April 23rd, 2007

turtle

progress report

Saturday's word count: 1014.
Sunday's word count: 686 to complete a chapter draft. 95 words on the next chapter in the evening.

Now I'm stuck on the next chapter--my outline is vague, so I have to figure out what's next.
8th Doctor

DW Audio, "Embrace the Darkness"

Big Finish DR. WHO Audio, "Embrace the Darkness" [31]

I haven't quite finished listening to this one, because I am bored. I think it would've been better as a single hour story, or maybe it's just that I don't like claustrophobic horror stories all that much. I started listening to the next 8th Doctor play, though, and it has Daleks! Yay!

List of DW audio titles and their chronology in relation to the television series.
my fancy foot

free smut!

Worship
c. Elspeth Potter 2004


At your monthly doctor visit, the nurse uses a special tool to cut your wedding ring from your grotesquely swollen finger. "Only one snip," she says, as if that makes it better. "A jeweler can fix it again, good as new."

The mutilation will still be there in your mind's eye, a severing of a sacred bond. You will never wear the ring again: you can never get it onto your finger after this, even at night when the swelling is down a little.

Your husband picks you up out front. He's been getting a haircut while you listened to the rheumatologist. You can smell the fresh barbershop smell of the talcum on his collar, see little flecks of dark hair on the back of his neck, muscular and strong. He can lift you in and out of the bathtub when your knees or hips, or sometimes both, are too stiff.

He opens the door of the car for you, and helps you fasten the shoulder belt and fumble on your sunglasses. "Any new prescriptions?" he asks, as he pulls out into traffic.

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