During 2018’s A-Z Challenge, we wrote the first draft of “The November Deadline” and to celebrate that this is now (finally) out with beta readers, we’ll be producing a daily piece of micro-fiction linked to it – some prequel, some containing a detail not included in the story, some snippets from sequels currently being written.
My dearest Michaela,
I have given further thought to policy as regards to the unsanctioned Warren that you have set up. Many of my advisors have been critical of your actions, but I have tempered this with the involvement of Jack Runward, who has been an ally of the dvergar for some considerable time. I have also been giving further thought to the issues raised by the recent disturbances around the world. There are still places that we may live in peace, but the world is much smaller place than it was. In reviewing policy, I have taken steps to ensure that there will be no more dispossessed, and therefore no further need for your work with the orphaned. However, too many of our people have turned inwards. I feel that your Warren still has a purpose to serve and will give opportunity for some to have what I believe I have heard called a wanderjahr. Formal communications in preparation.
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