Hello everyone and welcome to fellow Weekend Writing Warriors!
This is my second week in a row joining the awesome WeWriWa group for the weekly blog hop. Today’s eight sentences are again from The Phoenix’s Wake, my main WIP at the moment, and they happen a couple of chapters after last week’s tense conversation.
After a long day at the office, Gael (Gorgon detective and narrator) hosted a farewell ceremony for Ramses (Gael’s long time work partner, Phoenix, currently an egg after he spontaneously combusted before the story began). The guests have now left and Gael cares for Ramses until the Phoenix Rebirth Retreat comes to pick him up.
“Bath time, kiddo.” According to the letter, the painting for the farewell ceremony could cause an uneven distribution of the heat and damage the egg. I made a nest in the bath with a couple of towels and used the shower head to clean Rammey. The colors ran off like innocence peeled — heart wrenchingly fast. Then he was clean, I was wet and tainted droplets marred my wine glass.
After drying the egg and cradling him back on the couch, I set out to assemble the nest and heat lamp which turned out to be a brainchild of IKEA, Twister and esoteric languages.
Forty-five minutes of patience and head pounding later, there was a nest as my new centerpiece, a heat lamp as my new dinner table fixture, and anti-parasite hay and Styrofoam packing thingamajig as my new hardwood floor.
Hope you enjoyed these 8 sentences (first draft, creative punctuation and all). Please read and give a shout to other WeWriWa!