Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaborative article is Forest. [More info]
“No traveler, whether a tree lover or not, will ever forget his first walk in a sugar-pine forest. The majestic crowns approaching one another make a glorious canopy, through the feathery arches of which the sunbeams pour, silvering the needles and gilding the stately columns and the ground into a scene of enchantment.” ~ John Muir
Photo by Tobias Tullius
tl; dr: #CleanWIP theme for Monday, December 9 is FOREST— CleanWIP Magazine (@cleanwip) December 9, 2019
Long version: We’re playing hashtag games to find authors who prefer the clean end of the spectrum & highlight their teasers for readers who love them.
Longest version: https://t.co/Oj6maiYSYB #amReading #amWriting pic.twitter.com/4dRaSrMKcW
#CleanWIP (Theme FOREST)— Katy Huth Jones (@KatyHuthJones) December 9, 2019
They came upon an unfamiliar forest path. How long had they been riding? The exhausted horse heaved, and Nelwina felt an unaccustomed twinge of guilt for misusing the poor animal.
In less time than it took for tears to dry, a cluster of women and children stepped into the shade of the trees, followed by mules carrying supplies. The soft floor and woody walls of the #forest absorbed muffled crying. Most left behind a father, husband, or brother. #cleanWIP— ML Farb (@FarbMl) December 9, 2019
The family asked me to do the eulogy for my lifelong friend. I feared I’d break down. I made it to the end; I turned to his shadow, draped coffin, “Sundance, may you fish in heavenly blue waters and hunt in the forest of green.”— John Wilde (@WriterJohnWilde) December 9, 2019
A sea of tears began to flow. #MuseMon #Cleanwip
#CleanWIP He’d nearly reached them. He dropped down below the #forest canopy, torn between making a suitably discreet approach and terror that the witch might be in the very act of cutting out Yuliya’s heartroot.— Corinna Turner (@CorinnaTAuthor) December 9, 2019