Honestly, that last went too fast. At least, in my opinion. But, ‘Defiant’ is meant to be a writing exercise, not a true novel. I do, now, think that I’ll edit it and turn it into one, but that’s in the mists of the future.
Want to type the final third of this rather large episode, but tired. Good day at Day Job: just Friend Tracy and me; everything done right and on time with no caterwauling. Had to come home and push-mow 80% of the backyard, though. I’ve gotten very used to my girls doing that over these past two years. The next – and hopefully last – time we move, I want to be in a forest clearing, with no grass, just crops and vegetables. And bunkers for the MG42’s that our house AI, Continuity, will control.
At last I’ve got Muller’s troop on their way back to Portland, and we all know the reveal about Multnomah Falls; Nike assures me “it’s going to be fabulous, darling!” We’ll see some people we’ve not in a while. Then, ‘Defiant’ will go to sleep for at least a month. My priority will be to get “Henge’s Big Day!” (don’t worry, I’ll start posting about it when we get closer) physically published. When I do come back to the City, I’m thinking that the fourth section will be a four to three-month flashback, of what happened between Nichole and Joe. I think a lot happened, but I don’t yet know.
Off to go help Nike set up tables and tents for the party. It’s late Decemeber in Portland; cold rain! Of course they need tents! Oh! Outdoor propane heaters! Good idea!