Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[writing] Tourbillon progris riport, day 43

Today’s wordage: 3,500
Today’s writing time: 2 hours
Total wordage: 168,000
Total writing time: 93 hours, 30 minutes


With a frightened glance at the monk, the pilot scrambled down the ladder. His footsteps rang on the metal rungs. The hatch in the pressure hull banged open, then shut again. Squeaking echoed up the ladderway as the hatch was closed and locked.

“Rumor will fill my ship from stem to stern before the hour has turned,” Leung said quietly. Anger had already receded from his voice like the retreating tide. “Discipline has long since been compromised, but the notion that I have lost all control of who comes and goes aboard Five Lucky Winds will be all the more damaging.”

The monk was blatantly unrepentant. “It is time for a new order in the world,” she announced cheerfully. “Surely the deck of one rogue submarine is not so bad a place to start.”

“What are you doing here?”

She stabbed the now burning cigarette toward Childress. “Following her.”

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