way of my plans, and it’s Thursday evening, and it’s still not posted. But, on the other hand, the reports have been submitted, and the state-required standardized tests have been ordered. What’s that they say about the best laid plans of mice and writers? =/

It’s time for another installment of my on-the-verge-of-getting–sassy-I-promise TnT fan fiction story, adapted from Humanity’s Enterprise. It’s a patchwork of stories, written in different styles, at different times, and for different projects. I’m slowly figuring out how to pull them all together into a coherent whole that explores just how and why T’Pol was the one Vulcan chosen to accompany Enterprise NX-01 on her maiden voyage.

Recap:

T’Pol, struggling to maintain control, loses it at the sound of a specific voice, and is about to enter the room it came from earlier than she had intended.

Today, we shift to the POV of the owner of that voice.

Here’s the standard disclaimer. I don’t own them; I don’t make money from them; I just love them, and I tell the stories they give me as well as I can.

WIPpet Math:

  • Today is June 14, 2017. ***
  • I have 11 sentences for you today – I added the digits for the day and month.

***Except that it’s not, anymore…

A New Note

The door chime sounded. While Jon answered, Trip made sure he was almost slouched in the not-quite-comfortable guest chair. There’d only been one Vulcan in his life he hadn’t seemed to irritate the hell out of, and he figured it was more logical to just go with it than try to change it.

The door slipped open – and he damned near jumped out of the chair before he got his muscles back to completely-at-ease. Well, most of them, anyway.

He smelled her even before he saw her. That orangey, smoky, scent he remembered was laced with a new note, delicately spicy with a hint of something like jasmine. But now she was here, stepping over the threshold, and Trip stared the way he had at the first water bottle he saw when he and Jon came out of survival training in Alice Springs.

Damn! She looked straight at him, her hazel eyes intense and saying things he didn’t quite understand, except that some part of him knew exactly what she meant. He wanted to hold that contact forever, but she was already moving briskly into the room, spine straight as a Y axis as she turned to face Jon.

So why does Trip recognize the Vulcan woman?

What’s up with the way she smells?
What will happen next?

Any guesses?

If you enjoyed this snippet, and want something more before next Wednesday, you can pop over to my fanfiction.net page, or go directly to my Story A Day May drabbles – a loosely-connected serial of bite-sized, 100 word stories written to prompts.

Read one, all, or anywhere in between – these are the seeds of longer stories to come, and each one has its own tiny little twist.

And, as always, clicking the little blue froggy above will carry you on to other WIPpet offerings from our talented and diverse group of writerly folks. You can even add your own date-related excerpt if you’re so inclined!

Note: This is what happens when fans get hold of Star Trek. Video potentially a bit too saucy for work or small children.

Posted in Enterprise fan fiction, Flash Fiction Pieces, Just for Fun!, Writers' Resources, Writing in Freedom, Writing Samples

“My Mind Rules” 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. 


Hello there, fellow WIPpeteers – and, to those just along for the ride – welcome! Hop in, get comfy…but don’t leave popcorn in the center seat!

I…uh….didn’t post last week. I meant to, but the week got away from me. You see, I’d gotten behind in posting my #StoryADay stories, and wanted to have them finished by the end of the month – which, of course, was last Wednesday.

I made it – but only barely.

I didn’t make it here, though.

Today, I rectify the error. We left T’Pol standing outside the door to Jonathan Archer’s Ready Room, trying to convince herself that she’s going to be able to follow the directives of the Vulcan High Command, and resist a certain human who goes by the name of Trip.

I think most of us can guess how well that’s going to work out…but let’s get on with this, because we’ve kept a certain pointed-eared lady waiting on the threshold, and a certain engineer is poised on the edge of getting the surprise of a lifetime – for the second time…

Yup, it’s time for another installment of my on-the-verge-of-getting–sassy-I-promise TnT fan fiction story, adapted from Humanity’s Enterprise. It’s a patchwork of stories, written in different styles, at different times, and for different projects. I’m slowly figuring out how to pull them all together into a coherent whole that explores just how and why T’Pol was the one Vulcan chosen to accompany Enterprise NX-01 on her maiden voyage.

Recap:

T’Pol stands outside a door of the Terran Warp Five vessel, Enterprise, to which she has been temporarily assigned. Someone on the other side causes strong physical responses within her, jeopardizing her control.

