Lots of guilt going around: Maggie has just realized that the settlement’s destruction is her fault, and Hisham is afraid that he’s killed Leaves Turning Copper.
Monthly Archives: July 2014
A typo from an early chapter:
“Steve stopped to take a leek in the bathroom.”
How about if we take that leek and scramble it with the dropped brain (Progrep 35)?
I hit 50,000 words today, about halfway through the novel. Whee!
Flows All Ways has had a vision and is heading toward the settlement while Pestle in Acorn Season shakes a rattle over Maggie’s pointy head.
No fingers on the keyboard today.
The aftermath of the quake is occupying most of the characters, Leaves Turning Copper in particular. She’ll be at it for some time.
No, she’s not pushing a broom. She’s pulling Raghida.
A snippet from today’s chunk:
I don’t need healing, Maggie thought. A Steller’s jay landed on her head and started scolding. She brushed it away.
At the pinochle party in the aviary, Leaves Turning Copper fends off parakeets but loses the round to Raghida. Copper agrees to enter the VR park . . . . where Bad Things await.
Leaves Turning Copper has reached the VR settlement in the valley and met Raghida, an eighty-three-year-old woman with a passion for pinochle and parakeets.