Now that I've covered those two tidbits of entertaining critiques, it's back to business as usual. Check out my blog over at jzimmerman324.weebly.com for the closing history of my life. Here is page seven of TSS, followed by another picture from this beautiful city. Enjoy, and have a great day!
"layer of barrels which lay two wide. A single row lined the center of the room as a third level. She counted down to the seventh row where there were two barrels end to end at the highest level. She picked up the top barrel on her right, always lifting it carefully not to disturb the heavy dust that had settled over the years. The top of the barrel always facing the wall was smashed in. Inside this first barrel was a hunting knife and sharpening stone, but since she had just sharpened the edge the day before, she just grabbed her knife enclosed in a light brown leather sheath with a small band. With the knife in hand she pulled back the next barrel against the wall, just enough to sneak her arm in and grab a lighter among the many that lay hidden. She returned both barrels to their original places, dropped the lighter into her pocket and strapped the knife around her right calf muscle. She turned to her left side and from the top barrel closest to her she removed her binoculars.
From the powder room she moved along the northern face of the fort, pausing at each gun emplacement opening to pan the north side of the island with her binoculars. Across the fifty feet of moat lay a relatively open area with just a single red cedar tree directly north. Slightly to the northeast was the closest thick clearing. She watched the trees and the movement in those woods. About two hundred meters further north of the cypress was a smaller clearing that blocked her view of the river’s mouth from the fort. She concentrated her gaze on those trees as well; looking for any movement that seemed out of place. The leaves and limbs waved to her treacherously in the northern breeze. Oh, how they tricked her.
|Grave marking for U.S. soldier at Fort Pulaski, the location|
of the opening scenes in TSS.