I always miss plumbing

Today’s Oneword: Scalp

More 1-minute glimpses into the Rucksack UniverseThe cold water bounced like needles, but she didn’t care. She grabbed the soap and went to work, scrubbing from her scalp to her toes. A month in those bloody mountains, she thought, with barely enough water to drink, much less have a wash.

Around her feet, a brown and red flow swirled around the drain. People always ask what I miss, she thought. Plumbing. I always miss plumbing.

What are these things?

The Oneword website is a writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word, which changes each day. I use it to explore ideas and give you a daily 1-minute glimpse into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories.

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