Sparky And The Wheezles

The Glen Meadow Chronicles

Week One of NaNoWriMo is in the Books

After seven days of furious writing, I have managed to write over 17000 words and I am well on my way to meeting my goal of writing 50,000 words by the end of November.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am continuing the story I started last year about Benji and his delightful family during one of Glen Meadow's most dangerous periods of time, the events that led up to the Great Fire of 1964.  

Benji and his beautiful mate Margo have produced two litters that resulted in seven children (so far).  In the first litter there is Griffin, Rose and Penny who are just now old enough to be sent away to the different Masters and Holders to learn a craft or trade as apprentices.  The younger litter comprised of Elzie, Fritzi, Jan and Sabine are barely past the age of toddlers but are old enough to start learning their letters and figures. 

The youngest and smallest of the offspring, Sabine is a remarkable child in that she was born mute.  Though she has no voice, she develops her own way of communicating with her family, friends and the community by using paw gestures and body movements.  She is strong-willed, smart and completely devoted to her father, so much so, that she devotes her life to helping him in his work.

Sabine's roll in her tribe becomes the stuff of legend and she is remembered in the history of Glen Meadow as the "Weasel That Roared."

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