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Introducing David the Codependent Groom, ladies and gentlemen, who is perhaps understandably confused at being asked, by Viv, for his own personal opinion about which cake flavor he likes best:
“I don’t mind raspberries, if that’s what you want,” David said quickly.
“You hate raspberries,” said Jack, because enough was enough. “Remember the time the kid at YumGurt accidentally gave you a raspberry smoothie instead of strawberry?”
“Tossed his cookies?” Viv asked.
“And his shoes.”
“I only have to take one bite,” said David, looking more than willing to choke down a bushel if Kirsten said the word. “I’ll live.”
This was a fun scene to write—finding out that I’m not too sophisticated for bodily function humor has been artistically freeing in so many ways . . .
If any of you dropped by on Monday (go have a look, there’s a cool periodical chart of storytelling elements), I’ve decided to forge ahead with that unofficial half-Nano this month, which breaks down in 807 word a day, more or less, and adds up to a bit more family time than I managed last year. Plus, I’d kind of like to avoid scribbling words on a damp legal pad with one hand, while the other gropes inside a barely-thawed turkey for the half-frozen giblet-bag.
I mean, dedication is swell, but the swelling sort of went down after that.
Must’ve been the cold . . .