Not that this is a promise to be done by New Years. Or that I’ll have another in less than a week. Just, y’know, w00t and all.
As of late, this story’s been bottling and boiling away inside me, wanting to get out. It takes a lot of hours just letting the plot issues detangle themselves in the back of my mind, letting the nuts and bolts figure out which goes where… and in the end, the story happens. It is a mystery. Ancient Chinese secret, huh. Etc.
Carrie Lane stories come pretty easily, I find, aside from basic mechanics of “Well, so why doesn’t this happen?” or “Why can’t that be solved that way?” But those are comic book plottery problems. Those can be dealt with.
So, here’s more scenes, and in an extremely tiny manner. Feedback welcome. Holla if you’re out there, folks. Kinda hoping I’m not throwing pages in the wind.