It’s Wednesday WIPpet time again when, along with my fellow WIPpeteers, I crack open my Work In Progress to give you a sneak peek into my creative process. In honour of the 6th of February, today’s WIPpet is six lines from page 46 of The Fall of the Kings.
In this scene Josiah is at the Heartstone, when he notices a woman watching him. This is disturbing because it is the only time Josiah has ever been interupted here (an inexplicable quality of the Heartstone):
At first glance she seemed old, her silver hair unbound and falling down past her shoulders. She was slight, and dressed simply in a long home-spun woollen dress, wrapped about with a moss-green shawl. It was only later I realised the sun-browned skin of her face was smooth and her slender frame was tempered with strength. But the moment she stepped out of the shadows, I couldn’t see past her eyes – strikingly pale and a blue so light as to almost be white.
“What do you want?”
Even as I spoke, the words felt inadequate, falling flat between us, as she stared at me with an unsettling intensity.
She’s an interesting character this one, even if she only plays a minor role in the story.
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