Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[writing] Tourbillon progris riport, day 39

Today’s wordage: 3,400
Today’s writing time: 2 hours
Total wordage: 152,000
Total writing time: 85 hours


“Who are you?” Childress kept her voice low but urgent. All she need to do was shout and the sailors would be up to her aid. “What are you doing aboard my ship?”

“Your ship?” The monk seemed to find this a very amusing statement. “That would surprise Captain Leung.”

Childress felt a twinge of guilt, which she immediately dismissed. This one was accomplished at the art of verbal sparring. She would not fall victim to rhetoric. “It is certainly not your ship.”

“No, but this is my journey.” The monk flipped her cigarette stub overboard. The spark flashed like a firely as it circled and soared before vanishing into the waters of the Red Sea. “Every ship sails toward a multitude of destinies.”

“Don’t doubletalk me. I worked among theologians for almost forty years. I know better.”

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