New science fiction short story, done! I really like this character, she's young and alien and learning new skills. Finished it this evening at 3900 words. It's long for a first draft, but it's high on my list of my stories. Yes, I don't always like the stories I write. Those end up in the "shelved" folder on my computer. I never delete, never throw away. But this one won't end up there.
Denalla, the main character, may even end up with a novel of her own.