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Rain and Fire – A Hecatonchires Short Story

Posted by Doug on April 13, 2010

The following is a short sort-of-sequel to my NaNoWriMo novel, Hecatonchires:

Even if Kadenokōji Takako had a free hand to hold it in, even the largest umbrella would have been inadequate defense against the nearly horizontal rain as the typhoon assailed Tokyo.  The streets of Shibuya were all but deserted, with only the occasional emergency services vehicle passing by, and Kadenokōji had not seen a single pedestrian in what otherwise would have been one of the most crowded districts in the city.  The downpour was so strong it made it difficult to walk, doubly when moving against the wind, and of course Kadenokōji’s destination was currently both upwind and uphill, and to make things even worse, walking slowly was not an option.  I’ve got to get ahead of that damned squid! Her legs burning with the exertion, she pushed forwards, running up the hill as fast as she could without falling down.  Needless to say, she was long since completely drenched, and that did nothing to improve her mood.

In her left hand she held a small LED flashlight, which really was not helping illuminate her path much; in her right, her weapon, a Heckler and Koch UMP submachine gun.  Over her mauve pant suit she wore a heavy tan tactical vest like the Special Assault Team operators wore, filled with a half-dozen spare magazines for the UMP, her USP pistol and a couple spare magazines for it, and all manner of small equipment, from a police radio to a folding multi-tool.  It weighed nearly fifteen kilograms, and Kadenokōji could not, at the moment, decide whether the extra weight was slowing her pace or helping keep her from getting blown away by the typhoon.

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Hecatonchires: My NaNoWriMo Novel For 2009

Posted by Doug on November 25, 2009

Here it is, in all its poorly-written glory, the full text of my National Novel Writing Month project: Hecatonchires! (1.3 MiB PDF)

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Hecatonchires: A NaNoWriMo Project

Posted by Doug on October 21, 2009

I’ve decided I’m going to be a part of this year’s National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo.  The goal of NaNoWriMo is to crank out a 50,000 word work of fiction between November 1st and November 30th.  The reward for those who successfully accomplish this is…bragging rights.  Sounds like the perfect project for me.

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