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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.
“My place is down this alley. I’ll just be a minute.”
“Are you sure? It’s narrow, but I’m pretty sure we can get through it.”
“It dead ends. I have no idea who planned the streets here but whoever it was didn’t do a very good job thinking things through.”
James laughed. “That’s politicians for you. Not a drop of common sense among them.”
Now that was something I couldn’t argue with.
My good spirits dissipated when I reached the end of the alley and saw my shanty. The storm the night before had torn off part of the roof and my spirits sank as I opened the door and took a look inside. The fire in my stove had gone out, the coal was wet, and everything I owned was soaked: bed, linens, clothes…
I consoled myself with the thought that at least my tools were dry and safe, and locked the door again. I’d get some dry coal on my way home and hopefully get my clothes dried out before morning, although it looked to be a wet and uncomfortable night waiting for me.