WIPpet Wednesday: Chicken Not-So-Big

Happy Wednesday!  Adding another snippet of my WIP today.  Join in and add your own link, and don’t forget to read the other posts.

Today’s excerpt is 4 lines of dialogue (today is 12/4).  Enjoy!


By Charles M. Sauer via Wikimedia Commons

Phin pulled open the door to see Alex standing there. He groaned. “Can I help you?”

It was obvious from the way Alex’s lips twitched that he was trying not to laugh. He leaned closer and whispered, “What happened to you? Get in a fight with a feather duster?”

“No,” Phin said through clenched teeth. “I helped put chicks back in their pens. Why the hell are there live farm animals here in the school?”

“No idea. Must be Jean’s idea of teaching the kids about the life cycle.” Alex straightened up and raised his voice. “Would you mind getting Carlie Roberts for me? I need to see her for a moment.”


11 thoughts on “WIPpet Wednesday: Chicken Not-So-Big

  1. Seems to me that Phin needed a touch of humility . Alex, for all Phin’s dread, is being pretty respectful of his feelings. Just dong his job…

    Just curious though. What is this book? I’d love a bit more info about it.

    • Yes, Phin does need humility. He starts this story as kind of a jerk. Alex pushes back at him for being obnoxious.

      This is somewhere between a love story and an “I hate the way my state is handling common core” story. It’s about someone working for the State Department of Education getting a lesson in how a community just might know best what will work for them. When he starts caring about actual people, he has to decide where his loyalties lie and then hope it’s not to late.

      • Yup. My son is ideally suited to learning common core; my daughter is not. So he’s in school and she’s at home. I’m dreading middle school, though. His school has done a great job of integrating common core. The middles school? Not so much. Ugh.

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