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NaNoWriMo 2016: Work in Progress–FULL TEXT RUNNING VERSION

“I am waiting.” *** Three hours earlier, I had not expected to end my night talking to—with?—a cat. Yet here I was in the early blackness of midwinter morning staring into the orange eyes of a tabby-colored creature, arched whiskers … Continue reading

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“Death: a necessary end”: interlude – remember

Look at me. The air is cool.  I shuffle my feet in the grass.  My shoes squeak a little because it’s wet.  I laugh.  There are trees all around me.  It’s pretty.  I look up at the sun.  It’s bright, … Continue reading

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“Death: a necessary end”: interlude – memory

My first memories are, oddly enough, of sunshine.  Though many months of my life have been spent under ground in one form or another, my first clear chapter begins elsewhere. Sunshine. I remember cool air all around me, the kind … Continue reading

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“Death, a necessary end” – FULL TEXT RUNNING VERSION

Premise: that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come how strange that men should fear death Mel Anne Norton – auburn, large eyes, too frail and too small and too bony 29 years old (1997): born 1968; … Continue reading

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“Death – a necessary end”: “In the Catacombs”

“But why, Gabriel?  Why down here?”  Mel shuddered.  “It’s not that it’s just creepy.  I can deal with that, I guess.  But why so far down?  What do you hope to find?” Gabriel paused, his back to her.  She saw … Continue reading

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“Death – a necessary end”: “A birthday”

He had warned her about the book. “If you take this, you’ll get much more than you bargained for.”  His slow smile seemed shy; her eyes met his, and blushing, she felt the shy one.  Mel looked down, tucking an … Continue reading

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“Death – a necessary end”: Prologue

*The first of many such NaNoWriMo posts to come.  Here are two bits – the whole prologue (I think) and a tidbit from part IV. Enjoy! Prologue: It’s a perfect day. I enter the way I always do – by … Continue reading

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