As far as writing, I finally came up with the ending of this story over the past week – I knew what had to happen, but wasn’t entirely clear on how to get there. So there’s that. Got a decent amount written last week, but it doesn’t look good for the next week. I have to get the youngest son to and from percussion camp, which involves two flights and about twenty hours of driving when all is said and done, plus we’ll be out of town for a few days. Anyway, on to the WIPpet.
From prior WIPpets, we know Cain has a high maintenance girlfriend he’s not completely enamored of and he also sustained a concussion during a soccer game and has been missing some time. The following is his conversation with Finn after Cain is told he broke up with Erin – which was news to him. Since the date is 6/10, I’ve given you a few paragraphs from chapter 7.
Learning from others about what I’d done was like hearing stories of someone else’s life. “I broke up with her?”
“Broke up with her? Cain, you decimated her. You told her what a horrible person she is – shallow, narcissistic, snobbish, and seriously lacking in intelligence. I never knew you understood such big words. You also told her all the designer clothes and makeup in the world would never make her into something she’s not and to get the hell away from you for good.”
Holy crap. I’d said that? It wasn’t a lie – that’s really how I feel about her, but saying it in public, in front of a hallway full of students, wasn’t really the way I’d have handled it – consciously, I mean. However it happened, I should probably celebrate. The wicked witch is dead.