Warm Like Melting Ice Day 17

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 17

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 2,037 Vina was left behind in Iqaluit, fuming mad and most likely to scald tender ears with her hot words. The small cargo plane that First Air coordinated for Dagen’s drop at Clyde River was not a passenger plane, but Dagen could ride in the...
Warm Like Melting Ice Day 16

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 16

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 1,789Dagen hung up the phone as Vina leaned against the wall where it hung. She said, “I didn’t know they made these anymore. Does it actually work?”“Better than a cell phone that doesn’t work at all up here,” said Dagen. “Ax might have some...
Warm Like Melting Ice Day 15

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 15

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 1,014Not long after Miriam hung up the phone with Dagen, Ax returned to the office. She was condensing the contents from several filing boxes into one that would house information useful for building a database for Ax. Many people from around the...
Warm Like Melting Ice Day 15

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 15

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 1,114“Miriam, is that you,” asked the caller on the other end of the line. Miriam had to stepped around a haphazard maze of filing boxes in Ax’s small office above the coffee roaster to answer the phone on his desk. She hadn’t expected to hear...
Warm Like Melting Ice Day 14

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 14

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 1,564At the first clearing of the storm, after three days of winds clocked at 60 knots per hour, an L382G Hercules roared over Clyde River. Even students from the school clambered out of the front door at the noise the plane made banking and then...
Warm Like Melting Ice Day 13

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 13

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 1,103Most of the passengers on First Air’s Boeing 737 200C salivated at the first warm wafts of baking chocolate chip cookies. Most. Not Dagen. No matter how strong the aroma of baking grew, or how often he stuck his nose over his uncapped...
Warm Like Melting Ice Day 12

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 12

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 1,961“If global warming is real then why is it so cold,” asked Vina as she breathed out great trails of vapors from within her fox-trimmed parka of camel-brown. She was trying to keep up with Dagen’s brisk strides and frustrated that her lips...
Warm Like Melting Ice Day 11

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 11

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 1,845“I never think to come into this place,” said Ax, sitting back in his chair at French Meadow Bakery. “I suppose I stick to the mid-town area, where I can walk or bike. But the bus was easy to get here. Have you been to the Global Market,...
Warm Like Melting Ice Day 10

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 10

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 1,674To grow up on the land is to know shadow and light. Sometimes there is great darkness and other times, great illumination. To see the light of day again is the hope in every heart. Especially living on the land. Everywhere you step your foot...
Warm Like Melting Ice Day 9

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 9

NaNoWrimo Word Count: 1,513Dabbing her lips with cotton candy gloss, Vina snapped shut her Dior compact and tightened the lid of her gloss before tossing them into her black leather Prada bag. She mastered the look of pink gloss and blush in high school. With her...
Warm Like Melting Ice Day 7

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 7

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 1,719He couldn’t get Miriam out of his thoughts. Polishing off the last of a tall peppermint mocha latte, Dagen handed the paper cup to the flight attendant and cringed inwardly, thinking that Miriam would have chastised him thoroughly for not...
Warm Like Melting Ice Day 6

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 6

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 1,542 Seven black skidoos pulled up to the the one-room plywood hut that Moe Ipeelie used as his hunting cabin on the land. It was nearly mid-day when Sydney Brindeau and six other riders, volunteering to search for Elijah, rode up to the place...