Another 4600 words on the Halloween story, resulting in a first draft. Magic Meter says,
Observant readers will notice that I have moved the goalposts again. I needed to bring this thing in under 7.5K in order to submit it to the Codex Halloween Contest. So now I have two days to cut at least 1500 words.
Starting now. Sorry, no time for wit and erudition.
(And in case you’re wondering–yeah, I can hear your smartass comments from here: "What? You mean there’s supposed to be wit and erudition in Rotundo’s progress reports? You don’t say!")
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