It’s time for the WIPpet Wednesday, when a group of us open up our Work In Progress to give you a sneak peak. This week’s WIPpet is 13 lines from page 13 of The Fall of the Kings. I particularly like the oaf in this passage. Despite the fantasy setting, a bully always looks like a bully.
The man was impossible to miss. Jae found him in the nearest tavern, propping up the bar and telling all and sundry about his profitable day. He was obviously as stupid as he was ugly – just as Tau described him; a big lumpy oaf, who mistakenly thought his size would protect him. From the scars on his hands and face, this wasn’t the first time he’d let his mouth run away with him.
‘They want us to fear them. Spouting their fairytales.” He hawked up a great gob of spit, and hoiked it onto the wooden floor at his feet. “But where was their magic today huh?” He shook a big hammed fist and laughed loudly, his voice carrying over the noise of the tavern. He didn’t seem to notice the bartender’s tight expression, or the increasing interest he was attracting.
Jae wondered if he’d be so vocal if his audience knew the Traveller he’d robbed and beaten was only a child. A young, spirited boy still cutting his long teeth.
If you want to join us in the WIPpet Wednesday fun the rules are simple. Choose a portion of your Work in Progress that has some relevance to the date and post your link on this linky. Thanks as always to K.L. Schwengel for hosting!