My son has been in Canada for the past week visiting his girlfriend – that’s a pic he sent to me from their climbing trip this past Sunday. Inspiring? Dangerous? Crazy? Brave? Comments have varied on Facebook. No doubt it’s a breathtaking view. Personally, I wish I could have climbed with them because for me, there’s something about an adrenaline rush that cleans out the cobwebs and gets the ideas flowing. Does that happen for anyone else?
Anyhoo – on to WIPpet Wednesday. Today’s WIPpet is from a short story that came to me about a month ago that I just began writing last week, so it’s a VERY rough draft. Willa is somewhere around 14-years-old (she hasn’t told me her exact age yet) and is waiting to board a plane. Her ability/curse is that she can hear other people’s thoughts, whether she wants to or not. My math is simple today – five sentences.
Some people broadcast louder than others without even being aware of what they were doing. Usually these were either the very happy people who were high on life, or those whose thoughts were dark and twisted, full of the wrongs they’d committed. Willa had learned early in life that evil existed in the world and was often horrified at what she heard in other’s minds. Some acted on those thoughts, but the majority of people didn’t. Unfortunately for Willa, she’d encountered more than her share of those who did.