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I hope everyone had a restful Easter/Passover/Spring-Shaped Candy Day last week. I don’t remember much about it, but I woke up Monday morning in a nest of pastel wrappers . . .
Since I don’t want to give away the rest of Tom’s conversation with Travis the killer werewolf, I’m skipping ahead to a conversation Tom is having with the ever-delightful Ms. Merrok, who is curious—by which I mean suspicious to a paranoid degree—about the reasons a wereduck might have for butting into what she believes is pack business.
This isn’t the beginning of that conversation, but it fits nicely into eight sentences, so I went with it. Tom has the first line:
“I assume you’re referring to Bryan Bleddyn?”
“Bryan Mahon,” I said. “He was adopted.”
“By non-pack,” she said, “under human law.”
“Our parents stepped in when your pack abandoned him. Did your family speak up for him, Ms. Merrok? No guest bedroom at your place?”
Yeah, the chill here is going both ways . . .
Part of the tension in this story is the conflict between the human and were communities, who don’t always obey the same laws of government or biology. Since humans, for the most part, have no idea that were-animals are a Real Thing, it can get both tricky and frustrating.
And dangerous, too.
I have a question: Do any of you use Scrivener? If I make it to my goal at Camp Nanowrimo, I can get a good deal on the software.
It seems like a sweet program with some excellent features, but I thought I’d ask.
“Cold Front” image was released into the Public Domain by its creator, Fawcett5.