Today I’m being interviewed by Mara Valderran. Another trip to the UK, if only in the virtual sense. And, being that it’s Wednesday, that means a WIPpet is in order. This week, I give you 13 lines for the 13th and introduce you to our protagonist. Enjoy!
Donovan despised gazing. He considered it nothing more than an old woman’s pastime. But he despised being summoned like some common lackey even more, so he took his time responding. The image of the ancient crone wavered as he trailed a finger insolently across the surface of the liquid in the bowl.
“You have something for me,” she said, and it had the sound of a demand.
“Perhaps.” He normally considered it unwise to provoke her, but he took his pleasures where he could find them. Within the walls of his fortress Donovan enjoyed a certain amount of immunity. “It will take some time to prepare.”
“I have nothing but time,” she replied, her voice heavy with bitterness. “You, on the other hand, are running short.”
“Am I?” Donovan circled the bowl on its pedestal, and, not for the first time, considered knocking it over.
Now, go check out our other WIPpeteers and see what they’re up to this week.