#WIPpet Wednesday - Tabula Rasa (Washing Her Hair) #amwriting #lgbtqia

WIPpet numbers for 11th October, 2017:
11 paragraphs for the 11th :)

from Tabula Rasa

WIPpet Context:
Another snippet from Tabula Rasa (Gray Fisher #2).

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 WIPpet snippet follows on from the previous snippet. Rob’s with his grown-up niece, Lois; they’re spending the afternoon together.

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“I’m gonna take you out somewhere special while I’m here,” he said. “Belated birthday treat—”

“You don’t have to,” Lois interjected.

“I want to. Not tonight, though.”

“Why? What are you up to tonight?”

“Only the pub. You can tag along if you like.”

“On one of your lads’ nights out? Think I’ll give it a miss, thanks.”

“Your loss.”

“Dodgy lager and pool followed by an even dodgier kebab…”

“How can you possibly refuse?”

“Like this: no, thank you, Uncle Rob. I’m washing my hair. But you can have one for me.”

“I’ll hold you to that,” Rob said sincerely. His relationship with Lois was back to how it used to be, and that was definitely worthy of celebration.
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WIPpet Wednesday is a blog hop where authors share from their current works in progress - expertly organised/hosted by Emily Wrayburn - 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

Thanks for reading
Deb x


  1. Love this interaction between them. This is a nice moment. :)

  2. Ha! I love this interaction. I think I'm with Lois on this one.

    Is it wrong that every time I see the bit about the romantic relationships not being between Gray and Rob, I think, "Hm...that would make some quality satire." (I know, I know...the story isn't made for that. But it still amuses me.)

    1. LOL. Given it took 44k to get them in the same place at the same time...it would be a very long satire! :D

  3. Their banter is so very natural. Love it! And I'm with AM, Lois is best to bow out. Some things are best left to others.

    1. Oh, I don't know. Beer and drunken pool could be fun! ;)

  4. Love this conversation between Rob and Lois :)


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