Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WIPpet Wednesday: "To the Wolves"

Happy Wednesday!

First, an announcement: Starting next week, a friend and I are starting a branch off of the WIPpeters, the WIPpet Wednesday: Christian Fiction Edition. I'll be using my weebly blog for this anyway, and I'll keep using this blog to keep up with the original WIPpets. So nothing really is changing, but I just wanted to mention that I'm doing this with the full support of our fearless leader KL, and I'll still be around here too.

And as for today, I'm posting a few paragraphs from page 28 of my WIP in honor of January 28. (Where does the time go?)


“I don’t mind taking the phone for the weekend.” Kennedy saw the tight worry lines around Carl’s eyes fade, and she knew she had made the right decision.

He frowned for just a second as he zipped up his windbreaker. “If you’re sure you’re comfortable. You can bring it back to me at church on Sunday so you won’t have to carry it around during the week. Besides, that means you don’t have an excuse to miss services. Oh, I forgot to give you Sandy’s number in case you need a ride.”

He reached down for a pen from a #1 Grandpa mug on his desk before Kennedy held up her hand. “That’s all right. I can look up her number from caller ID.”

He froze for a moment, his eyes wide, then he shook his head and shrugged. “You can do that? All right, well, are you sure you’re comfortable with the phone then? I didn’t mean to spring it on you so fast and then just throw you to the wolves.”

Kennedy laughed as she followed him out his office. “It’s just for two days. What’s could be so hard about that?”


Random Fact: Over the course a nine-month long-distance relationship, my husband-to-be and I spent the equivalent of 33 consecutive 24-hour days on the phone.

Blog Love: Huge thanks to K L Schwengel for hosting the WIPpet Wednesday blog hop, where authors post snippets from the current Works In Progress.


  1. Famous last words. Obviously, things are about to get very hard. :-) Intriguing. :-)

  2. "What could be so hard about that?" Hello. You just never throw that out to the universe like that. I'm thinking it's going to get interesting.

    And welcome to the sister group. :D Send me the link when you have it, I'll make sure to share.

  3. "What could be so hard about that?" Um...lots of things! Sounds like trouble's brewing.

    I liked the little touch about the coffee mug. Tiny detail, but it stood out to me.

  4. I liked the addition of the mug also - gave me a picture of who Carl is.

  5. Another one tickled by "What could be so hard about that?" Oh Kennedy, love, you have no idea what you just said...

  6. Hi! I new to WIPpet. Thought I'd spot by to see what's up and say hi.

    Hmmmm, sounds like interesting things a brewin' :-)

  7. ahh yeah, what could possibly go wrong! lol

    hubs and I spent a lot of time on Facetime when we were apart. =P