#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel Glass

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The theme is glass. Raise your glass. Those in glass houses… There are many different phrases using the word, but I’m focusing on wavy glass or the view out a wavy glass window.

 

 

 

The Brigid sabbat meant the beginning of Spring, new life, new… Cent looked through the homestead’s wavy-glass windows at the snow-covered hillside. Far more than a skift, the snow had been half-way up her calves when she’d gone to the trailer for a shower early that afternoon. She didn’t care what her Wheel of the Year calendar said. This was the dead of winter.

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel Reason

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The theme is reason. Everybody has their reasons, but sometimes the reasons aren’t what we’ve been told or led to believe.

 

 

 

 

Stowne has said Conall was King Dane’s right-hand man. He was her relative voice of reason, the only one of her men she at least somewhat trusted. He was dangerous because he could get away with treacheries most Hunters couldn’t. Cent should be particularly careful around him.

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel Plan

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The theme is plan. Plan? We need a plan! What’s the plan? I didn’t plan on that happening!

 

 

 

 

 

Dane was dressed for the weather above the trees, something Cent hadn’t considered when she’d planned for the trip. But more than anything, Dane was a perpetually bitter, gruff, and all-around hateful woman, which made the fact that she smiled at Cent—

That’s totally unsettling.

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel Home

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The theme is home, a place Cent longs for in much of Keeping House.

 

 

 

 

 

“Told you to cool it,” said Dane. “Go home, Kenzie, & wait ‘til I get there. We’re gonna talk ‘bout your impulsivities.” She drew the last word out in a slow Southern Appalachian drawl, putting heavy emphasis on the first es sound.

 

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel Comfort

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The theme is comfort, a rare commodity at some points in Keeping House.

 

 

 

 

“Let the salve soak in.” Ceardach’s comforting words became a chant to invoke the warrior queen Scatach, the Shadowy One, trainer of champions, & Dane held Cent’s hand tighter.

Scatach’s Might

Scatach’s Wisdom

Scatach’s Bravery

 

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel Glare

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The theme is glare, something my characters might be doing a bit too often. Thank goodness for revisions. And, yes, Dane Gow has a definite attitude problem. She’d tell you it comes with being king, but it’s probably her abrasive personality more than anything else. (Pyre is a fire elemental, BTW.)

 

     “I’ll give you a pass on that one, you flamin’ turd, but don’t ever roll your eyes at me again.” Dane thinned her lips as she turned from Pyre. “I’m in a good mood tonight.”

     “Don’t threaten my family.” Cent glared at her.

     “But you ain’t doin’ a damn thing to keep it that way.” Dane returned her gaze, adding a tiny smirk.

 

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel Awkward

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The theme is awkward, a word I’ve used all of twice. Here’s one of them, and things are definitely awkward between two characters at this exact moment, love or not.

 

 

 

“I wasn’t expecting to see you.” She didn’t reach for Stowne, and they didn’t reach for her. They stared at each other instead, awkward in ways they’d never been together.

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#WriteLGBTQ #KeepingHouseNovel Biscuits

#writeLGBTQ #KeepingHouseNovel Biscuits. The official theme is precious but in 122K words, I haven’t use the word precious once, so I went with a valuable, dare I say precious, commodity where I’m from – biscuits. (we had them at dinner last night 😊)

 

 

 

   “No, sugar, it wasn’t me. “Cause if I’d kissed you like that I’d be smilin’, and you’d be meltin’ like butter across a hot biscuit.” Dane thrust her jaw forward and turned her mouth at the same time, an odd look Cent remembered meant she was deep in thought. “Go ahead. Check me for intent.”

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#WriteLGBTQ #KeepingHouseNovel Comfort

#writeLGBTQ #KeepingHouseNovel Comfort because we all need a little and should take other’s into consideration more often.

 

 

 

 

     Dane put the truck in neutral, set the brake, and climbed out. “Meet us at home, Exan. Cent’s drivin’ in with me.”

     “Certainly.” Exan opened the window a crack and slid from the truck to hover beside it in black mass form. “Are you comfortable with this, Centenary?”

     “Yeah. I’ll wreck if she gets handsy with me.” Cent flashed Dane a cheesy grin as she slid into the driver’s seat. “Cent make big boom if you do bad.”

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