Nanoia

Nanoia: Chapter 3 is up!

Excerpt:

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The stairs creaked.

Tori hunched forward, the hard shape of the flashlight digging into her breastbone. She could hear herself gasping and tried to slow her breathing, tried to remember all the tricks the school nurse had taught her—breathe in for four, hold for seven, exhale for eight—but at that moment she could no more count than she could fly. All she could think about was the fifth step on the staircase, the one that always made that raspy creaking noise when stepped on, and remember every time she had stepped on it without giving second thought to the sound.

Calm down, she told herself firmly. Just calm down. It could be Dad! He could be home early.

Never mind that her father hardly ever came home.

Never mind that Frost was freaking out.

Never mind that every nerve in Tori’s body screamed with one desire:

Hide.


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Nanoia

Nanoia: Chapter 2 is up!

Excerpt:

By the time she finished her homework, evening had arrived and joined forces with the clouds looming overhead, sending everything into near-darkness. Tori could see her reflection in the glass of the door leading out to the back patio, a pale figure outlined in yellow light against a sea of black. She rose long enough to lower the blinds over the door and was heading to get a drink from the fridge when she heard a faint scratching sound coming from outside.

She returned, opened the lock and deadbolt, and cracked open the door a scant few inches, and a sleek furry body squeezed inside with a faint mew and gave an almighty shake, scattering water across the floor.

Tori crouched down and scooped the cat into her arms.

“You’re late,” she scolded. She buried her face in the soft, slightly damp fur of the cat’s neck and breathed, feeling muscles down her back relax for the first time since she had left the house that morning. The cat kneaded happily at her arm and ratcheted her purring up another notch.

She pulled away, met the green-gold eyes, and said, “You would not believe my day.”

The cat, a pale gray tabby who occasionally answered to Frost, chirped sympathetically and started to wash Tori’s arm. Tori shifted the cat around until she could hold her under one arm and went to close the door when the lights flickered, and something outside groaned.


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Nanoia: Chapter 1 is Up! (And Other Things)

I’m so sorry for the delay, everyone, but I hope this will make up for it. I’ve just posted Chapter One of Nanoia up on Wattpad!

I’ve been doing lots behind the scenes, but I guess I’m pretty bad at translating those daily minutiae into blog form. It’s something I’m working on. (Do… do you guys want to read about the daily minutiae of my writing whattheduckery? Because that could be a thing, I suppose…)

113932719-176-k414308For example, I found a nice program to use to produce ebook covers—Canva! I will definitely be talking about it more in a future post, but for now I’ve used it to make up a really simple cover for Nanoia, so that it doesn’t look quite so naked out there on the World Wide Web with the other ebooks.

I’ve also been working on building a Patreon for a light-hearted urban fantasy serial series tentatively titled Any Witch Way, which I will squeak about more in the near future.

But in the meantime, new chapter! First chapter! An exciting day! I hope you enjoy, and I look forward to continuing this adventure with all of you.

Until next time!


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