Thanks for your patience, everyone! Happy (almost Tuesday) Monday.
Today was just sort of one of those days where you were up and down the night before, you’re working from home because you’re meeting with the landlord’s realtor, who will be selling your home right out from under you, meeting with the contractor who will repair the walls your puppies somehow chewed right through, and still managing to make it to meetings and plot the course of the week. One of those days. You know the days I mean. The sort of day that means you’re way, way late posting the week’s update.
Well, here we are. Eleanor in real time, once again. When you think about it, it’s actually been quite a while since we’ve seen our girl. She pretty much sat out the entirety of chapter one, after taking a starring role in the prologue. And then, when she appeared here in chapter two — well, you doubted she was real, didn’t you. And yeah, she sort of wasn’t.
But she’s real now, and Jesus, look where she’s ended up.
The voice has been her guide through a sort of limbo… and now it has taken its leave, and Eleanor has surfaced to this awful, terrible reality, where everything she knew — including herself — has changed, and not for the better.
What would you do if you woke up like this?
I think I’d try to go back into the darkness. Except Eleanor’s darkness isn’t dark at all. It’s the pounding waves, the worn-smooth rocks, the damp sky. And she doesn’t get to just hover there in that darkness. Not anymore, at least. In that beautiful coastal air, Eleanor gets to fall. Again. And again. And again.
I’ll bet you can guess what the next page is all about.
I hope you all had a terrific Monday, and that the rest of the week treats you as well!