So I was just perusing Twitter and came across a thing called WIPpet Wednesday, which I thought I might give a go. The rules are simple: just post an excerpt from your WIP that has something to do with the day’s date. Today is the 6th, so it could be six lines, six words, six paragraphs, something from chapter 6, etc…
For my first shot at this, I have selected roughly six lines from page 6 of my WIP (which coincidentally, also works out at approximately 60 words), working title A More Complicated Fairytale (the one that I’m still looking for some beta readers for if anyone would be interested *puppy dog eyes everyone*). In this scene, the ball held so that the prince can choose a wife has just ended, and the prince and his father are engaging in some friendly banter in front of the guests before they all leave.
Prince Felipe took the jab with good spirits and moved to his father’s side, placing a hand on King Gilles’ shoulder. “Father, I promise I have been on my absolute best behaviour,” he declared, but followed the comment with a wink at the same group of girls as though sharing some sort of intimate secret with them. The girls giggled again.
I’d actually forgotten the scenes like this back at the start; lately I’ve been much more used to Prince Felipe after he’s undergone some character development and isn’t just a playboy anymore so I’m having a bit of a nostalgic ‘nawww’ moment.
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