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Still posting from that “Steampunk Thing.” The first draft isn’t done yet and I’m hoping that this will keep me motivated to keep at it.
This picks up from last week.
…James had to shake me to get my attention.
“Sorry,” I said. “My mind was elsewhere.”
“Must have been a good holiday it went on. At first I thought you’d fallen asleep, then I was worried you’d passed out, and then I was afraid you’d died.”
“Nothing so drastic as that,” I assured him.
“Good. Then could you give me directions? I’ve no idea where to go now that we’re in your neighborhood.”
I blinked to reorient myself. I’d been so lost in thought I hadn’t realized we’d reached The Old Nichol so it took a moment to get my bearings. A couple of turns later and we were there, more or less.
“Stop here,” I told James as we reached an intersection. “My place is down this alley. I’ll just be a minute.”