Happy Wednesday! We had some fun over the weekend, as you can see from the pictures. It was Pride, and our church was in the parade. My kiddo’s buttons were given to her by someone from one of the other groups, along with the necklaces. The text on the one reads, “Asexual pirates aren’t interested in yar booty.” It’s basically her favorite new thing.
This week’s snippet is from Drumbeat, which I’m trying to coax into something resembling an actual story at this point. Jamie et al. are uncooperative at the moment. This is a continuation of last week’s bit, where Jamie has gone for a visit with his mother. Here, we get a little more familiar with her.
WIPmath: 7/19/17 = 19 sentences
Like Jamie, Mama was short. She was a little rounder than he was, with lean legs and long, dark hair. He smelled her shampoo when he rested his cheek against her head. He held on for a while, wanting to implant the feeling of her hug to save for later. He didn’t see her nearly often enough, the problem of living too far away, working odd hours, and playing with the Creepy Crullers. Mama never scolded him for it, though. She took what she could get, and he called her every week.
When she let go, she reached into her pocket and pulled out a brand-new smartphone. “Look!” she said. “I can keep up with your band now.”
“It’s nice, Mama. Where’d you get it?”
Ah, her new boyfriend. Jamie had met him once. He wasn’t much older than Jamie. Mama had met him through some of her friends, and he seemed nice enough. Jamie didn’t comment on why he was already buying her expensive gifts.
“I’m glad he’s being good to you,” was all he said.
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