Sunday, June 12, 2011

SocNoc, Day 12

Today's Wordcount: 2,526
Total Wordcount: 29,141
(includes the part written before SocNoc - 4143 words)
Percentage: 49.9%

Short post cos I'm tired and it's cold and I need to get some sleep.

Extract: (lemur fight!)

The fidgetty, brown lemur took a step back. Lunged. Aurelia met him. She had a great deal of practise wrestling with lemurs. Sharp claws or not – she would show him she could fight too. She dodged the slash and hurtled herself at the dark creature, using her weight to her advantage. His claws grazed her, but failed to penetrate her thick fur. She nipped his shoulder, kicked him in the shin and grappled him in a rough hug. He bit back, teeth slicing across her cheek. She cuffed him across the face, hard and pushed him away from her. He stumbled and fell to the ground. Aurelia bounded forward and sat on him.

What do you want with these?” She asked again.

The lemur made no answer. So she cuffed him across the cheek. She could feel her blood running through her fur, taste it with her tongue.

Who are you? What species?”

Still no answer. His small body was trembling beneath her. She bared her teeth “Tell me, or I bite.”

Mijifajifa,” he whimpered. “I'm a boenga.”

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