- Chapter six = in progress
Word Count: 8528/25,000
Story = 34% complete
Art = 0%
Things to ponder today:
~ what terrible/funny/gruesome things can I do to the magpie villains?
~ google satelite may be awesome, but I really need to take a roadtrip
~ how far can a weka (a bird about the size of a chicken) walk in a day?
Extract for today:
“Tirrr-eet!” A short, high whistle sounded from the bushes before her, and out darted a small bird, its feathers were speckled with brown and grey. It ran for a short distance, tail flicking upwards. Then with a flap of its wings, it sprang into the air. Bouncing a few wingbeats in the air, it twisted about and landed on the ground before her.
“Hi-ho,” it whistled. “Where-be-you-go?”
“Home,” Aroha replied. “It's a long way to walk.”
“Well,” said the bird. “My-name-is-Pi-ho. I-will-walk-with-you, no? For-a-lit-tle-while, oh?” With each syllable, its body bobbed or ducked. As the end of each short refrain, the tail flicked upright. For the first time in days, Aroha laughed.
“What a silly wee bird you are,” she remarked. “What are you?”
(For the answer to that question, see my next "NZ Naturally" post)