Sunday, May 19, 2013

Starting to write, in earnest

First chapter (with many edits ahead), in rough format, four characters created, three in 1690 and one so far in 2013. A few excerpts:


Bia understood numbers and in her camp the Tutelo men from the eight hills brought her grain and hides to count and pack...


...a sound never heard as though the mountain’s high boulder had been picked up by the sky and flung in one breath through the maqiga...


Staeka dipped his hands into the cool water and as he brought them up, a red sluice covered his long fingers.