October 9th, 2006

spring

Physical Jerks

Originally posted here.

Chapter Ten completed. 1807 words for today so far. Here's a sample:

In the morning, Dodo, the lanky, dark-haired singer, led them in physical exercises, starting with stretches that left her muscles aching and sores. Then the teacher led them on a run through the streets of Tabat in the chilly dawn light, heading along Erigant Street down to the harbor and past the salt-scented docks there, the sailors hooting derision at the grim faced girls struggling to keep up. Each year ran its own route. The sixth year's was up the mountain side nearly to the foot of the Duke's Castle, and the insubordinate might run it more than once.
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