Happy Wednesday! There are now four parts of the Advent story up. All the links are on this page. I went back in and changed the settings because I forgot that you have to check the “allow comments” for pages; it’s not automatic like it is for posts. Sigh.
I haven’t written much in my main WIPs because I’ve had multiple editing jobs, book reviews, and my Advent story to finish. The last part of the story will be up tomorrow or Friday, depending on how much I get done today. If you’ve been following it, you’ll know I borrowed characters from all my (published) novels and threw them together in one place. The setting is Worcester, MA on Christmas Eve. Each of them has a different reason for being stranded there. The snippet sets up how Trevor, Andre, and Marlie got stuck.
WIPmath: 12/21/16 = 1 + 2 + 2 + 1 = 6 paragraphs.
Andre didn’t have time to respond before Nia left. He wanted to ask Marlie what in God’s name she’d been thinking, but he was distracted by Trevor talking on his phone.
“What do you mean, the entire neighborhood lost power?” Trevor snapped.
He kept walking, and he nearly slammed into a tall woman with elaborate hair who happened to be walking past. Marlie apologized to the woman and took Trevor’s elbow to guide him away. Trevor ended the call and stuck his phone back in his pocket with an expression somewhere between annoyed and resigned.
“That was Jamie. He says the power’s out in the entire neighborhood. I guess it was on the news—some drunk guy ran into the utility pole. No telling when it’ll be back up.”
Andre winced. “Well, that’s no good.”
“Yeah. There’s no point in going home until we hear something. We could get coffee here and wait to see,” Trevor suggested.
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