If I Could Put Wine in a Bottle…

I was going to bow out of WIPpet Wednesday this week. Mainly because I think I’ve finally run out of bits to share from The Adorned, but partly because [insert random crappy mood here]. But, the only wine I want to actively partake in is the kind where grapes and other assorted goodies are liquified, fermented, aged, put into a bottle with a cork, and shared with friends, so I found precisely twenty-eight words to share until I write more. No context, so let your imaginations run wild.

Fader shifted closer. “Your thoughts have suddenly gone dark.” His voice remained a low, rumbling murmur against her ear.

“So, you’re a mind reader now?”

“Just so.”

Warm welcomes to the new WIPpeteers that have come to join us, and for anyone still lingering on the sidelines, wondering what the madness is all about — it’s oh-so-easy. On Wednesday, simply share a bit of your current WIP. The only rule is that what you share must somehow coincide with the date. For instance, 28 words for the 28th. Other examples might be, 28 paragraphs, a sampling from page 28 or chapter 28. 28 sentences from chapter 1 (for the month) or chapter 15 for the year. You can also opt to do crazy WIPpet math with the month/day/year to make your excerpt work. We’re flexible like that. Then add your blog link to the linky thing up there in the sidebar, and your in! Viola! The more WIPpeteers you can get around to visit with, the better. Any genre is welcome. We have quite the variety, and all the authors are wonderful folks.

Now, I’m off. Noodling and decisions must be made.


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  2. Oh Geez. I really should get in and contribute… I’ve only been saying it now for… 18 months or more? 😛

  3. This is a good tease. I hope your [random crappy mood], or rather, whatever caused it, dissipates soon. Not sure if your the huggy type and don’t have any wine on hand, but throwing virtual chocolate, coffee, and general commiseration your direction.

    • Virtual chocolate, coffee, and general commiseration gratefully accepted. The mood may have passed. The reason for it remains, but I believe the correct choice was made. Time will tell.

  4. Definitely a good tease. Consider me teased. I hope the winds shift soon and bring on happy breezes chock full of words. And chocolate. Maybe start with the chocolate and see where that gets you…

  5. It doesn’t have to be long to be good. (That’s what she said.) Yeah, this is a great teaser. I think they say a lot in those few words.

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  7. Sounds like my kind of wine!

  8. I hope your mood improves soon. I suggest chocolate–or tea. That’s my go-to beverage for bad days–and, okay, good ones too.

    I loved this line: “His voice remained a low, rumbling murmur against her ear.” Such wonderful tension there. 🙂

  9. You are such a tease. They sound on awfully good terms.

  10. Mind reading is such a creepy skill with so much potential!

  11. ohhh, just that little bit has me wanting so much more. 🙂 Hope things improve.

  12. There’d be the temptation to think something really, *really* inappropriate… Those are 28 very nice words.

    I hope you’re feeling better soon. 🙂

  13. LOVE Fader like I LOVE Driev. Um, does that make me fickle.
    Hoping you hear good news. I’m sorry that something has occurred to bring you down.

    • Fader and Driev are so completely different. I mean, Fader is basically a peaceful fellow who looks at killing as an absolute last resort, and Driev… I’m not sure they’d get on well together. They would definitely test each other’s patience.

  14. Hope your feeling much better now. Really nice choice of words. I really those two.

  15. Very good words. And dark thoughts leaves a lot to be thought about…dark how etc =P

    Hope you’ve gotten rid of that random crappy mood by now! If not, go watch some puppy videos on youtube.

  16. I did bow out last week — just because if I wanted to get Facets of Glass done by the end of the month, I couldn’t afford the hours it would cost reading everyone’s stuff and being a good blog friend. 🙂 But now I can make up for it!

    Sorry to hear about the mood. The words are good, though!

  17. OK so I finally did it for this week… 🙂 Finally.

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