I asked on Facebook this week if anyone was even participating in WIPpet anymore. I have no idea. Those who I knew who were doing it, aren’t anymore. But I miss it so much. I thought I’d share a little from what I have been writing this whole month.
This is from Learning Love which is a May/December romance. This is when Becca, the soon-to-be love interest, means the ex-husband for the first time. It’s part of what made me absolutely fall in love with her character. She’s so strong in ways she doesn’t even know.
13 paragraphs for the year 20 – the month 7 = 13.
As she got closer to the door, Becca could hear a voice shouting through it.
“Kimberly, open up! Come to the fucking door. Seriously, Kimmie. Open the damn door.”
Becca pursed her lips and glanced around to make sure Kimberly wasn’t hiding in the kitchen or on the couch. She hesitantly stepped toward the door and peeked out the small glass window before unlocking it and opening it.
“Who the hell are you?” he shouted with wide eyes before trying to get around her.
Becca planted her feet firmly, refused to open the door any more, and would not move.
“Who the hell are you?” she countered back. “Don’t you think it’s a bit obnoxious to pound on a poor woman’s door until someone comes to answer it. Aren’t there better methods of getting someone’s attention rather than being a beast in a suit?”
She eyed him up and down, deciding right then and there she didn’t like him. He was dressed impeccably, but his demeanor was all man, all power, all superior entitlement.
“I own this house.”
“Bullshit,” Kimberly’s voice echoed down the hall as feet pattered heavily on the floor.
“Daddy!” Michael ran right by Becca and wrapped his arms around the man’s legs tightly, burying his face in his legs. “Why are you here?”
“Yes, why are you here, Bradley?” Kimberly asked angrily.
Becca decided to step to the side, thinking Kimberly had this handled better than she could, but she wasn’t sure she wanted to completely leave.
“Who is she?” He jerked his head in Becca’s direction and spat the question.
I honestly cannot wait for everyone else to read this piece. It might be my favorite since Memoir in the Making. It’s definitely not my norm, but these two characters…I don’t know, but I fell head over heels in love with them both.