Here we are again at WIPpet Wednesday. Since last Wednesday, I’ve gotten caught up on some DVR recordings – saw the last American Horror Story of this season, which was pretty much a bloodbath. I celebrated the return of Justified and then mourned the fact it’s in its last season. Tonight I’m looking forward to the return of The Americans, which is an amazing show if you haven’t seen it.
Getting to my WIPpet, if you stopped by last Wednesday, you’ll probably be able to answer Cain’s question to his mother at the end of today’s excerpt. My math for this is 1+2+8+2+0+1+5 = a few paragraphs from page 19.
Still working with the batter, she glanced up at me through the hair that had escaped her pony tail and fallen over her eyes. “Yes, there was another reason. Although it might have kept other buyers away, it didn’t have any bearing on our decision to buy this house.”
“You’re killing me here, Mom, what was the reason?”
“Remember the teenage girl from your high school that disappeared last year? Sarah Butler?”
“I didn’t know her, but I remember when she disappeared. There were flyers everywhere and the police were at the school searching through her locker. Didn’t they find something that made them think she’d been hurt?”
Closing the oven door, she turned around to face me again. “Yes, they did. Some blood was found in a house under construction and it was a match with Sarah’s blood.”
“You’re not saying this was the house,” I said, my stomach dropping like I’d just gone down a steep hill on a roller coaster.