Hey hey, welcome to the first WIP Wednesday of the year, when I share an excerpt of a project in process and you do the same! I hope your 2019 is off to an amazing start, and you’re looking forward to getting lots of exciting writing done. I have just finished a draft of a non-fiction project that has been a huge undertaking, and although I’ll still have some edits, I’m euphoric about getting to the finish line.

The WIP guidelines are the same as last year: about 500 words maximum (otherwise I’ll trim your excerpt). No linking to work for sale, but you can link to more of the story on your blog or another site! No graphic sex, because I have many young readers. We don’t suggest improvements on others’ writing, because it’s usually not ready for critique yet, but encouraging words are good writer karma.

Today I’m sharing part of a scene that may or may not be in the final version of The Equinox Stone. We’ll see!



Jonathan said, “I’m sorry to ask, but… I’m supposed to Read Lucas. Could you come with me?”

Val didn’t want to. In fact, she didn’t want to do anything at all. She hurt all over.

Anyway, he didn’t need her help. A human with no psychic gifts couldn’t pose a problem for Jonathan. True, it might be a lengthy interrogation, and Jonathan’s powers drained much faster than hers. But Lucas was a prisoner; he wasn’t going anywhere. Jonathan could always take a break from an interrogation and continue it later.

“Why?” she asked.

“So I don’t kill him.”

Val started to chuckle and then sensed the bitter brew of his anger. He wasn’t joking.

“He’s the reason Michael and I are alive,” she said.

He shook his head. “They mutilated and killed Lucia. They tortured my brother and hurt my sister.” Sister? Oh. He meant her. Her heart warmed.

He didn’t seem to be aware of his choice of words. He only glared at some undetermined point in space, his features bleak. “Samir isn’t allowed on the same floor as him.”

Not surprising. Samir was still half mad with rage and grief after his fiancée’s terrible death, distracted only by his new job of training and mentoring Cassie. But Jonathan should be more level-headed.

“Lucas isn’t as bad as most of them.”

“Yeah, well, he’s the one who’s here.”


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