Supernatural Novel: Day 5

Day’s Verse:
Alas, sinful nation,
People weighed down with iniquity,
Offspring of evildoers,
Sons who act corruptly!
They have abandoned the Lord,
They have despised the Holy One of Israel,
they have turned away from Him.

Isaiah 1:4


Despite my concerns over how my illness will cause me to behave in civilized company, I know I must return to England to fulfill my responsibilities. Despite my horrific behavior, I am bound by my Sherborne family honor in this matter, and I must trust that God and my self-control will restrain my new, unholy appetites. However, my quest has received a heavy blow with James’ death and the loss of our pack animals, for I alone cannot transport the supplies and what meager treasure I still possess back to anywhere approaching civilization. Thus it is clear that, although I speak only European languages, I must somehow convince the natives here to throw in their lot with mine. I must return to England by any means necessary; the weapons in the camp, diligently maintained by poor James, remain a viable final resort. I feel little compunction about threatening a few local tribesmen; for they are so primitive any touch of civilization, however brutal, must naturally improve their lot. Continue Reading >>

NaNo Notes

Day’s Verse:
Learn to do good;
Seek justice,
Reprove the ruthless,
Defend the orphan,
Plead for the widow.

Isaiah 1:17

NaNoWriMo to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. What more could I ask for?

Also, as a note: I label the NaNo story posts by date. If I don’t write for a day, I’ll just move on in the numbering. So I wrote on November 1, which gave us Supernatural Novel: Day 1; then I wrote on November 4 and posted Supernatural Novel: Day 4, but I didn’t do anything on November 2 or 3, so those are missing. Now I need to get writing — I’m at least 3,400 words behind already (see my NaNoWriMo profile for current word count). Continue Reading >>