#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel: Accident

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This week’s theme is accident.  Accidentally. Accidentally on purpose.  Weren’t no accident at all.  Yeah, that’s what Crystal is saying in this one, but she’s not right about it. It really was an accident, a very badly timed one.

 

 

     “Crystal, please. Talk to me.” Brinn stepped toward her. “I’m sorry about your car window. It was an accident.”

     “It weren’t no more an accident than what your boss just did to Adam.” Crystal made the same walking motions Dane had. “Stay away. You and the Gows stay the hell away from us!”

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel: Forgiveness

#writeLGBTQ #KeepingHouseNovel This week’s theme is forgiveness. Forgive and forget. Forgive but not forget. For… you get it. In this one, Dane’s can’t accept forgiveness from anyone until she can give it to herself.

 

 

 

Dane kissed each of Cent’s toes, dried her feet, then rose to her knees to place her head in Cent’s lap. “Ain’t no forgiveness for me. I’m scars and all or not one bit. Can you handle it?”

And here’s a little something else for you. Keeping House is available for pre-order on Amazon. It’ll be available on other sites soon and in both print and ebook formats. The buy link is in the righthand column, hint hint.

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel: Crazy

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This week’s theme is crazy.  Crazymaker, crazy like a fox, “Crazy Train,” stir crazy, batshit crazy. Perhaps we’re all crazy when it gets down to it, but Dane’s talking about her critical hours of crazy in this short piece from Keeping House: An Appalachian Paranormal Fantasy, which will be released onto the world on July 8th.

 

“You gotta be crazy to put the crown on your head for the first time.” Dane flicked the bottom of her wings, wrapping them around Cent’s legs. “I put it on, and all the power and magic was mine, so I killed them all. Daddy, my brothers, and their supporters. The old kings fought me for a bit afterward, a girl in power and all, but I had the crown and my fury rivaled theirs.” 

And here’s a little something else for you. Keeping House is available for pre-order on Amazon. It’ll be available on other sites soon and in both print and ebook formats. The buy link is in the righthand column, hint hint.

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel: Chair

#writeLGBTQ #KeepingHouseNovel My self-applied theme is chair. Why self-inflected applied? I’m on medical hiatus at present so this post was written before the suggested theme was shared. I’ll be back soon so feel free to comment!

 

 

 

Armchair critic, high chair, rocking chair, chair lift, as scared as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs… Dane’s sitting in the chair across from Cent, and she’s chomping on Cent’s M&Ms.

   Cent worked alone in the office, creating payout categories and shuffling paperwork until Dane came in to sit in the opposite chair. “Is it still workin’ right?” She pointed to the computer.

   “Just fine.” Cent popped a peanut M&M into her mouth, scowling when Dane took three for herself. “You could buy your own.”

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel: Wash

#writeLGBTQ #KeepingHouseNovel My self-applied theme is wash. Why self-inflected applied? I’m on medical hiatus at present so this post was written before the suggested theme was shared, but I’ll be back soon so feel free to comment!

 

 

 

Washroom. Wash up. Wash and dry.  In Appalachia, you sometimes hear the word pronounced as warsh, but Cent’s had too much post-secondary education to ever say it that way. That said, she’s not exactly happy with her necessary untruths about now, but Mr. Jones would never ever understand.

   “I thought you got married last year,” said Mr. Jones.

   “I did. And my spouse knows Dane well. We’re all friends.” Ooh, that’s pushing things. But he accepted her answer because he had no idea what was really going on.

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel: Proud

#writeLGBTQ #KeepingHouseNovel My self-applied theme is proud. Why self-inflected applied? I’m on medical hiatus at present so this post was written before the suggested theme was shared, but I’ll be back soon so feel free to comment! Proud of yourself.  Proud as a peacock. Cent thinks Brinn shouldn’t be one bit proud at present.

 

 

   “I didn’t know you worked here,” said Brinn.

   “I just started, and why ain’t you in school?” Crystal leaned forward, nearly putting her head into the pickup to stare at Brinn. “I thought you were a senior this year.”

   “I quit when I turned eighteen.” Brinn sat up, puffed out their chest, and smirked.

    That’s nothing to be proud of.

 

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel: Cover

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The theme is cover. Coveralls. Cover up. Under the covers. Undercover. Here we’re briefly talking cloud cover then moving to a spell Cent’s proving she’s mastered.

 

 

 

   Dane glanced at the sky. “Damn hard to tell the exact time with this cloud cover, but it’s somewhere around noon. Before we go, I want to see you both practice agin’ yourselves for future days. Show me your mid-fifties.”

  “Done.” Cent pulled off her gloves to look at her nails, noting how the polish had become chipped along the edges. She covered that with a spell too, choosing a blush pink that matched the modest feminine look she’d chosen. “Next?”

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel: Lie

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The theme is lie. Let sleeping dogs lie. Little white lie. Pack of lies. Cent’s catching Dane in a lie here. Go figure. 😬

 

 

 

 

   “Hunters don’t age after they reach sixteen if they’re natural-born like me.” Dane almost growled her words. “But the ones I make stop agin’ wherever they’re at. You were what, forty when I made you?”

     But Stowne said she wasn’t born Hunter. Cent found the lie interesting. “I’m thirty-one, thank you very little.”

   “Are you repeatin’ numbers? Cause that tattoo on your ass is all wrinkled and—”

   “When did you see my ass?” Cent took another swig of wine.

   “I haven’t, but now I know you got a tattoo on it.”

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel: Stick

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The theme is stick. Stick ’em up. Stick it to them. A Stickler. This is a good place for a… Yeah, you get it. I’m going with stick as in stick shift. If you’ve ever driven a vehicle with a straight drive transmission, you’ll appreciate this one.

 

 

   “Over the hill and through the woods—”

   “You ain’t no grandma.” Cent didn’t downshift until she had to then she ground the gears, and the truck clunked into second.

   “No, but you’re sure drivin’ like one.” Dane unbuckled and scooted to the middle of the truck, one leg on each side of the stick so Cent had to reach over her to shift. “Come on. You can do this.”

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel Absolute

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The theme is absolute. Absolute joy. Absolute evil. Absolute power. Absolute fact. How about absolute celebration. That’s what Cent’s doing here, and it means she’s about to get into trouble.

 

 

 

   “Hey, sugar? Cent?” Dane called to her from miles away. “You need a break?”

   “I’m good.” Cent raised her arms in absolute celebration. Did someone… What was I thinking about?

   A commotion rose from the other end of the circle and Conall was supporting Bea’s weight when Dane pulled Cent along behind her to see what was happening.

   “One too many, I reckon.”

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