Here it is, Memorial Day, and in The Burg it’s rainy as hell. While people were likely still sleeping, or at Lee staying comfortable under the sheets, I headed out for breakfast, something I do on a regular basis whenever there’s a holiday.
Yes, we have a Denny’s in the area, and starting out the morning with steak and eggs and coffee is not a bad way to go. After I’m done with this post I’ll start on my Sense8 recap, and when I’m finished with that I’ll head over and get some ribs over at the Artfest a few blocks away. This was dinner yesterday:
When I return I get out the first of two mermaid excerpts I need to write, maybe watch a little Mr. Robot, then work on the novel before finishing off the evening with the last mermaid scene of the evening, which will get me all caught up on that story.
In other words, no big cookouts for me: it’s going to be another day of massive writing.
The scene I’m working on, the first part of which I’m excerpting today, has been going rather well. Last night it did well over eight hundred words, and when I have worked on this scene the fewest words I’ve written were right around seven hundred. I don’t know that things are going easier, but it does appear that I’m making my way to the scene rather effortlessly. As always, the biggest obstacle I have is simply getting started, but it seems that as of late I’ve been more eager to start writing, and get into writing, and get it done.
So maybe this is a turning point: maybe I’m getting back into the swing of things. We’ll see, ’cause I’ve said this before and I’ll probably say it again–and just because instead doesn’t make it true.
In the meantime, it’s time to get Kerry and Franky on the mat. But before that happens, there’s all the preliminary stuff:
(The following excerpts from The Foundation Chronicles, Book Three: C For Continuing, copyright 2016, 2017 by Cassidy Frazee)
As seem to be the case whenever word got out that either Annie, or Kerry, or both, were about to engage in combat at Gwydion Manor, a sizable number of students appeared so they could watch the action. By the time Annie and Kerry arrived, they estimated at least seventy students were present, which was nearly half the enrollment of Salem. Annie, however, did not see this is a good sign. “I can’t believe this many people are showing up to watch you go up against Franky.”
Kerry didn’t take Annie statement as a slight against his ability. On their walk to the Tesla Science Center for their Practical Super Science class, they continued to express disbelief that Franky believed he could go up against Kerry and win his judgment trial. “Not only that, but who is spreading around word that we’re going to do this?”
“That answer is easy.” She spied Franky and Lisa standing on the far side of the combat mat. “He tells Lisa, Lisa tells her friends, her friends spread the word to their friends. Before you know it half the school knows what’s going on.”
Kerry glanced about the room. “Literally.”
Annie turned to face Kerry, coming as close as necessary so as to not be heard by anyone else. “You need to be careful. There’s a lot about this I don’t like.”
He nodded. “Don’t worry; I’m good.”
She cast her eyes downward for just a second. “Do you need to take another dose?” Annie referred to the gel caps Coraline gave him after their visit to the hospital and his examination. She told him they would help with the raging flux of hormones with which he was currently dealing and to take two more in the evening, as well as tomorrow morning, if he continued feeling stressed out. She was quite aware that what Coraline had given Kerry was nothing more than a light dose of the same hormonal medication Coraline gave to girls suffering from PMS. As she didn’t know how Kerry would react to that news, Annie felt it best not to mention anything.
He shook his head. “No, I feel good.” He reached into his jacket pocket and gave her the tin with the six remaining pills. “I think it’s best if you hold on to this, though.”
Annie took the tin just as Professor Chai walked into the Manor. “It’s like you’re about to start.”
He removed his backpack and slipped out of his jacket. “Better get this over with.” He wrapped his left arm around Annie’s shoulders and gave her a warm, slow kiss. “Wish me luck.”
“You’re not going to need it.” She nodded toward the mat. “Go on.”
In case anyone was wondering you now know: Kerry is being given PMS medication to keep his hormones balanced. Because why not? One hopes Coraline tells him what she’s giving him after he becomes a she, because by then who will care if she freaks out? Actually, she should be on medication so she probably won’t be able to freak out, so that’s good. Though after she transitions back to Male Kerry, there will be that hint of understanding that he was getting PMS medication so he could chill.
Yeah, this kid is getting his mind messed with in a big way.
Since the festivities are about to begin that means the magic is about the fly. Still thing Frankie’s up the something?
Maybe you’ll find out tomorrow.