Child of the Kaites: Chapter 43

Already, Maraians clog the small Iranine market.  Big Akima, first of the shopkeepers to arrive, eyes the strangers with consternation.  Fists on her hips, she approaches an old Maraian woman.  The sea and the crowds drown out her words, but I imagine Big Akima’s demanding an explanation.  When the old woman answers her, she seeks … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 43

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 42

Well, friends, I had a long weekend for Thanksgiving--and I FINISHED REWRITING CHILD OF THE KAITES!!!!! If the Lord wills it, that means you will receive your weekly updates five more times after today, for a total of 47 chapters. Now it's back to my regular schedule, which for now means waking before the sun rises … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 42

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 41

Friends, I plotted out the chapters, I did the math, I counted twice. After this chapter, there are only SIX MORE IN THE BOOK!!! I'll definitely be finished writing by Christmas (if it is God's will), and you should have regular, weekly posts until the end! We jangle and clank into camp, startling the axex. … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 41

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 40

Can you believe we're 40 chapters in?!?!?! The end is SO CLOSE!!! *somersaults* * (Barring unforeseeable crazy life circumstances) I'll definitely finish (re)writing this year, and maybe even posting the chapters this year.  Yaaaayyyyyy!!!!! I'm delighted. You're probably scowling at me through the screen and saying, "Just give us this week's chapter, already.  Put us … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 40

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 39

Do I mention to you, my dear readers, how amazing you are?  Thank you for all your support and for putting up with my shifting schedules.  Seriously, you guys brighten my weeks. There are exciting things coming in the future, both for Child of the Kaites's plot and otherwise. I'm excited to share some new developments … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 39

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 38

Thank you for your patience last week! Teaching can be time-consuming, as wonderful as it is. Also, I'm working on a super secret project (more details coming in future weeks 😉 ). All of this has meant, sadly, a little less time to write, and this chapter was difficult to write in its own right. … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 38

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 37

I apologize for the tardiness of today's update.  Technically, it is still Monday.  Hopefully the length of the chapter will make it up to you. “We’re coming with you this time,” Forziel declares before my eyes are fully open. “What?”  The question comes out garbled, my throat dry from breathing the moisture-free air all night. … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 37

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 36

Far enough out among the brittle bush and bursage that our voices won’t travel back to camp, Nhardah speaks.  “I had no idea Nihae’s memory was fading so quickly.  How long has this been happening?” Savi ducks his head and threads his fingers together behind his neck.  I answer.  “I think we really started to … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 36

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 35

In case you're wondering if you're in the right place: Yes, this is still my blog. It just has a new layout! What do you think? Snazzy? Ghastly? Shocking? Glorious? Another adjective starting with S or G? Let me know in the comments! To go along with the new layout, I'm also introducing new chapter … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 35

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 34

Find previous chapters here. “Umph,” Nhardah grunts.  “I’m glad to see you, too, Raiballeon.” “You have no idea how much we’ve been through,” I mumble into his shoulder. Nhardah gives me a squeeze and pats my back.  “Daughter, you and young Saviayr handled it admirably, I’ve been told.” I pull back and frown at the … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 34