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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.
Skipping a couple of paragraphs from last week.
James stopped talking and let out a low whistle when he saw my shanty – or what was left of it. “I say, that wind really did a number on your home. But it might have done you a favor, what with this whole neighborhood scheduled to be torn down.”
“I hadn’t thought of it that way,” I admitted. “But you’re right. This place wasn’t all that much. It’s not even supposed to be here, but I didn’t like the idea of paying rent for a place not much better than this and a lot more crowded with neighbors, so I just took over this dead end alley and cobbled together a place of my own out of whatever I could salvage.”
James chuckled. “Miss Victoria would approve. She’s a no frills type of person, likes things basic and practical. She’s very forthright. Speaks her mind and you’ll always know where you stand with her.”
“You and the others all seem to be rather fond of her.”
“We are. She treats us well, as do her grandfather and the younger Mr. Madison. Of course, her grandfather’s not up to much these days. This winter has been hard on him.”