Happy Wednesday, friends! I hope you're all doing well. I took the week before Easter nearly completely off social media and blogging, and it was fabulous! Great family time, great memories, plus I got Unplanned completely uploaded to amazon.
This week I'm starting a brand-new project. You might remember my Agent Ko fight scenes from WIPpets past. Well, that was never a draft, per se, just a bunch of fight scenes to help me practice. Now I'm actually giving Ko her own honest-to-goodness story. I may even serialize it for a while on the blog so you can follow her in a more consecutive style.
In honor of the fourth month of the year, here are the first four paragraphs from "Ko Book 1" (which, by the way, is only a working title).
The night was still. Still and quiet, like her grandma’s corpse. Ko silenced her breathing. The grass was just an extension of her feet. No sound. She moved like silk. Silky hair flowing down her mother’s back. Black as fear.
The wall hardly slowed her down. Five footholds up, two down. She could scale it in her dreams. In fact, she already had. That’s how she knew she wouldn’t fail. Her feet made no sound when she landed. She crouched. They kept the grass cut low here. No bushes to hide. No undergrowth for shelter.
A sprint across the impeccably cut lawn. She wasn’t even breathing hard when she reached the building. She could run five meters in that dreamless state between sleep and awake and had on several occasions. But this was different. She wasn’t drowsy tonight. She had only slept a few hours in the past days. Short snippets of sleep that stole away her consciousness but not her alertness. Even then, her mind didn’t wander. She spent her dream energy rehearsing the route. Reciting her instruction parameters. Visualizing the goal. Visualizing victory.
For Ko, there was no other option.
Blog Love: Huge thanks to K L Schwengel for hosting the WIPpet Wednesday blog hop, where authors post snippets from their current Works In Progress.
Random Fact: I'm so short I have to roll up my capris.