Here’s the standard disclaimer. I don’t own them; I don’t make money from them; I just love them, and I tell the stories they give me as well as I can.

WIPpet Math:

  • Today is June 7, 2017.
  • I have 7 sentences for you today.

“My Mind Rules”

“I am Vulcan. My mind rules.” The mantra did nothing to still the trembling, or the accelerated blood flow; but it did allow her a point of focus beyond the physical symptoms he caused within her. “I am Vulcan. My mind -”

“ – I’d be more comfortable with Porthos on the bridge.”

The impact of the voice erased all control, and, without conscious thought, paired, shaking fingers pressed the signal which controlled the door, and she was stepping through, to the place where Trip waited.

Why does the voice affect T’Pol this way?

Will she be able to regain her control?
What will happen on the other side of the door?

Any guesses?

If you enjoyed this snippet, and want something more before next Wednesday, you can pop over to my fanfiction.net page, or go directly to my Story A Day May drabbles  – a loosely-connected serial of bite-sized, 100 word stories written to prompts.

Read one, all, or anywhere in between – these are the seeds of longer stories to come, and each one has its own tiny little twist.

And, as always, clicking the little blue froggy above will carry you on to other WIPpet offerings from our talented and diverse group of writerly folks. You can even add your own date-related excerpt if you’re so inclined!

Note: This is what happens when Star Trek goes to cable TV. Video potentially a bit too saucy for work or small children.

Posted in Challenges and Contests, Enterprise fan fiction, Just for Fun!, Story a Day May Challenge, Writers' Resources, Writing in Freedom, Writing Samples

Three Drabbles: #StoryADay May; Day Thirty-One

The Prompt:

  • Write A Story About A Writer.

Standard disclaimer. I don’t own them, I don’t profit from them, but they insist on telling me their stories, so I’m sharing them with you.

Something different for the final day’s writing – instead of just one drabble, I’ve got three for you – one each to wrap up Trip, T’Pol, and Soval’s story arcs.

I’ve also decided to do these without prompts; a bit of a celebration just for me! =D

I hope you enjoy the reading as much as I enjoyed the writing!

“Just Like That?”

“You mean that’s it? All the charges were dropped? Just like that?” Trip focused on closing his jaw. Anything else would be asking more than he could manage, right now.

“There have been other efforts, Lieutenant, but none managed to answer all aspects of the charges, as you know. This, however, covers everything. You’re exonerated.”

“Can I hear it?”

“The introduction isn’t classified.”

“To all Terran authorities: I must offer testimony into the difficulties being experienced by a male of your species -”

Trip sat stunned into silence while his invisible Vulcan Surprise Package saved his ass – and his career.


Out of the Fire

T’Pol closes her eyes. The candle remains in her mind. It dances with the music of the place where they met.

She imagines illogically that it’s dancing in the eyes of her human as he sits across from her, smiling.

“I’ll be damned! How the hell did you know I needed you to pull my ass out of the fire?”

“Your mind is powerful, and easily sensed.”

“That surprises the hell out of you.”

“Agreed.”

“Why did you – is this logical?”

“It’s logical that I correct the harm I caused you.”

Awareness fades. Eyes open.

T’Pol begins to write.


Incontrovertible Proof

T’Pol’s letter had reached every human authority on the planet, from an undisclosed location. She had used all her skills to assure that, wherever he was, the man who stood accused in her place would not suffer further consequence.

It violated all protocol associated with her position. Her action befit the infant who had dared to touch the flame – and more.

It was incontrovertible proof that she was aware of her Intended on a telepathic level; Lieutenant Tucker’s situation was not public record.

This proved much he had only theorized.

Soval opened an encrypted personal file and began to write.

What comes after these stories?

Any guesses?

Feel free to offer suggestions and speculations – who knows? You might provide the plot tribble for the next part of this adventure!

You can now find all 33 of these 100 word stories at their fanfiction.net home!

Posted in Challenges and Contests, Enterprise fan fiction, Flash Fiction Pieces, Just for Fun!, Story a Day May Challenge, Writers' Resources, Writing in Freedom, Writing Samples

First Known Incidence: #StoryADay May; Day Thirty

The Prompt:

  • Write a Hansel & Gretel Structured Story.

  • This is a Star Trek: Enterprise fan fiction drabble. You can find more of my fan fiction by following this link. 

    Standard disclaimer. I don’t own them, I don’t profit from them, but they insist on telling me their stories, so I’m sharing them with you.

