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|Friday, March 21, 2014
|Fun fact: Gene Wirchenko discovered West of Bathurst recently and read through the entire archive at once, thus becoming one of the first people to be able to do that (I've noticed a few others popping up in the last few weeks, actually). He then went on to It Never Rains and my music...and decided to write about it. Check out the Kari-related post on his blog Thoughts about Thought and Other Things. Then see what you think of the rest of the blog, which is well written and interesting.|
|Friday, March 21, 2014|
Panel 1: We're back in the strange imaginary world that lives inside Rose's brain. A red-haired girl--basically, an alternate version of Rose--hikes across a dark desert landscape, a walking stick in her hand.
Narration Box: My long journey across the barren waste would have been more punishing if not for the prospect of my destination: home.
Panel 2: Alternate Rose continues to walk, a look of determination on her face. The sky behind her is deep red.
Narration Box: And yet I knew that my yearning for the comfort of my family would remain tempered by dread.
Panel 3: We get a wide view of Alternate Rose standing at the top of a hill in the gathering darkness, gazing down towards a jumble of houses with lights in their windows.
Narration Box: There was still an obstacle to overcome before I could once more relax and, with luck, enjoy some take-out sushi.
Panel 4: Rose is in her kitchen, leaning against the counter and munching on a granola bar. A woman who looks nothing like her has just got off the phone.
Woman: So we ended up in the principal's office today because we hit a boy with a stick, did we?
Rose: The dragon made us do it.
Alt-Text: You know...the dragon. THE dragon. There is always a dragon. She could have said "devil," but that would have been too ordinary. IT WAS THE DRAGON, DAMN IT.
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