Happy Wednesday! My kids are home for the morning doing homework and reading. It’s state testing week, and we opted them out. So instead of writing in my WIPs, I’m reading and blogging.
I currently have four projects going: Two short stories, a flash fiction, and a novel. I’m trying to keep better track of my progress on those as well as on projects that are in the background to be worked on at a later time.
Today’s snippet is still from the short story about LR. Last week, she told Cat she’s not pregnant. This week, he tells her what’s wrong between him and David.
WIPmath: 3/29/17 = 2 + 9 = 11 paragraphs
She groaned and turned over to bury her face in the pillow, immediately wishing she hadn’t when it made her a little seasick. “I’m not giving you a lesson on human anatomy right now, Cat.” She felt him shaking against her and knew he was laughing, even though he was obviously trying to be silent. “It’s not funny,” she snapped.
“It kind of is. I already know how things work. I did wonder, but I figured probably not.”
LR sat up, and Cat copied her movements. She crossed her arms. “Yeah, well, you and David don’t exactly have to worry about this crap.”
Cat’s expression turned stony, and LR wondered what she’d said to upset him. She put a hand on his arm, but he shook her off. They sat side by side in the dark, but all the warmth had leeched out with her comment. Something was definitely bothering Cat where David was concerned.
“What’s going on with you and David?” she asked.
Cat’s shoulder wiggled against hers. “Nothing. We’re fine.”
“You’re not, or you wouldn’t say it that way. You’d be running off at the mouth about life, the universe, and David’s awesomeness.”
There was a long silence, followed by Cat’s deep sigh. “I love him. That hasn’t changed. But…I don’t know. Sometimes I think the only reason it works between us is that we don’t have to explain anything to each other.”
“So you’re not sure you want to be with him?”
LR heard Cat’s swallow. “I do. It’s just…” He stopped and nestled closer to her, putting his head on her shoulder. “I’m worried about him. Like, all the time.”
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