[writing] Tourbillon progris riport, day 40

Today’s wordage: 5,100
Today’s writing time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Total wordage: 157,000
Total writing time: 87 hours, 30 minutes


She was saddened further. Someone should believe in the bright things, even if that was not her. But by all the angels in Heaven, she would not leave without al-Wazir.

That was her.

“Bring him on,” she told the British officer, wishing as she did for some hidden power, some secret prayer.

A whiff of cigarette smoke from nowhere, acrid and hot, made Childress realize she might just have such a thing – secret power if not secret prayer.

Thank you, she thought, and almost heard laughter in return.