WIPpet numbers for 26th July, 2017:
20+17 – 26 = 11 paragraphs
from Tabula Rasa
from Tabula Rasa
Another snippet from Tabula Rasa (Gray Fisher #2)—I’ve still got little idea of where the story is going.
This novel follows on from The WAG and The Scoundrel, featuring two former undercover police officers, Gray Fisher and Rob Simpson-Stone. Their investigations relate to white-collar crimes (fraud, embezzlement, etc.), and there are also romantic relationship story arcs (however, not between Gray—who is gay, and Rob—who is straight).
This snippet follows on from directly the previous snippets—the first line is Rob’s, and he’s taking a phone call from ‘Jock’. Just in case: bought a gaff = bought a house; still got flat feet? = are you still a police officer?
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“How’re you doing, man?”
Rob caught the microsecond pause before Jock—aka Corporal Harry ‘Jocky’ Wilson—answered, “Yeah, I’m doing all right. You?”
“I’m doing great. I thought you were still OS.”
Jock barked out a laugh. “Where the hell have you been? I’ve been back five years. Forty-five and retired. Not bad, eh? Bought a gaff down Brighton way. The kids hate it, of course.”
“Still just the two?” Rob remembered Jock’s second kid only because he was born the day after Lucas—eight years ago.
“Yeah. You had any more?”
“No, unfortunately. Zoë and I got a divorce.”
“Sorry to hear that.”
“Cheers.” Rob braced for the question of what had happened—it was the first thing most people asked when he told them.
“So…still got flat feet?”
Rob chuckled, relieved to be let off the hook so easily. “Ask me again in five hours. I’m just heading out for my leaving do.”
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