Prompt Words from:

kitndavj:

  • Abberation

  • Magnetic Resonance

  • Constitution

  • Intercede

  • Serenity

  • illicit

  • Depression

  • Architecture
    Audit

Local NaNo Group prompt list:

  • first

  • care

First Known Incidence

Soval must intercede with care; this was the first known incident of Awakening to a human. An audit of the magnetic resonance, and its effect on the architecture of Mr. Tucker’s mind, was indicated. There was the possibility of depression; this was a significant aberration, and human constitution hadn’t evolved for the degree of sharing T’Pol was capable of. His illicit complicity gave him a responsibility to this human.

He must protect the nascent connection between his kindaughter and her Intended until T’Pol understood the nature of the flame she touched and held.

Soval went to speak with Maxwell Forrest.

What will Soval say to Admiral Forrest?

How will he manage to evaluate T’Ppol’s Intended?

What is Awakening?

Any guesses?

Come back tomorrow for another 100 word installment, or visit the brand-new fanfiction.net series link!

 

Posted in Challenges and Contests, Enterprise fan fiction, Flash Fiction Pieces, Just for Fun!, Story a Day May Challenge, Writers' Resources, Writing in Freedom, Writing Samples

“Am I Psychotic?” #StoryADay May; Day Twenty-Nine

The Prompt:

  • Watch the video and write an Ugly Duckling story.

Standard disclaimer. I don’t own them, I don’t profit from them, but they insist on telling me their stories, so I’m sharing them with you.

Prompt Words:

Braxin:

  • tempestuous

  • obstinate

  • seductive

  • degradation

  • forbidden

kitndavj:

  • Flaming

  • Seared

Writing Group Prompt List:

  • cushion

  • report

  • bed

  • tested

  • level

  • scientific

  • support

  • theory

  • waves

  • psychotic

“Am I Psychotic?”

“Am I psychotic?”

T’Pol sat on her cushion, staring into the flame. Her forbidden excursion had caused a degradation in her logic; she was no longer acceptable for the Consulate. She should be tested in accordance with scientific theory. Logically, she required support.

She rose; went to her bed. Her human’s presence was tempestuous and obstinate, moving through her in flaming waves that seared through her awareness. It was seductive at a level too deep for logic to be relevant. Without him, life would lack something beyond naming.

Real or imagined, he was her flame, her nectar. All was well.

IS T’Pol psychotic?

Will she adjust to the human presence in her mind?

Is that presence real, or imagined?

Any guesses?

Come back tomorrow for another 100 word installment, or visit the fanfiction.net series link!

 

Posted in Challenges and Contests, Enterprise fan fiction, Flash Fiction Pieces, Just for Fun!, Story a Day May Challenge, Writers' Resources, Writing in Freedom, Writing Samples

“What’s the Catch?” #StoryADay May; Day Twenty-Eight

Story A Day May 28’s prompt is from StoryADay creator Julie Duffy.

The Prompt:

  • Write a story with a Cinderella structure.

Standard disclaimer. I don’t own them, I don’t profit from them, but they insist on telling me their stories, so I’m sharing them with you.

Prompt Words from my local NaNoWriMo group list:

  • Therapy

  • future

  • trap

  • authority

  • impartial

  • theory

  • vanish

  • subdued

  • married

  • Taboo

  • Stakeout

  • Withdrawl

  • Entropy

  • Vacuum

  • Antidote

  • Residue

“What’s the Catch?”

“What about the stakeout?”

“It was a good theory…”

“Damn! It’s a damned vacuum, and I’m trapped! My whole future is on NX-01. Now it could all vanish. Sorry.”

“Go ahead. Get mad, Trip. It’s good therapy; you’re too subdued lately.”

“There’s no antidote for this entropy, Cap’n.”

“Lieutenant Tucker.”

“Soval?”

“I request the Captain’s withdrawal.”

“Why?”

“Speaking openly on this matter is taboo.”

“See you later, Trip.”

“Well?”

“I have the authority to clear you.”

“What’s the catch?”

There was a menacing residue in Soval’s answer.

“I require the complete truth regarding your encounter with this young woman.”

Where is this conversation happening?

Who was on the stakeout, and why?

Will Trip tell what he knows about his Vulcan Surprise Package?

Any guesses?

Come back tomorrow for another 100 word installment, or visit the  fanfiction.net series link!