Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where writers share 8-10 sentences from their WIP for from a current writing project, published or unpublished, then visit other participants and offer opinions, critiques, support.
I didn’t have much to share through October because I was in the midst of planning a couple of new projects, and not actually writing them. But I’m now doing a casual NaNoWriMo (1k a day) to write the sequels to Operation: Sugarplum, so as long as you excuse the very first draft-y nature, I’m happy to share some more with you. In this scene, Max has told Clara that there’s no room on the guest list but she can come to the launch of the company’s new VR game if she is willing to be on the company payroll just this once. It’s a new kids’ game so there are going to be a bunch of kids attending.
“What exactly would ‘kid wrangling’ entail?”
“Well, just making sure that they don’t eat too much. Break up any fights. I guess we might have to deal with motion sickness if they’ve never played much VR before.”
“So I’d have to clean up their vomit is what you’re saying?”
“No! Well, maybe. I guess just be handy with a sick bag…”
Clara giggled. “Max, I’d love to come.”
You can read previous excerpts from this WIP under the Operation: Sugarplum tag.
Also, fyi, Operation: Sugarplum is included in Christmas Australis, an anthology of Australian Christmas stories, and it is launching tomorrow! Grab yourself a copy at the special pre-order price before it goes up to $3.99 on launch day.
See you all next week!
12 thoughts on “#WeWriWa // #8sunday 03 – November 10 2019”
She must really like him, to be willing to clean up vomit to be at his launch. 🙂 Good snippet, Emily!
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Thank you! She definitely likes the games he designs, though part of this story is also realising *just* how much she likes him.
He makes it sound like so much fun. No wonder she can’t resist! 😉
Haha. He is often a bit awkward when he rambles.
Having had to clean up kid vomit more than once, I think I’d pass on that one. More power to her. 😉 Great snippet
A whole new experience for her. I say YUCK and forget about it. Well done.
Engaging exchange between your characters but it doesn’t sound like a ‘fun’ time for her, having done my share of ‘kid wrangling’.
I hope she’s good with kids! Sounds like quite an event and I bet anything could and does happen…great snippet.
Rather her than me – its the worst part of having kids.
Wow, he makes that sound so delightful! (not) She must really like him to agree so readily!
Haha, Max doesn’t always do the best job of expressing himself. She’s banking on getting to play the new game and having fun in spite of the vomit (of which there is fortunately not much).
Kid wrangling. LOL Ditto what the others said. She must really like him to agree.
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