Is it just me or does WIPpet Wednesday come around faster and faster? Lol. Anyway I’m being kind again this week. I’m sharing a whole 30 lines from chapter 4 of my current WIP, which is tentatively titled Reunion, though I’m working to change it. One idea I had was ‘Reunion’s Meeting’. Any thoughts?
OK, on with the main event. I would have shared 29 lines (for the 29th January) but the excerpt makes more sense with the extra line. This week’s WIPpet takes place a while before last week’s just to confuse you. Anna is out jogging when she sees someone she’d much rather not…
Feeling unnerved she turned around. When she saw who it was she had an unpleasant surprise.
‘Will! What on earth are you doing here?’ she demanded before she could help herself, pulling out her earphones. She’d barely looked him in the eye at the reunion; now she saw him as if for the first time. He was tall, taller than she remembered, with dark eyes and short hair that curled gently around his temples. He would have been attractive, but his expression was conceited and smug.
‘I live here,’ he said in a matter-of-fact tone. ‘Well not here in this park,’ he added jokily, seeming to register her dumb-struck face.
‘You mean you live here, in Warston?’ Anna was unable to hide her incredulity. This was all she needed.
‘Yes, as I just said.’ He had an odd expression on his face, somewhere between a self-satisfied smile and a genuinely interested look. ‘Warston is a big city, Anna,’ he went on. ‘It’s not that surprising that we’ve never bumped into each other before.’
‘No thank goodness we never have,’ Anna blurted out unable to stop herself. She knew she shouldn’t be rude, but this was Will. After the way he’d treated her he didn’t deserve to be spoken to politely.
‘Well it’s nice to know that I’m still in your good books.’
Anna was surprised that underneath his sarcastic tone he sounded hurt. But she mentally shrugged off this thought. Will had put her through hell during her school years and the scars were still there. His hurt feelings weren’t worth worrying about.
‘Well I didn’t expect to see you here,’ she said, hearing her voice sound abrupt and cold. ‘But I doubt we’ll meet again. Like you say, Warston’s a big city.’ She turned to jog back down the hill.
‘Good luck then. You must have a lot of work to do on your novel. See you around.’
WIPpet Wednesday is open to anyone who has a piece of writing they’d like to share. If you want to join in, just post a bit of your writing that relates in some way to the date. Then add your name here. Thanks goes to K. L. Schwengel for hosting. 🙂