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Canto I – Whistle in the Dark: The stars fall

21 September, 2010 (19:59) | A Lovesong of Rooks, The Final Days | By: Gabihime

So, although it ended up being a little muggy this afternoon, a storm appears to be rolling in. Outside, walking into the wind, I caught the smell of something dead and rotting, faintly sweet and very foetid. I couldn’t find what made the smell at all, although I looked around for it.

A mysterious smell of rot.

There were high fences all around which might have concealed the source of the smell — a dead cat or rodent perhaps — and I might have discovered it if I had methodically pressed my face to the cracks in each of the fences. I looked in one yard, and then another, but I saw no dead things. Perhaps it will have to remain a mystery unsolved.

Anyway, today I’m posting the first text chapter of Lovesong, entitled Whistle in the Dark: The Stars Fall. This chapter is nearly finished, but not quite. I still have three more sections to write before it’s done, but since this blog is an attempt to track my progress as I work, there will probably be plenty of things posted in the future that are not quite finished.

The rain has started. Here it is then, Canto I – Whistle in the Dark: The Stars Fall. This comes immediately after the prologue. Please enjoy the introduction of Oswald Blake.

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