Today’s WIPpet Wednesday is a snippet from Arrowsong which I wrote today (hence why it relates to the date :P)
Context: the meeting of two characters. Those of you who’ve read previous drafts may recognise the second character….
A knock at the door startled Anjez back to reality. He blinked, swinging his legs over the parapet and landing lightly back on the terrace.
‘Who is it?’
The door opened and Movez poked his head out. ‘You have a visitor.’
His eyebrows gathered together. ‘A visitor?’
Movez shrugged. ‘A lady. Northern, perhaps. If she has a name, I wasn’t privy to it.’
Anjez poked at the smoldering logs. ‘Bring her to me. And fetch some more wood.’
Movez returned a moment later with a young woman in tow. She wore a dark red skirt of fine wool and a matching fitted jacket. A sash, the colour of pale blue-green seaglass, peeked out from beneath the jacket, tied over the left hip, and she wore a matching covering over her pale hair. The door clicked shut behind Movez, leaving Anjez and the woman alone on the rooftop.