#WIPpet Wednesday – June 19, 2019

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.

Hi! It’s been so long and it is technically Thursday, but I really wanted to join in on WIPpet Wednesday again, so here I am. This is a drive-by post. Mostly I’ve just continued writing away over the past several weeks, with breaks for uni, musical and illness. I’ll update in more detail next week.

For the WIPpet this week, I have 20 sentences (since I’m writing on the 20th, even though it’s still the 19th in most parts of the world). Due to props being left behind at the previous venue, there’s a gap in the circus that needs filling. As usual, this is first drafty as all get-out.

“We stepped into the tent. Jeremiah was busy writing at a table, but he looked up when we entered.

“Is your act ready?” he asked me without preamble.

“It’s… not perfected yet.”

“Have you got something you could do in tonight’s show?”


I wasn’t quite sure what I was hearing. Alex and I had decided to work out some patter for me to deliver. I still wasn’t entirely smooth when it came to picking up my violin and bow from the stand. Sometimes I still fumbled pulling the scarf out of my pocket.

“Yes, tonight’s! We have a gap in the show. You’re the only one I’ve got who can fill it for now.”

“Yes!” I said, and immediately wished I hadn’t. “I can do the show tonight.”

“Right then. It’s settled.”

Jeremiah went back to his writing, ignoring Lucy and me. We left the tent. I stopped outside, registering what I had just committed myself to.

Talk to you all soon!


Published by Emily Wrayburn

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

3 thoughts on “#WIPpet Wednesday – June 19, 2019

  1. Oh, man. I have made commitments when I wasn’t confident about it. Sometimes it’s gone okay, but sometimes it’s been a spectacular fail. I hope it’s the former here.


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