What is WIPpet Wednesday?
WIPpet Wednesday is a blog hop where authors share from their current works in progress - expertly organised/hosted by Emily Witt - and the excerpt has to relate to the date in some way. For links to other fabulous authors' WIPpets, visit: http://www.inlinkz.com/wpview.php?id=355404
Wednesday 12th October, 2016 (it still is somewhere...)
I hopped over to read A.M. Leibowitz's WIPpet post for this week, which is themed on 'coming out' in celebration of National Coming Out Day (11th October), and I thought...what a great idea! (Thanks, A.M.)
Of The Bauble is a festive short story. It begins with nineteen-year-old Kieran O'Sullivan taking a trip up to the attic to fetch the Christmas decorations and making an interesting discovery. This is the start of the scene after Kieran's adventure in the attic.
Here's the WIPpet:
She was a bit funny about some things, my mum. Like, for instance when she asked if Michelle Perkins was my girlfriend, and I told her I thought maybe I liked boys. She was cool with that. And later, when I told her I couldn't decide whether I liked boys or girls, she said, "You don't have to choose, sweetheart. You can like both."
So she was awesome with the big stuff on the one hand; on the other, she could be rigidly traditional about what I saw as the little things that didn't matter, like always wearing clean pyjamas, never putting ketchup on a Sunday roast, and eating fish on Good Friday, even though we weren't religious in any way at all. Then there were those traditional ‘just the family' occasions when the three of us spent time together, and friends were not welcome...like decorating the Christmas tree. Which was what we were doing tonight.
Thanks for reading!