Happy Wednesday! The photo is the outside of South Station in Boston, for those who want a visual of where Mack and Amelia are. I tried to find one of the inside, but the only one I could get was the bus terminal. They’re sitting in the rail station, not the bus terminal.
I haven’t written as much as I should have over the past week. I got a bit wrapped up in some editing and in putting together a call for submissions with my publisher. We’re putting out another anthology, and I’m pretty excited about this one. You can have a look here.
I’m still working on Minuet, but my pace has slowed down. The one thing I did write last week was an entire scene that I’m not sure I’ll keep. It’s Amelia having a women’s night in, and they’re discussing Marlie’s new vibrator, gay porn, and the size of Jamie’s…ahem.
That’s not what I’m sharing today, though. This follows from last week. Mack and Amelia are still in South Station, about to go back to Mack’s apartment to check on Jamie and get Mack’s overnight bag.
WIPmath: 1/24/2018 = 18 sentences for the year.
“Should we still go back there?”
“Yeah.” Mack looked up at the clock. Still quite a while until boarding. “I need some stuff before we go to yours anyway. Might be better to make it quick.”
She nodded and went back to sipping her coffee. Mack still hadn’t had his. He really needed a cigarette, but he was trying—again—to quit. Amelia never said a word against him for it, but he knew she was happier when he was off them. They all had their vices, and if Mack was the sort to overanalyze it, he’d probably wonder if they’d inherited some tendency from their family trees.
He successfully managed his craving, at least for the time being. They tossed out their trash, including Mack’s still-full cup of coffee. Amelia eyed him, but she said nothing. By the time they were through, someone else had taken over their table. It was just as well. The electronic schedule finally listed their train as boarding. Amelia looped her arm through Mack’s as they made their way out of the station to the tracks.
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