“Fretting the beginning?” Radnor asked. He laughed before I could answer. “Silly, silly boy. Don’t you realize the beginning doesn’t matter?”

I looked around the room. Its dingy gray walls were marked with scuffs, stains, and even some writing in a language I couldn’t decipher from my place at the table. I felt the ropes digging into my ankles, holding them tight against the chair legs.

“Piss off. You don’t exist. You can’t exist,” I said while tugging against the bands of duct tape wrapped around my torso. It must be a dream, I thought for at least the tenth time.

Radnor kept laughing as he … 

 


NaNoWriMo Update

For me, consistency is key for making NaNoWriMo more doable. It’s easier to write 1,700 or so words a day than to skip a few days and be faced with a 5,000-word deficit.

I got a small taste of that this week. Day 5 I only wrote 700 words. Even that small difference meant I had to write more than 2,000 words to catch up. It may not seem like much, but psychologically, it felt significant.

So, on Day 6 I just kept writing until I was back on track and I’m now past the 10,000 mark.

Let me tell you, though. This is turning out to be a bizarre story. I wonder how it’ll turn out?

How’s your story coming along?

Story Start 10: In the beginning
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