Our new home is a bit… out of the way. The park was built on a hill, about a quarter of the way into a canyon. We’re not completely out in the boonies – there is a shopping center with a Walmart, Michael’s, and Home Depot about 10 minutes away – but there are times, like this morning, when it’s raining and the clouds are low enough to touch the tops of the hills around us that it feels like we’re in a different world.
We’re slowly getting unpacked here. We finally located the rest of my sewing things today and brought them into the house – just in time to get started on some orders. I had four orders come in in the span of a 24 hour period. It’s pretty exciting, since one of my goals is to get my little etsy store really going.
My other goal, to write more, has failed so far. I had planned to write when the boyo was sleeping, but currently he’s in the middle of this kick where he doesn’t want to take his afternoon nap, and his morning nap is usually spent discussing household things with my husband before he has to leave for work. Then, when the boyo finally passes out at night, I pop open the computer, and my words fail me. I think I got so used to writing at work on breaks and such, that my brain doesn’t know what to do now that I’m at home all the time.
So, for this week’s WIPpet Wednesday, I’m going to share a snippet from a short story that I started a couple of years ago. The plan was that it would tie into The Descendant’s series, but it was abandoned when the story and names of the characters changed. Still, I might keep some of the lines from it to use later.
Since today is September 16th, here are 5 lines (16-9=5)
Not for the first time Vivian felt a pang of homesickness. She pushed it away as quickly as it came though, and wiped the tears from her cheeks. She had learned, over the months, that there was no room for homesickness on this journey of theirs. If you gave into your emotions you became distracted, an easy target. You had to stay sharp and focused in order to survive the mess they were in.
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