#WIPpet Wednesday – July 25, 2018

Hello and welcome to WIPpet Wednesday, a blog hop wherein writers share an excerpt from their current WIP that somehow relates to the date.  To join in, simply click the blue linky up there to the right.

I hit 10k on Camp NaNo last night, and only have 2000 words to go to hit my goal for the month. I’m really pleased that I got there, even though I still honestly don’t know how the story ends. Blah. Hopefully that will come to me soon.

I’ve also decided that maybe this story isn’t set in this world? It’s not going to be fantasy exactly, but i like not being beholden to exact historical timelines and geography. So effectively what I did with A More Complicated Fairytale, maybe that’s my style and I should always set out with something like that.


For the WIPpet this week, I added the 2 and the 5 together and I have seven lines for you. This comes fairly soon after my last WIPpet. Alex has not long found his father dead in the circus ring. Ria saw his death in a vision and had hoped to get there in time to help, but it had already happened by then. Things are complicated for him and Ria because he reneged on his own marriage proposal after his father threatened to disinherit him if he went ahead. Ria left the circus at that point and this is the first time they’ve seen each other since.

He looked up as Anna and I entered the tent. It took him a moment to register who I was. When he did, he dropped his cup. The liquid splashed all over his lap and the floor. The cup was made of metal and just bounced along the ground and then rolled before coming to a stop. Alex barely seemed to notice and I wondered whether he’d been holding the cup for so long that the tea had gone cold.

“Ria?” His voice cracked as he said my name.

I went towards him and knelt in front of him, taking his hands in mine.

“I’m so sorry,” I said. “I wish I’d got here in time.”


P. S. If you’re interested, I still talk about what I’m reading over on my other blog every Wednesday. You can read today’s here.


Published by Emily Wrayburn

She/Her. Writer. Reader. Blogger. Theatre nerd.

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