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The Beginning of the End: Post 4: Because I wrote this and made myself laugh

He gave an elated, “woop” and grabbed a tree branch. He swung forward several feet and landed on the opposite side of a huge log.

“You’re gonna kill youself, Zephyr!” Tiffany shouted. I gave her a sly little smirk. “Oh, don’t you even.”

“I know. I know,” I said trying to suppress a laugh.

“Who cares!” he shouted back and grabbed a new branch. “At least I’ll die happy-y-y-y…” He flew of the branch and disappeared in a pile of dead leaves. “Ow.”

Tiffany and I cracked up. “You know,” I said between breaths, “I think that may be the most hilarious, stupid thing that guy has ever done.”

“And that’s saying something,” she said, trying to catch her breath too. He walked over to us pulling leaves out of his hair.

“Not a word, you two,” he said.

Tiffany and I tried to hide our laughter by twisting our facial expressions into polite concern. “What would we say?” I asked. He stared at me with the most ridiculous face I couldn’t help but crack up again. This time he joined us.

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Two Days In

We are now over forty-eight hours into NaNoWriMo!

So far so good! I am about 9,000 words into my novel and feel great about it. I’ve managed to keep my sanity so far, but by the end of the month I’m sure that will change! I am working on a post-apocalyptic science fiction story. It’s in my comfort zone, but for my first attempt at NaNo I wanted to write something I was familiar with. Maybe next year I will write something a little different depending on how this year goes.

Good luck to all others participating!

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