Words Written: Somewheres around 1,000
Total Words Written: Somewheres around 15K
Words Remaining: 35k ish?
Days Remaining: 21
At this rate the project will be finished on August 1, 2013
Excerpt: “Get Stella,” Bradbury muttered, dazed. He did not look at Thanatos. Instead, he began to walk for the truck. “Leave everything that isn’t important. We—”
“We need to be there tonight,” Thanatos finished. Behind him, the light of the fire was drowned in dirt as Thanatos crossed the camp and unzipped the front of the tent. Stella slept, her shallow breaths filling the tent. He crawled inside and rested his hand on her bare shoulder. All she wore were their blankets. She’d waited for him, just as he knew she would. It was a shame her devotion was in vain.
Carefully, he shook her back into the world. She came back with a start, recalling the hint of a nightmare, of shouting and lights and a great approaching storm. Stella’s eyes adjusted to the darkness, sucking up the faint light filtered blue through the vinyl. There was silence. No fire creaked outside. There was only the sound of his breath and the thud of blood in her ears.
“Get dressed, Stella,” he said. She knew what had happened. “It is time.” Her hand went to his waist and she pulled them together. They held each other for a moment, then kissed, before Stella let go and clenched her fists around her shirt behind her.
Bonus Challenge Question: Describe your plot in 15 words or less.
College student, alien, and secret agent team up to prevent humanity’s extinction. Hilarity ensues (Not).