Jen has a “post the first line of five works in progress” meme. What the hell, I’ll play, although I don’t really have five things in progress at the moment. I’ll include recent stuff.

The Wasicu towers still exist, rising up out of the turf.

From “The Last Wasicu.”

Yvonne looked up from her monitor, the beads in her cornrows clattering as Roger walked into her office.

From “In the Water.”

“Magdalena!” Mr. Libby shouted.

This is from the hurricane story that’s currently in the Critters queue.

They stopped for the night, off to the side of the canal in a clearing.

This is from the infamous lizardfic, which I need to get back to at some point. Maybe this summer, between Script Frenzy and NaNoWriMo. I’m trying to build up more short fiction, but that’s no reason to ignore my neglected, whimpering novel. Hopefully NaNoWriMo will have broken me of rewriting the same first chapter over and over and over again. If not, maybe doing it again will.

Alan was rushing to class when he heard a voice call his name.

This is from the 2006 NaNovel. Revisions start tonight!