Happy Wednesday! I missed last week because it ended up being busy. This time of year seems like an endless stream of concerts and recitals. The joys of being a performing arts family. We’re down to the last five, though. And they’ve announced next year’s school musicals: High School Musical (junior version, grades 6-9) and Big Fish (all-school show, grades 6-12). We joked that my son might be cast as the bad guy in HSM and how he’s now “typecast” as “tall, skinny villain” (he played Scar in 2016’s The Lion King).
Anyway, on to the WIPpet. I’m pausing on snipping from Drumbeat because I’m working on the last odds ‘n’ ends of some Cat and Micah flash fiction. These are going in a self-published collection this summer, which I’m hoping to have ready for July. Also included will be several short stories set in the same world, from various perspectives. Working title is Leaps of Faith.
WIPmath: 5/31/17 = 5 x 3 – 1 = 14 sentences
“I brought you something.”
Micah set the bag from Linder’s on the bed. Cat shifted his feet to make room, and Micah sat down. He did his best not to flinch at Cat’s dry, cracked lips or the tubes tucked behind his ears and under his nose, delivering oxygen. This bout of pneumonia had taken nearly everything out of him.
Cat’s smile, though, was as bright and cheerful as ever. Micah reached into the bag and pulled out a coral-colored tube. He took off the cap and leaned in with the small brush.
“Petroleum-free lip gloss,” he explained as he swiped it over Cat’s lips.
Micah wasn’t as expert at it as Cat, but he’d watched him apply it often enough. He finished, and Cat puckered to spread it evenly. The color looked nice on him. “You want me to do your eyes too?”
Cat glowered at him, and Micah chuckled.
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