#WIPpetWed #AppalachianElementals #WIP 4/10/2019 Johnnycakes

Welcome to my contribution to #WIPpet Wednesday*, a blog hop where authors share from their current works in progress (WIPs)!  I’m still plugging away at my yet untitled WIP. Yes, I’ve a few titles in mind, but I’m not ready to share any of them as of yet.

I’m picking up where I left off last week.

In case you’re playing catch up…

WIPpet One: Something Brand New

WIPpet Two: Civilized Adult

WIPpet Three: No Daughter of Liberty

WIPpet Four: Mary’s Chicken

Here’s my #WIPpet math for 4/10/2019: 4+2= 6 paragraphs from my still untitled side story set within the Appalachian Elementals series.

Note: The first paragraph, in orange, comes from last week’s WIPpet.

     Widow Alcott’s looking at Conall as a future son-in-law, and I pray he doesn’t fall for her trap, Mary’s chicken or not.

     I glance up at him as we walk, content with my current lot. Conall Baldwin is a good boss and Master Gow, while strange, leaves us mostly to ourselves aside from the spring plantings, summer trimmings, and harvest time. This is the ninth summer Conall and I have worked this land, our ninth year of tobacco and corn. We’ve got a sufficient garden too, so Conall knows I’m joking when I said I’d rather have beans and eggs. I’d rather have eggs and greens and maybe some new potatoes with just enough salt pork for taste.

     So would he. I’m quite certain of that.

     “We got one too many roosters, so I can make us a roaster this Sunday if you want.” I trot to keep up with Conall’s strides. “Unless…”

     “Johnnycakes too?” He looks down at me with a smile. “We still got meal, don’t we?”

     “Enough for a good half-dozen.” I smile back at him. “Herr Baldwin mag meine Kochen.”

     Conall chuckles and slows so I can keep up. “Whatever you said, it involves me and food.”

Yes, Conall is a man who lives for a good meal, which worries Nub to no end. Do you think Nub is feeling insecure about his future? Yeah, me too.

*WIPpet Wednesday (link is currently broken) is a blog hop hosted by Emily Wrayburn wherein writers share excerpts of their latest WIP.  All genres and levels of accomplishment are welcome. The only stipulation is that the excerpt must coincide with the date in some manner. For example, on 10/8/14 you might share 10 lines from page 8, 8 paragraphs from chapter 14, or perhaps 18 sentences by doing WIPpet math and adding the day to the month. We’re flexible like that.


  1. I hope this doesn’t come off wrong, but Nub and Conall kind of remind me of the way my dog is with my spouse. I would guess Nub doesn’t have a lot to worry about, but I suppose we’ll see.

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    • Nub has every reason in the world to be insecure, based on his history, but he isn’t about to tell anyone the reasons, and he’s holding tight to Conall, perhaps too tight.


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