He Plans

MjAxNC04ZjBlYTU5ZmNiZjdiZjY4Summer! It FINALLY feels like Summer.  YEEAAASSSSS!

I just done with a dip in the pool (chilly, but invigorating!). The sun is shining brightly, and drying off on the deck felt magnificent. Now… inside, I’m looking out my office window at the crows eating their dog food (we have a sweet pair of them) and getting ready for a day of dentist, Pokémon Go, library, more probably Pokémon Go (given I’ll have the Boodle with me) and then Shakespeare in the Park at Saratoga.

Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?  It’s going to be a lot of running around, but I’m looking forward to it.  Of course, it’s easier to look forward to some chaos when I know I have the choice to actually stay home tomorrow. 😉

Before that, it’s WIPpet Time!

I’m returning to the Unnamed Story this week (since it’s the last thing I wrote anything new in).  This scene comes a bit after the one where Atyr joins in the lesson her son, Vantosa (Vant), was teaching (and being graded on for his teaching technique).  Now class is over and the teachers (and guest) are settling back at a local watering hole to discuss how things went.

Story language to know: milsha — Mom/Mother; usually with affection

May I offer you three paragraphs, for the 3rd of August?

Vant grunted at his ale. “Plans on ‘training’ me for years, he does. Or so he thinks. Didn’t you tell me there was an admin job open at biatha Mælana, Milsha?”

Atyr wasn’t sure if she dared get involved, but since Vant was right that a position had opened at the Attroniian Academy, she nodded. “Not that I remember telling you anything of the sort, scamp.”

“Must have seen it when I was reading the posts then.” He winked at her.

Vant really is one of my favorite characters.  He takes after his father in that way—both his fathers really (though that’s a story for another time).

If you had fun here, why not head over to the WIPpet linky and visit our other creative writers.  And while you’re at it, feel free to wave an extra “Hi” (and share some cheer) with Emily Witt our WIPpet wrangler extraordinaire!

And lastly, for those of you who came here for the…

ROW80 Check-in

I’ve not done much these past few days.  Mostly I’ve read books by Albert Camus.  I have some David Foster Wallace in the queue for today’s reading.  And I got some writing done on (yet) another draft of that Sponsor Post!  I even think I might have found something that works… *crosses fingers*

A bit behind on my typing, on track for most everything else.  Oh, and no “new” craft works read… unless one counts the translators’ notes for the various Camus stories.

There’s plenty of time though this week to get back on track, and I’m ready to go! (hmm, should I have said that?  Don’t want to give Fate any ideas…)

15 responses to “He Plans

  1. Hahahahahaha! Oh, man. I’m laughing because of years of watching my husband prepare for teacher evaluations. He’s now an administrator (technically, he teaches teachers how to teach, LOL). This reminds me of one or two conversations we’ve had over the years. 🙂


    • Ah… So your husband is effectively doing Lan’s job. Does he have students like Vant (likely!)… ones who really love teaching but feel the need to thumb their nose at authority whenever possible?

      Glad the scene rang true. 😀


  2. Ooh, he’s a cheeky one. 🙂


  3. I hope he doesn’t give up teaching and move into admin. That would be like giving up.
    Like your snippet.
    Shalom aleichem,


  4. I like running around like crazy better, too, when I get a day to recover from it right after. 😛 How did the Shakespeare in the Park go? I haven’t been to a Shakespeare festival in years.

    Vant and his mom are cute together in this scene. I love the bit of teasing.

    And now I want to know what you mean by “both his fathers.”

    I have to congratulate you. Usually when you haven’t met many of your goals yet, you’re disappointed in yourself. This time, you took it totally in stride, focused on what you did accomplish, and told us about all the cool things you had planned. 🙂


    • Shakespeare was wonderful. It wasn’t so much a festival, just an evening performance. But it was a lot of fun! We go because the Boodle is a huge fan of the Bard. Right now he’s reading The Tempest and wants to go and see that someday. If we ever get a chance to bring him to England, the Globe will have to be in our itinerary.

      Most everything with Vant comes with a bit of teasing… part of his being one of the Hastor family, I think.

      As for both his fathers… well, someday I might explain that. But for right now, major spoilers.

      And thank you… it’s a bit of the bi-polar thing, I fear you are complimenting me on though, nothing I actually did on purpose. Not that I’m complaining… Good things are good things. And it was an awesome day. Yesterday was pretty awesome too, though it wasn’t at all the restful time I’d planned for. But there are different levels of busy, and this was a more comfortable busy.

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  5. Vant sounds like a fun one!


  6. I like Vant already (have we met him before or is this the first time?). This is a cute little mother-son moment, I enjoyed it a lot.


    • I may have introduced Vant before (not sure, and it would take a lot to look), but more likely I introduced someone else in his family. Glad you enjoyed the piece, Emily.


  7. Shakespeare was awesome – we would have gone back for Much Ado, but Lise and I slept through it!

    Some weeks are for goals. Some are for Other Things.

    I do like Vant and Atyr together. And I think I know about both his fathers, but I will speak it not. =)


    • I slept through Much Ado too. :-/ Guess it just wasn’t meant to be. And really, there are all sorts of events out and about… the thing is to just get involved in them. I sent you a recent list of things Shakespeare I’ve discovered happening the next few weeks, if you’re interested.

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