This has been a heavy writing week for me, and it’s about to get heavier: in addition to final novel revisions, synopses, queries, and excerpt submissions — which have taken up the bulk of my week — I am today beginning work on a collaborative piece a friend of mine solicited me for. So I’m taking a bit of a short-cut this week and returning to my “retro” excerpts from old hand-written notebooks.
Boy sneaks onto old NW estate, caught by groundskeeper, taken to old woman, allowed to hire on and stay. Later, groundskeeper (thick, short, gray beard, brusque, Welsh) leaves estate in shame (why?)
Shrieking demon, white w/ huge round teeth for grinding bones, no legs, like a crab with arms, huge black eyes, can answer questions but once it starts talking it won’t shut up and can drive you mad, the only way to stop it is to…
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