#WIPpet Wednesday - The Making Of Us (Purple) #amwriting

WIPpet numbers for 22nd March, 2017!
(2017/22)*3=275 (rounded to a whole number) words from The Making Of Us (Checking Him Out Book Four)

WIPpet Context:
Another snippet from The Making Of Us. You can read the others here.

The Making Of Us is the fourth book in the Checking Him Out series, but it’s a stand-alone story about friendship, love and romance—LGBTQIA, with the emphasis on the B, Q and I.

The main characters are Jesse and Leigh, who first appeared in Taking Him On (Book Two), which is Noah and Matty’s story.

The Making Of Us is first-person, told from Jesse’s perspective.

In this snippet, Jesse and Leigh are about to go on their first (kind of) date.

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Leigh came into the living room, shoving stuff into the pockets of their…blue? pants. Whatever colour they were, Leigh’s shirt appeared to be the same shade, over which was a striped waistcoat. Probably not blue and yellow. Baseball boots had replaced the Doc Martens of the past few days.

“Blisters from hell, mate,” Leigh explained.


Leigh nodded and opened their mouth to say more, but got cut off by Sol’s exclamation of, “Good God. I’ll go find my sunglasses, shall I?”

Leigh rolled their eyes but then looked doubtful. “It’s not too bright, is it?”

“Not for me,” I said, although I was also curious enough to come clean. “I’m colour blind.”

“Are you?”

“Not completely. I mean, I can tell your pants are blue.”

“Purple,” Leigh and Sol said together.

“OK.” I laughed. “And your shirt’s purple, too?”

“Yep. Have a guess at the waistcoat.” Leigh was clearly enjoying this.

“Well…” I squinted, like that would make any difference. “It looks blue and yellow to me, so I’m gonna go with purple and…green?”

“Almost.” Leigh pointed to the stripes in turn. “Red, green, red, purple, green, pink, green, red, purple.”

“Wow, that’s a lot of colours.”

“I can change if it’s too much.”

“No! It’s not. You look great.” Blue and yellow or all those other colours they’d said, they really did.

“So, I’m guessing you can’t tell what colour my hair is?” Leigh speculated.

“Um…purple, by any chance?”

They grinned. “Got it in one.”

“I’m a quick study,” I said, returning the grin and feeling pretty pleased with myself. This was much more like the banter we’d had in the summer.
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Thanks for reading
Deb x


  1. I love the exchange between them.

    1. Thanks, Fallon. :) I'm glad Jesse finally found his tongue!

  2. Gah, they are impossibly cute together! And Sol...haha, just being himself, I see.

    1. I have no control over any of them, lol. So, yeah. Sol. I kind of miss him. I think I might need to crank up the caffeine so I can fit in another Sol/Adam novella (and yeah, I kind of have a cover already, sigh).


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