And here we are again. I have to apologize for not getting around to all the other WIPpeteer’s blogs last week. Several days of my valuable time (which I will never get back) were spent dealing with a cable provider sent from the bowels of hell to torment their subscribers and provide the worst customer service ever known to man (bet you can guess who it is). Consequently, I dropped them (hopefully back to where they were originally spawned), then spent numerous hours changing my email address 200+ times, getting satellite service, and a new internet provider. Did I get much writing done last week? That would be a resounding NO. My son screwed up my computer – this is the third time – and I have to take it in for diagnostics. Luckily, my new laptop should be here today, so hopefully things will improve. Enough of my whining – life goes on.
My math works like this: 2 + 11 = page 13, 1 + 5 = 6 lines. In this snippet, Cain is in bed, drifting in that hazy area between being asleep and awake, when he feels someone touching his forehead. Eby is his cat.
I struggled to wake myself up, frantically climbing toward consciousness as I brushed at my forehead, expecting to feel someone else’s hands. Bolting straight up, fully awake now, my eyes darted around the room, into the corners with their dark shadows. Fumbling across the nightstand, I turned on the lamp. As light flooded the room, chasing away the darkness, I saw I was alone. Looking on the floor, thinking maybe it had been Eby brushing against my face before he’d jumped down, I came up with nothing. He was nowhere in sight.
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