Sep 122017
 

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Although things between them were far from perfect, Ellie Navarette took comfort in the direction they were headed. She and Shreya weren’t doomed. As long as she could trust Shreya’s earnest blues, Ellie could still fix everything. It’d take plenty of work, but she was ready for it.

Yeah, we always knew this would be difficult. We’re just going back to square one and upping the difficulty level some more, Ellie thought. Her steps slowed, causing her to trail behind Zinnia and Marietta on their walk back to Stockbrunn. Sunflower stayed near her, taking any and all opportunities to not-so-subtly brush against her arm. Her dog’s whining was only placated by brief hand holding, her excitement preventing her from being restrained for longer than that.

Ellie had ground to make up with her friends, that much was clear. Zinnia, in particular, had gotten the brunt of her piss-poor attitude. If angels were real, then Zinnia must have been one of them. Who else but a divine being could put up with that much ick?

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Jul 112017
 

After weeks (months?) of feeling creatively constipated, I’m going to stop being in denial. I need to take a long break from this. Balancing this and work has been…difficult, to say the least. Writing all the time for work just saps me of the energy I need for Redwood Crossing. It was easier to do this when I was in school, but now it feels close to impossible. :\ It’s hard to justify spending time on this when I could be working on paid projects.

That being said, I don’t want to completely give up on this.

We’ll resume September 12th. If there’s still voters around after that, then we’ll continue onwards.

I highly recommend subscribing for an e-mail alert and/or following me on Twitter (which…hasn’t been updated in a year+ but I may get back into it soon).

See ya in September.

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Jul 042017
 

Happy 4th of July! The holiday means my unexpected and unplanned hiatus continues… 🙁

Don’t forget you can subscribe to get an e-mail alert when the latest chapter is up.

Also, two things –

  1. I can’t update the sidebar…and I don’t know why, haha. Bear with me.
  2. Does anyone know any good mosquito bite remedies, because this hydrocortizone isn’t cutting it? 🙁
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Jun 282017
 

[A/N: Battle Royale AU, featuring remixed and aged-down (or up) versions of characters from Redwood Crossing.]

Ellie’s sneakers streaked through the steadily growing puddle of blood. She would’ve fallen if it wasn’t for Pravaah, Student 19. The taller girl grasped her arm to keep her upright. Her good eye—the other one was concealed under a patch—regarded Ellie with pity.

She knows you won’t make it.

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Jun 272017
 

Hey…

I’m sorry. I’ve been feeling very burnt out. But I started writing a bonus chapter thing for fun to get back into the swing of things. I think a combination of me moving & me coming off of a big project at work has done me in. I’ll have the bonus thing up tomorrow. Hopefully we can get back to our usual schedule by next week.

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Jun 202017
 

I lost my block of writing time today, which means that there’s not going to be a chapter today. I’ll see if I can do a short bonus chapter later. I’m moving soon, so I’m living in a jungle of boxes at the moment. It’s hard to write like this, but the good news is I just finished a big project so once that burn out clears up, I should be back to this.

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Jun 132017
 

VOTE FOR REDWOOD CROSSING ON TOP WEB FICTION

She didn’t immediately return home after her reunion with Ellie. Shreya took her time, stopping by a forest pond and splashing water on her face to renew her clarity.

As much as she was reluctant to admit it, she recognized the points in Ellie’s arguments. It wasn’t like Shreya had much of a reason to disagree with her assessments. If her death would lead to protecting the greater community, then the Elders would offer her head on a pike.

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Jun 062017
 

VOTE FOR REDWOOD CROSSING ON TOP WEB FICTION

While she should have been rejoicing, it was difficult for Shreya to do so in the face of everything. After her moment with Ellie was finished, she’d be heading back to her home and, eventually, to the foxes’ mercy. The Elders hadn’t fully decided on what they’d do with her, but Shreya knew in her heart that they’d sacrifice her to save the rest.

Time was fleeting. There were still words that needed to be said.

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May 302017
 

🙁

Sorry, I must delay the chapter. I’m going to see if I have time to finish it before the end of this week. If not, then it’ll have to be here on Tuesday.

I have a preview link for the first 1000-ish words of Chapter 57 over here if you’re dying to read it. I’ve been struggling with chapters lately. I might be burning out a bit. I’m not as fast as I used to be and I’m feeling the pressure.

Thanks for your understanding,

kaleidofish

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May 242017
 

Alright, so it appears that we’ve been having a bunch of site issues lately. If any of you are wordpress.org wizards or know anybody who is, hit me up on my Contact page. I think part of the problem is that the site isn’t doing a fresh reload for each user.

I don’t want to accidentally blow up this site by strong-arming things myself, so haaalp. Also, if you have any bug reports, send them my way.

Thanks!

kaleidofish

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