Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaborative article is Sugar. [More info]
tl; dr: #CleanWIP theme for Thursday, July 9: SUGAR— CleanWIP Magazine (@cleanwip) July 9, 2020
Long version: We’re playing hashtag games to find authors who prefer the clean end of the spectrum & highlight their words for readers who love them.
Longest version: https://t.co/Oj6maiYSYB #amReading #amWriting pic.twitter.com/ISleIlOkJd
From the newly-released, The Haberdasher’s Wife by Scott R. Rezer.
He led her to the counter, where she waited; she glanced over the assorted baked goods in the display case while he assembled her order. A few moments later, he returned. The divine scent of the warm cinnamon and sugar wafted up from the package as he fastened it with a length of twine. He leaned over the wooden counter, pretending to brush off some imaginary crumbs with a cloth. “I included a few krapfen for you and your mother. A treat for New Year’s.”
Josefa giggled like a schoolgirl. “You will make us both very fat with your generosity, Herr Trinkaus, if you insist on adding treats to my order every time I come in here.”
“Indulge me, fräulein, and consider it a favor to an old man,” he said, winking. “I have little to delight in beyond seeing the joy it brings you.”
#CleanWIP Half-Price Bride: Emily adjusted her bonnet as she perused the shelves stacked with canned goods, the sacks of flour and sugar, a barrel of pickles, and inhaling the scents of fabric, peppermint candy, leather, and pipe tobacco.— Laurean Brooks (@Laurean2) July 11, 2020
"Texas is much warmer than Tennessee."
“Jo didn’t you just buy a bag of #sugar?” Dima called from the kitchen.— Emily Yager (@TheEmilyYager) July 9, 2020
“Yes, it’s in the spice cabinet.”
“I’m looking in there. It’s not here.”
Inessa Jo stopped on her way by. Her brother staring into the open cabinet. She reached around him. Took out the sugar.#CleanWIP
#CleanWIP— Katy Huth Jones (@KatyHuthJones) July 9, 2020
The domestic bliss between Jason and Catriona was too much for Nelwina to bear. She hadn’t remembered his sugary endearments nor her doe-eyed admiration. She’d expect such behavior from newlyweds, but not a busy lord and lady with a young, active child.