Wednesday, April 05, 2017

#WIPpet Wednesday - The Making Of Us (Face Time) #amwriting

WIPpet numbers for 5th April, 2017:

It's my ‘baby’ sister’s 40th birthday today! :)

247 words (7-2=5, and 4) 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.

This snippet starts with a private message from Leigh to Jesse.

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Hey Jesse. Hope your day’s going OK and you’re getting loads done. x

If I’d had my phone with me, I’d have got the message while I was in the waiting room.

Then, 11:30:
That was a mad lecture. Advanced maths? Call that advanced? Haha. x

Only I could fall for a number buff. I was OK at maths. Advanced maths? I didn’t even know what that was.

Next message, 13:00:
Eating lunch…wish you were here. x

Could a heart explode from swelling with love? Yeah, I was pretty sure it was love by now.

Final message, 16:10:
Are you ever coming online today? Pleeeeeaaaase? x

My face was stuck in a grin as I typed:
Hey Leigh. What you up to? x

. . .

Hold on. I’m calling you. x

Calling… Oh, shit. I dropped my phone in horror. Was I in a fit state to receive a call? Unlikely, but not much I could do about that now. I hit ‘accept’.

“Hi!” Leigh grinned at me.

“Hi.” Urgh. My hair was stuck up all over the place. I attempted to smooth it with my hand.

“Were you sleeping?”

“Y…no, actually. Why?” Silly question.

Leigh’s left—right? I couldn’t tell with the camera flip—eyebrow went up. “You suit the spiky look.” Left eyebrow: same side as their lip piercing.

I laughed, embarrassed but not. “D’you think?”

“Yeah! It’s very punk. Whatcha listening to?”

“Pink. The Truth About—” ha, that was apt “—Love.”
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Thanks for reading
Deb x


  1. Hahaha! Jesse is so sweetly goofy. Does he have a clue yet how much Leigh likes him? It seems obvious to me, but I'm not sure if he realizes it yet.

    1. He's a joy to write about. :) Yeah, he does know by this point - well, sort of. Knows but maybe doesn't quite believe it?

  2. I love Jesse. I agree with AM's description of sweetly goofy. Love it.

    1. Thanks, Fallon. I'm very pleased with how he's coming across on page (though not quite how I'd thought he would). :)

  3. Aaagghh, it's too adorable! I love them.