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 8

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 8

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 1,216Sydney rubbed at his mustache in frustration. It was bad enough that the arctic winds blasted through Clyde River, not only knocking out communications but impeding the progress of the Canadian Search and Rescue team. Convincing them to even...
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...
Warm Like Melting Ice Day 5

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 5

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 1,274 “Can you believe it,” Mariam asked without pausing, bobbing the Tazo tea bag in her mug of hot water. “A drug company at a health fair. A health fair!” Dagen sipped from his hot mug of the darkest roast French Meadow Bakery had to offer....
Warm Like Melting Ice Day 4

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 4

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 1,626“Suicide is not the answer,” Lucie said out loud, opening the door to the community center. Within 20 minutes, most of the youth of Clyde River would be coming through these open doors to the warehouse-structure that was sometimes community...
Warm Like Melting Ice Day 3

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 3

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 1,754 “That’s insanity, Dagen,” the man with the bushy white beard and matching eyebrows yelled from across his desk that looked like it came from a Goodwill bargain sale. Ax Mathiason leaned forward, elbows on scattered papers, looking more like...
Warm Like Melting Ice Day 1

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 1

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 1,734 “Cracks” Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12) Slogging across slush was not normal. The ten white huskies with black-lined eye-lids spread out in their fan hitch tugging harder at the...