Happy Wednesday! We’re heading into one of our busiest months, with two concerts (mine) and three shows (the kids). After that, it’s business as usual until well into spring.
I worked some on Minuet this week, but I also worked on Tree of Life. Both projects are going a little slower than I’d like, but progress is steady. I hope to have one finished by spring.
Here’s a question for you: In Tree of Life, Luke is one of a dozen children, 10 of them named for books of the New Testament in the Bible (all but the 2 girls). There are 8 names that are common, 1 name that’s not common but isn’t strange, and 1 that’s…out there. My question isn’t so much whether I should use it (I’d love to—the name has a great meaning). It’s whether or not a “quiverful” family* would use it. So the question is do I use the name (Philemon, in case you wondered) or fudge it and use Roman instead?
*Quiverful = a religious movement based on the Bible verse “Children are like arrows; blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.” It’s not merely refusing birth control; it’s intentionally having a large family because God said so. They’re typically ultra conservative in other ways too.
Okay, now that’s out of the way, here’s the WIPpet. Still in Minuet, and now Mack and Amelia are back at the apartment to check on Jamie.
WIPmath: 1/31/2018 = 1 + 3 + 1 = 5 paragraphs.
The first thing Marlie said when the door opened was, “He’s sleeping. Don’t wake him.”
Mack nodded. “We came to check, but we’re going back to Amelia’s.” He didn’t add that he thought Jamie would want some space. Marlie probably already knew that.
Izzy acknowledged Mack with a nod. He merely looked tired, but Cian was an absolute wreck. Mack had only met him briefly a handful of times, but he had the impression Cian was generally the sort to take things in stride. Now he looked awful. His eyes were red-rimmed, and he was curled in on himself. Mack wished he’d done something sooner, the minute he saw Jamie was heading for trouble.
“He needs more help than we can give him,” Marlie said.
For a minute, Mack thought she meant Cian, but then he realized she was still on the subject of Jamie. “I know,” he said.
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