Daily Archives: May 21, 2014

Downward Pressure

Not to knock Julie Andrews,
but I remember this version best

It’s Wednesday and thus time for two of my favorite things: WIPpets and ROW80 Check-ins.*  Let’s go first with a…

ROW80 Check-in

Status quo describes things since last Wednesday.  While I (once again) did not make a Sunday post, I did get a post up on Monday….  not ROW80 related.  Writing has been a bit less consistent, maintaining an every other day pace as opposed to daily, but I have also had twice the driving around, more than twice the school-related events, some medical, some family…  May has been insanely busy and emotionally taxing.

ROW80LogocopyThings have begun to settle… just in time for JuNoWriMo.  I’m both looking forward to it and dreading it.  I’m just not feeling the fire.  I’m feeling weary and emotionally drained, and not at all in shape for any pre-WriMo prep.

Looks like I’m winging things this year.  :-/


Another brief piece today, two paragraphs (5 for the month – 2+1 for the date)… once again from (oh, heck, call it what it what I have for years) Phuque Ewe (also called the Unnamed Story).

Sometimes it feels like I’m dragging this along intentionally.  I’m not….  though my characters are.  Yes, this point of the story involves a sex scene, and yes, I have some trepidation about posting something so intimate online.  However, that’s not why the scene seems full of prevarication and hesitance; it’s Atyr and ‘Listii .  It is written this way to “show” how these two respond to each other (and the world)  and not “tell”.

He smiled. “Never assume that a waif like you can keep me down, Atyr. Especially certain parts of me,” he added as his grip on her eased enough to let her drift toward his hips. Amused by the arousal she’d encouraged in him, he wondered if he might not support her there solely on tender touches and kisses.

If only, he thought as he let her slide to her feet before the uncomfortable downward pressure of her weight on him discouraged further thoughts of intimacy. Once she was standing in front of him, he finally finished ridding himself of his underwear and depositing it on the chair.

So a question…  Should I post a larger snippet next week?  Being the 28th, larger numbers are easy to come by.

And lastly, another song…  one that fits this story so very, very well.

Led by K.L. Schwengel at My Random Muse, #WIPpet writers post pieces of a draft (Work In Progress) that somehow relate with the date for fun and discussion. Feel free to comment and visit other #WIPpeteers here. We love the company.

(*Disclaimer: I really do like both these things, but they aren’t actually in my “Favorite Thing” list, just in my “Really Enjoy” list.  😀 )