GOD I’ve missed this.
2,650 words today, and that’s a story. A complete short story, from beginning to end, knocked out in an evening because I just felt like it.
I don’t remember the last time I managed that. “Serpent, Wolf, and Half-Dead Thing” was similarly an idea that mugged me out of nowhere (rather than coming from my list of unfinished ideas), but it stalled several times on its way to completion. This one sent me to pace the upstairs hallway once or twice, but that was simply a matter of finding the words.
This feels really good. I need to find my way back to doing it more often.