They say the first step of a run can be the hardest, and I agree with them. I have this story fully formed and mapped out, and yet it still sits there as Facebook and the news aggregators beckon, drawing me like a moth to a flame.

But I persisted, even though this first part is traditionally the most difficult part for me. You see, I wrote this part already, and this is a complete re-write. I didn’t care for the intricacies I built into the old man’s escape before; they were good, and well written, but didn’t live up to my mantra to stick to the point of the chapter. 

So I give you chapter one! About 1500 words, and just the right amount to get me to my goal of 50,000 words by December 1st.

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St Catherine’s Convent, Dubrovnik

Feel free to comment, ignore, deride or otherwise interact with this thing. 1 day down, 30 to go!

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