WIPpet Wedneday: How Had He

MjAxNC04ZjBlYTU5ZmNiZjdiZjY4No huge post today (that’s all happening over at The Garden of Delights where I’m doing my check-ins for the ROW80, IWSG, etc.).  Today is just a short, and hopefully sweet WIPpet from my Swan Song Series books that I chose because it also fits the RWA Kiss of Death Chapter‘s Twitter prompt for the day of “Old”.

Super easy maths for the day. It’s the 3rd day, so I’m giving you three sentences.

Instead of looking back out the window, Alanii watched his mother’s hands, marveling at the way her fingers had taken on the wrinkled and forever bent shape of hawthorn branches….. How had he not noticed the gray in her hair nor the hollowing of her cheeks? Surely only yesterday she’d been up and running about their home with twice the vigor and glow of youth that many of the fosterlings in her care showed.

I sincerely hope you enjoyed that.  Now why not head over to the WIPpet linky and visit some our other awesome members?  Emily, thank you so very much for graciously hosting this blog hop.


9 responses to “WIPpet Wedneday: How Had He

  1. Awesome snippet! I am intrigued!


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  3. This is a great snippet. 🙂

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  4. Nice little mystery in so few words. Good stuff.


    • It’s not too much of a mystery… Alanii is your average teenager. He’s been so absorbed in his own “stuff” he’s just starting to look around and see that other people have been living their lives too. But now that he’s paying attention… now things are going to get interesting. 🙂


  5. I really enjoyed the description in this. Hawthorn gave me a great mental picture of her hands.


    • Thanks! It was an image that came to me when I was picking hawthorn berries in England this past spring. some of the branches just had that knotted, almost crippled look of badly arthritic fingers…

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