Welcome to WIPpet Wednesday, a weekly blog hop which encourages writers to move WIPs (works-in-progress) to publication by posting excerpts related to the date. It’s hosted by the lovely K.L. Schwengel, maven of bad boys, stock dogs, and flying monkeys! She’s our fearless shepherd…or something like that, anyway…
If any of them speak to you, let me know in the comments.
Disclaimer: I don’t own these characters or their franchise. Trip and T’Pol just demand that I write what they tell me to. I don’t cheapen that with money; this is all free!
There may or may not be spoilers for all kinds of things here. You’ve been warned; the choice is yours.
WIPpet Sorta- Math:
- Today is September 30, 2015.
- One opening paragraph for each day of the past WIPpet week (Thursday – Tuesday), with extras. Today’s prompt isn’t live yet; I’ll add it to next week’s WIPpet.
“Such a Sad Smile”(complete micro-story): September 24, 2015
“Halloween. Lizzie’s Sweet Sixteen party, and the groom never showed up – he was screwing her best friend. But she was so brave. She wore the dress and the veil, even threw the bouquet at midnight like they’d planned.Smiled all night, and never cried till everyone went home. Such a sad smile though- you remind me so much of her, sometimes, pepperpot. Both of you – toughing it out, while your hearts are broken and your souls shattered. Come here, let me hold you – both of you. Maybe hugs can’t make this better, but they can’t hurt, either.”
“She and I” September 24, 2015
“We’re no different, she and I.” A whisper, as a tear falls on the black and white of the hospital floor. Wave of sorrow, longing, sharp-edged grief …she’s being rolled under.
“If She’s Dead” September 24, 2015
The father stands in the shallow water, holding a small blonde child. She struggles, staring out at another blonde head as it breaks the water’s surface. The father sets the child on her feet. She runs to the boy, who sweeps her up, laughing, lifts her high, arms spread as though she’ll take flight. Then he kneels. They’re on the same level. The girl points out at the ocean, and he nods.
The Monstrous More September 25, 2015
He never would have guessed that she had a monster living inside her. Sure, he’d seen her passions, knew she could lose that famous Vulcan control of hers, even knew it was a hell of a lot more likely to happen when they were alone together.
“Are You Going to Eat That?” September 26, 2015
“Eat, meat, treat, feat, greet – “
Lost, Found, Lost: September 27, 2015
Trip didn’t understand. She’d hurt him, somehow, and that was something she didn’t understand. She wanted to go back, to tell him she would attend Movie Night with him, stay the night if he wished, that she had no desire to ever be apart from where he was, even for the space of a single breath, and that his inanimate engines could never need him the way that she did.
“We’d Better Hurry”: September 28, 2015
Trip had his hands full – of quietly trembling Vulcan, and all the things he felt for this maddening, frustrating, downright confusing woman. Less than six hours ago, she’d told him that she just plain didn’t have time for him. She was too busy with her precious Kir- whatever-the-hell-it-was-called to go to Movie Night with the likes of Charles Tucker the Third. Okay, not in those exact words, but her point was damned clear.
Too Close for Comfort: September 29, 2015
“What the hell happened to them, Phlox? Why is Trip in Vulcan robes?”
Too Close for Comfort (Alternate Version): September 29, 2015
Trip rolled over, and reached for her….and found only cool sheets, not her hotter-than-human body.
So, do you have a favorite among these openings?
Is there one (or more) that doesn’t work for you?
Do any of these make you want to read the next paragraph?
Tell me which you like (one, two, more,all) and, I will post the next paragraph in the comments. Multiple votes get multiple paragraphs, and you can comment on those, too,! I’m willing to post as many as you’re eager to read!
I want to know what makes you want to read more, and also if there’s something that turns you off. All of the openings are on the rough side.
And, in case you missed them:
I’m serializing one of my stories, “Mission Accomplished”, over at #8sunday. You can read the current snippet, “Vulcans Don’t Scowl”, now, and the next segment goes live just after midnight on Sunday. There’s also a list so you can catch up, if you’re coming in late.
And, starting next week, something new here, too. What is it, you ask? Well, come on back next Wednesday and find out for yourself – you’ll get no spoilers from me! =D