Fascinating read! When my editorial eye doesn't trip over the writing and I start to read more quickly— to learn what happens and what the protagonists learn, or in this case, the runners, I give the writer top marks! Later, I'll return to see and deconstruct the style and verbs. And I think there's a bit of this drive and zeal and mania in many of us. In you?Thanks for the link!
There's zeal, but not to the point of extreme risk--save in fantasy. But I love reading about those people who strain against maddening odds.My topics - at the moment-- ice creams I have known, darkness and light,and water. Water as giver, water as metaphor and water as a disappearing resource. Our consumption of water is increasing, but the supplies stay the same.LindaIn medias res