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It’s been months since I wrote anything on Fait Accompli. I’m having way too much fun writing Book 4, aka Suicide is for Mortals. It seems that the plan for Fait Accompli is not as solid as I thought. I haven’t really found the “soul” of Fait Accompli. It’s not often that I use the term “soul” without irony, but in the case of a novel in progress, it makes sense. I’ve figured out Book 4 to such an extent that I know what I’m doing, and it’s actually enjoyable to write. Fait Accompli, not so much. Given the choice between the story that’s a ball and a half to write and the story that’s a struggle to put on paper, I’m taking the first option.
However, I’ve written enough of Fait Accompli already that I can still afford to post bits of it for Storytimes. This one is from Nadia’s POV. She’s having one of her counseling sessions with Claudia.
Fait Accompli today! Tasha Morgan explains to us why adoption is a relatively rare phenomenon in the Broken Generation. In a previous Storytime, Claudia showed us how the BG makes life difficult for lesbians. In another, we heard from Claudia and her neighbor, Dr. Epstein, about what happened to reproductive freedom under DOALA, the Defense of American Life Act. In this one, Tasha will also show us how the BG is rough on straight men and women. In fact it’s hard on pretty much everyone except for gay men who don’t want children. DO means Dual Opportunities, an immigration program for young women. BG means Broken Generation, the age group which is only 12% female due to the environmental effects of a poorly-designed geo-engineering project. ARC refers to a rash of particularly vicious crimes against women that have been happening in recent months.
In case you’re wondering, I don’t think homeschooling is a bad thing, but I do think there are good reasons to do it and shitty reasons to do it.
We are picking up where we left off with Fait Accompli. Still in Nadia’s POV.
Here is another snippet from Fait Accompli. This one is from Nadia’s POV, set after she’s discharged from the hospital and placed in the charge of DC’s Department of Social Services.
If you’re unclear about the language or politics in play here, I encourage you to visit the “fait accompli” tag for more info.
For this week’s Storytime, Claudia will ask her neighbor, Dr. Epstein, about her new client, Nadia. Dystopian vocabulary this week is DOALA: Defense of American Life Act. Dr. Epstein is a gynecologist, and by that, of course I mean “part-time abortionist,” which in this story means he’s breaking the law every day. See “fait accompli” tag for other excerpts in this novel.
I will show you a little bit of Fait Accompli this week, in which Claudia and Tasha pay a visit to Nadia’s former landlady, Gail Lovejoy, and ask her some questions. I’m pretty sure there are no new Broken Generation vocabulary terms popping up in this excerpt. To see other excerpts from the same novel-in-progress, visit the “fait accompli” tag.
Storytime has returned, this week with a scene from Fait Accompli. At an earlier Storytime taken from this WIP, we met Nadia through Tasha’s POV. This scene follows immediately after, from Claudia’s POV. DOALA is the acronym for the Defense of American Life Act, which, giving a forthright middle finger to Constitutionality, outlaws all abortions with a few tightly defined exceptions, none of which apply to an adult rape victim. DO means Dual Opportunities, which is an immigration program for educated young women.
As usual, warnings apply for nasty language and references to sexual violence and general unpleasantness.
Today’s post is a passage from my third novel-in-progress Fait Accompli, in which Claudia describes how she fits in (read: she doesn’t) with her age group. She was born into the Broken Generation, which is only 12% female. Most of the women who comprise this 12% call themselves BG bitches. Extras are straight guys who, surprising no one, can’t get laid. HALs (Husbands and Lovers) are straight guys who have female partners. The context here is that Claudia just had a conversation with her brother Alex (which I have not posted on this blog) in which he points out that at least he’s in the game, implying that Claudia isn’t even trying to have a love life. This earlier snippet provides some helpful background information about the Broken Generation and the Bowen family. This even earlier passage gives us a closer look at Claudia’s attitude toward other parts of the country. (She lives in an affluent neighborhood in Washington, DC.)
Happy Zombie Jesus Day, brave readers! I am celebrating the fact that everyone else is in church today by showing you some more Fait Accompli. This scene takes place immediately after this one I posted a few weeks ago, in which Claudia and her older brother Alex meet their younger brother’s new girlfriend for the first time. In case you’re wondering, in this setting there is no longer a War On Drugs, and it’s perfectly legal to smoke pot.
This is from Fait Accompli, in what is currently Chapter 3. Previous excerpts from Fait Accompli were narrated from Claudia Bowen’s POV. This one is from Tasha Morgan.