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Finished!

Finished!

Welcome back! I missed you all last weekend. Last weekend was the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday weekend. I was preoccupied for the weekend visiting relatives. So, this will be a two week report. Because I can. In the first week, I literally had two time blocks the entire week to get anything done. Seriously, where does all the time go. How can there always be so much stuff that needs to get done at all hours of the waking day? Granted,…

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So Close….

So Close….

…I can taste it… This week did not go as I had expected. My inability to stay asleep the last nearly two weeks has caught back up with me again. This made for a very long week and a very tiring week. It was hard to focus on work and my current projects at work. Which writing a an editor tool. Which requires a lot of thinking. And my brain was mush all week. It was hard. This also meant…

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Weekly Report: Making Progress!

Weekly Report: Making Progress!

Woohoo! This week has been productive! I made the effort! I also had the time. I even managed to get to bed mostly on time and get up reasonably early. I hope I can keep the momentum going. I’m also making good use of Grammarly now. After going through this program, I feel like it’s got at least one set of extra eyes and gives me the second final pass over each story that I’ve been needing to do on…

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Z is for Zombies

Z is for Zombies

Avera startled herself awake and into a sitting position. Her heart thumped in her chest as she gasped for air. Only a small strip of light from under the far door gave the black room any indication of which way was the floor. After calming back down, she felt around for a tire. There were none in reach. She reached for the light switch, only to discover it wasn’t where it should have been. Extending her hands, Avera focused on…

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Y is for Yesterday

Y is for Yesterday

Avera startled herself awake and into a sitting position. Her heart thumped in her chest as she gasped for air. Only a small strip of light from under the far door gave the black room any indication of which way was the floor. After calming back down, she felt around for a tire. There were none in reach. She reached for the light switch, only to discover it wasn’t where it should have been. Extending her hands, Avera focused on…

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X is for Xylosma Invasion

X is for Xylosma Invasion

Avera stared through the vent out into one of the central arcades, yawned and stretched her cramped legs. Out in the hall, a small bush or tree had proliferated next to the safety railing. A pad of paper with extensive notes from the course of the last two hours sat next to her. Earlier, during usual rounds of the arcade, she had spotted the small twig in a crack in the tiles. The leaves were a coppery green that blended…

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W is for Welcome!

W is for Welcome!

Attention Sir, Madam, Weavers from all schools, and Familiars! Are you tired of having to scour town after town around the countryside as you search for that final piece to finish the last stage of construction on your storm walker, portal containment, ray gun, boiler unit, or other devices with world ending properties? Do you spend hours sifting through stall after stall at your local Market for that last ingredient that is absolutely required for your stew, dinner, alchemical device,…

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V is for Volcano Vendor

V is for Volcano Vendor

Gregory Von Gillansforth spun his wide-brimmed hat around in his hands as he sat on the edge of the chair in the surprisingly cozy office. Even though the man had been here many times already, it still surprised him how different the room felt from the rest of the Market. The office was cozy, and he had been in many times before. Across the table, Kyle sat reading over the stack of paperwork that declared his new merchandise. Except for…

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U is for Underwater Cavern

U is for Underwater Cavern

Vicky stared down the black hole that served as the entrance to the cave she needed to enter. “One. Why is there a cave down here? Two. Is that water gurgling down there? Three. Are there squids?” YES. YES. NO. “That first answer doesn’t make sense.” IT IS WHERE DARK CAVERNS GO. THEY DO NOT BELONG ON THE FIFTH FLOOR. “Fine. What about the squids?” THERE ARE NO SQUIDS. “How about right now?” NO. “Will there be squids?” THERE ARE…

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T is for Thunder Gate Arcade

T is for Thunder Gate Arcade

“So what are we looking at?” Vicky peered over the platform, careful to not tip over the edge since there was no safety railing. Kyle leaned out to look as well, “It appears to be lava.” “And what are we doing here,” she asked, stepping back away from the perilous drop. “We need to get to the next platform, like this!” Avera stood at the opposite end while the others looked on. She shifted her weight a few times, crouched,…

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