#WIPpet Wednesday - Goth of Christmas Past - A Morning After #amwriting #lgbtqia

WIPpet numbers for 6th December, 2017:
6 + 12 = 18 sentences from Goth of Christmas Past

WIPpet Context:
I’ve not had much time to write so far this month. To Be Sure is out tomorrow—part of Never Too Late, which is a collection of nine stories featuring LGBT+ characters aged 50+.

Anyway…I’m still snipping Goth of Christmas Past. The pictured cover is NOT the cover, which is finished, but I’m keeping it to myself for now. :)

In this snippet, Krissi is lying in bed, pretending to be asleep, and her parents are talking just outside her door.

* * * * *
“She’s asleep,” her mum said at a slightly lower than normal volume but still loud enough that she’d know Krissi could hear.

“What time did she get home?” That was Kris.

“Half past three.”

No way…

“She’s not going to want to come with us, is she?”

“We could postpone it until next week.”

This was grossly unfair. She thought she was probably still drunk, never mind hungover, and really tired. So no, she didn’t want to go with them, wherever they were going.

“But they might find another home before then,” Kris said, maxing out on the sadness factor.

“There’ll be others,” her mum consoled, also laying it on thicker than the chocolate spread Krissi used to plaster on bread when she got home from school. She still refused to take the bait.

“Yes, you’re right. It’s not as if he’s the last Labrador in the world…”

Krissi shot out of bed and sprinted across her room, staggering as she flung the door open. “Whoa!” She gripped the doorframe for balance. “Labrador?”

* * * * *

What is WIPpet Wednesday?

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. Just what someone with a decided hangover needs - puppy breath in their face.

    I really like this.

    1. Urgh. Imagine! :o

      I'm pleased you like it. :)

  2. Haha! Well, that certainly got her up. :)

    1. It did! :D I fear she may regret it later.

  3. Hahaha! That's some quality parenting there. That'll teach her not to come home late and drunk. :)

    1. :D I'm enjoying seeing Shaunna and Kris through Krissi's eyes. They do quite well, considering.

  4. Her parents clearly have her number, don't they? This was cute. Though, I suspect Krissi is going to regret her impetuous behavior....

  5. That would definitely get me up and moving too!


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