Yes, it’s been a while since I updated.  Busy schedule at work; other commissions, other projects, and above all the brain-numbing siren call of the Internet. I’ll try to keep up better.  (He said).

My mention of ghosts in this chapter was not an intentional Halloween shout-out; it just sort of fell out that way.  Had I actually been keeping up, I might have planted this earlier so that I could actually have Ginger encounter a ghost for Halloween.  Not this time, I’m afraid.

The bald guy is new.  He’s not part of the Matilda’s crew; he’s one of the Big Bad’s staff on the island.  I don’t have a name for him yet, but I think I’ll call him Bruno.  He looks like a Bruno.

For the time being, Ginger is on the run, and about to run into more trouble.  Which is fairly normal for her.