Here’s the third Character Questionnaire!
And the total comes to…*drum roll*
33,313 words, guys. While I’m behind, of this moment, this rewrite of Preserving The Past is now the longest story I’ve ever written.
25,257 words! It’s the midpoint, guys! I’m halfway there!
Making slow, but steady progress: 20,052 words and one character death so far.
St. Louis, Missouri, 1985 — “Mommy! Daddy! Help!”
Washington, 2004 — “Mommy, Mommy!” Junior ran up the stairs to the back porch where Lizzie was pouring glasses of lemonade for lunch. His brown hair was a mess, his clothes were wrinkled and grass-stained, and he carried a bundle of dandelion puffs in his hands. He held them out to her, nearly shouting, “Here!”
Spokane, Washington, 2001 — Morning sunlight shone through the uncovered window, spilling onto the pale yellow walls and giving the room a soft glow.
St. Louis, Missouri — Clara Matthews pulled her blonde hair up into a ponytail, chocolate brown eyes focused on the piles of books in front of her.
Tacoma, Washington, 1998 – “So,” Lizzie Douglas said as she and Henry Taylor walked down the beach. “It’s been two years.”