My husband and I are pretty big pluviophiles. We love rain and cold weather, and if it were feasible for us to move somewhere where there was more of both (I’m looking at you Washington) we would be there in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, after the severe drought we’ve had for the past couple of years, the hills around our house aren’t exactly fond of wet weather. After all the rain we’ve had for the past week or so, they decided to give up the ghost, and we found ourselves blocked in on either side by mudslides on Sunday afternoon.
We’re fine. Where our home is located is actually pretty safe. But for about 48 hours, we were trapped while Cal Trans and the local PD dug the road out from underneath all the dirt and rocks. We took a hike over to a hill next to our park that looks down through the valley, and we counted at least four or five spots where the hillside had given way. Rumor is that further on down the road things were just as bad, if not worse, but we haven’t had a reason to go that way so I can’t say if that’s true or not.
Anywho, last week I mentioned I wasn’t able to get much writing done since we had to make some changes to Boyo’s schedule to help him adjust to graduating to a toddler bed. Well, shortly after posting that, I discovered the trick that allowed me to get a little bit more writing time in.
In particular, this one video on YouTube featuring a character called Bob the train and the alphabet. Ever since he has started really really talking, Boyo has been obsessed with his letters and numbers. Plus, he loves trains, so he’s easily entertained for a good 30 minutes or so while the video plays. And then we have fun drawing and practicing them. In addition to that, when his therapists come to work with him, I can usually sneak away to the bedroom for a bit once I’m done catching up on chores.
So that’s been nice.
So far I’ve whittled away more on that fanfic that just won’t let me go. I’ve also worked a bit on The Undying Ones. I managed to get through the troublesome scene… and straight into another one. Thankfully it’s not as difficult as the last one, but, oh man, is it trying. Despite the bumps though, I am really liking how it’s turning out.
Anywho, it’s Wednesday, which means that it’s time for another WIPpet snippet!
This scene takes place after Mattie’s run in with the guards. The villager she spotted from the bridge, Liam, is stuck in a jam himself. Though, he’s lucky – his is just a bad dream.
Since today is the 25, here are 7 sentences (2+5=7) from his dream.
But it was too late, for the woman had already lunged up to grab Liam. He could feel the press of her teeth against his skin, followed by the stinging pain as they broke through the surface of his skin. His blood pulsed out of him with every beat of his heart. He cried out in shock, and pushed her away, but she was far stronger than himself. Her fingers dug into his arms, and when he attempted to kick her away, she shoved him against the wall of her cage and pinned him there. Even though a part of him knew it was futile, he continued to fight back, twisting first one way and then the other, stomping on her feet, and biting her ear – the only part of her face he could reach. Her blood filled his mouth, thick and sweet.
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