Wednesday, December 9, 2009

WIP Wednesday

It is a blizzard here. I have large drifts of snow behind my garage doors that are probably taller than my truck at this point. The wind is blowing like crazy and occasionally I lose sight of my mailbox which is only about 20 yards from the house (probably closer). Not a single car has traveled the road this morning, mostly because the plows haven't been by yet. As I am writing this my wife's job called and said they are closing for the day. I think the only thing open around here are the grocery stores and no one can get to them.

I saw yesterday that the Triangulation Antho series is open for business again. I subbed to them last year and didn't make it in, so I thought I would try again this year. The theme is End of the Rainbow. Interesting, or so I thought. I am giving it a whirl. Here is my opening-

It was the last thing I received from my grandma. A prism. At least that was what she called it. It always sat in her kitchen window, which oddly enough, faced the north and never caught the sun.
I could never get it to work, not even on the most brilliantly sunny days. My father speculated it was cut wrong and couldn't refract the light properly. Still I kept it, in my kitchen like she had, even though in my tiny apartment the kitchen had no windows.

12 comments:

Rebecca Nazar said...

Well, you've hooked me with that beginning. Good luck to you. I like this year's theme.

We are going go be walloped here with snow too. Not labeled a Nor'Easter, though. At this hour, I can still distinguish my mailbox.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I want to read more : )

Cate Gardner said...

Nice start... And thanks for the Triangulation info.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Rebecca- I don't want to deal with any Nor'easter here. this is quite enough. Looks like it is settling down, a little.

Nat- I will send it out for readers when I am done.

Cate- If anyone can do something with that theme you can. Good luck.

Aaron Polson said...

Ah, those tricky prisms. You've piqued my interest, to be sure.

Danielle Ferries said...

Am intrigued. Want to read more.

I hope to be able to write something over the Christmnas break to sub to them.

K.C. Shaw said...

I love that beginning! Good luck!

I hope you're safe and sound indoors, with hot chocolate (or hot beverage of your choice) and a good book. We didn't get any weather here yesterday except wind--amazing amounts of wind. Like, whole tanker trucks of wind.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Aaron- I am taking a page from your book and I know where this story is supposed to end up. That never happens with me.

Danielle- Good luck. I think you can come up with something (you are creative like that).

K.C.- I am today. It is -12 degrees outside right now. I have a rather large drift outside my window.

Carrie Harris said...

Ooooh. You are mean, to give us that opening and then make us wait. It's a talented mean, but mean nonetheless.

Barry Napier said...

Such a great beginning. I can see that as being one of those 2,000 worders that packs one hell of a punch. Best of luck!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Carrie- I am not mean, a little brash sometimes, but not mean. :)

Barry- I was actually going for flash, but I think you may be closer with the 2K.

katey said...

That's a good hook you have there. Good luck with the rest!