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.We’re led by the capable fingers and nimble mind of Emily Witt.
Oh, it’s Wednesday…and it has been for many hours. Yup, I’m running late today – I’ve got lots going on this week, and I’m making incremental progress. Hopefully, I can get this post up before midnight…
Toward that end, I’m going to dive right with another snippet from Donovan Nash‘s opening scene in Sea Changes.
Donovan is one of my favorite Kifo Island characters. He had a major supporting role in both of my previously drafted Kifo stories. Now, he gets his own (well, shared with Karina, and maybe Ava, but still, he’s finally the star he was always meant to be!)
For those who’ve forgotten, or are new to this story, here’s the premise:
In advocating for a dying girl seeking emancipation from controlling parents, can an overburdened young woman and a lonely young man find a future together?
This passage is NaNo rough. My plan is to begin creating a revision plan within the next few months. That said, any input is gratefully accepted!
- Today is April 20, 2016
- I‘ve got six sentences today; I added the digits of the day, then added them to the month (4+2=6).
Context: Donovan and Ava are getting acquainted as a prelude to a possible working relationship. Here, we learn a little more about Ava’s reasons for coming alone to Kifo. She’s mentioned that her parents had her in treatment most of the last few years, “for her own good”. We pick up from there.
“No Amount of Chemo”
“But you don’t agree with them.” It was clear in her tone, and her expression, but Donovan had learned that what seemed clear wasn’t always true, or even close to it. And, even if it was, it might not be the whole story. Could a girl her age even know the whole story?
“I’m dying. There’s no amount of chemo or radiation that’s going to change that.”
ls Ava dying?
Will chemo or radiation help save her life?
Who should decide that?
Some of these questions may be answered – and others will certainly be posed- next week, so be sure to come back then to learn more of Donovan’s story.
To read Donovan’s scene in its entirety, just follow the links:
Still Nameless (includes link list for Karina’s scene, as well)
And now, a friendly reminder:
I know some of you love my Star Trek: Enterprise fan fiction. This month, for the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge, I’m giving in to T’Pol and Trip who are demanding I give them some much-needed attention. You can read the newest batch here:
Or, if those aren’t enough, you can visit my fanfiction.net account, and find extended versions of each story. Yup! After years of dreaming about sharing my passion, and many years more than that of hiding it shame-facedly, my Trek stories are making their way out there in the big wide world! =)
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