Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaborative article is What. [More info]
~ Scott R. Rezer ~
WIP—The Haberdasher’s Wife:
“You—in love?” he said, chuckling again. He held her by the arms and kissed her brow. “I didn’t think you, of all people, were interested in love, Johanna. I thought you had devoted yourself to the life of a spinster.”
His words struck her like a slap across her cheek. It stung, but immediately she wondered if it was true. She had never considered it. Had twenty-eight years of turning away proposals, hardened her heart to reality of love? Did she even know what the love between a man and a woman was—or had she mistaken the playful games of romantic rendezvouses and secret trysts she and Friedrich had enjoyed for the last six months as love?
“A spinster, am I now?” She pulled him down again to her mouth and kissed him more passionately than she ever had before, her breath quickening with each prolonged moment.
tl; dr: #CleanWIP theme for Monday, March 16: WHAT— CleanWIP Magazine (@cleanwip) March 16, 2020
Long version: We’re playing hashtag games to find authors who prefer the clean end of the spectrum & highlight their works & teasers for readers who love them.
Longest version: https://t.co/Oj6maiYSYB #amReading #amWriting pic.twitter.com/xv4nfU9xX0
“What did you make?” Nikolai asked. “Something chocolate?”— Emily Yager (@TheEmilyYager) March 16, 2020
“No, Honey mousse.”
“Ugh, again.” Her brother groaned. “Two nights in a row. Honestly. Why can’t you enjoy normal desserts like brownies and ice cream?”#CleanWIP #WIP #vss365
“What else did Walter say?”— Jessica Marie Holt — Author (@Jessica06311722) March 16, 2020
“Just that he was sorry, and he never meant no real harm.”
“You believe that?”
Pa shrugged. “Hard to know what’s really in a man’s heart.”
Louis nodded. He thought he knew what was in Walter’s heart, once. But things were different now. #CleanWIP
#CleanWIP Half-Price Bride: “If you don't tell your sister, I will.”— Laurean Brooks (@Laurean2) March 17, 2020
Her words sounded like a threat. Why didn't Emily's brother defend her?
His voice boomed, “Louise, I won't stand for it!”
Emily's grip tightened on the envelope. Answering the dentist's ad was her only solution
Lately, he’d begun to daydream about the high green hills that stretched up behind Sir William’s School for Boys, and what dewey isolation he’d found there the time or two he’d been degenerate enough to creep out of the school before sunrise.#CleanWIP— Katelyn Buxton (@KBuxtonBooks) March 17, 2020