Hi all you WIPpeteers! It’s that time of the week when we share a snippet of our current work in progress.
For my contribution I’m sharing an excerpt from an earlier part of my WIP Reunion. So we’re travelling back in time a little to an earlier scene where my MC Anna and her best friend Melissa have gone to the school reunion. They’ve just seen their old friends Lizzie and Rachel who they fell out with (over a boy, what else?) and who they haven’t seen since they left school.
Seeing as it’s the 7th August today I’ve done a bit of maths again (which is amazing for me cos I hate maths!). I’m giving you 7+8 (for the 7th August) = 15 lines from chapter 2, again I’ll say it’s for the year!! I’m not cheating, honest, seeing as it’s 2013. 🙂 Anyway, here you go. Hope you enjoy. (Oh and by the way, yes I admit I’ve stolen the banner for WIPpet Wednesday from Emily Witt. I hope she’ll forgive me! Go and check out her site. It’s great!)
‘Anna!’ She turned to see Lizzie and Rachel standing there. Melissa had turned around too and for a moment the four school friends said nothing, just remained standing there staring at each other. Anna’s old friends still looked much the same, but a little older. They were every bit as beautiful and stylish as when they were at school together. Both of them were tall and slim, but where Lizzie was fair, Rachel was dark.
Lizzie had her beautiful blonde hair arranged in a half up half down style, with wisps gently clinging to her face. Rachel’s hair was the opposite. Her hair was so dark it was almost black, but where once it was long, hanging down her back, now it was cut into a chic bob. Anna recalled her envy of them when they were here at Mayfield Secondary together. She had often felt how unattractive she was compared with these two statuesque beauties.
‘You’re looking well, Anna,’ Rachel said.
‘She means you look beautiful,’ Lizzie said. Rachel rolled her eyes. Anna swallowed a laugh.
If you would like to get involved with WIPpet Wednesday all you have to do is post an excerpt of whatever you’re working on writing-wise on your blog. The only rule is that it has to relate in some way to the date. You can be creative like me and use a bit of maths to help it all fit. Or do something simpler like 7 paragraphs from chapter 8. Then add your name to this linky. Thank yous go to the lovely K.L. Schwengel for hosting.