Archive for June, 2008

Aiko, part 2
Monday, June 30th, 2008

The trees breathed deep of the night air as Aiko flitted from shadow to shadow. The stealth made her feel safer, but she knew it was no doubt pointless. The forest knew she was here, which meant the dragon knew she was here. The unsheathed steel in her hand could leave little doubt as to […]

Clara, part 5
Monday, June 30th, 2008

“By the dust! What happened to you?” Clara’s feet had only just hit the ground. She slipped the shard of mirror from her belt and palmed it as she straightened and turned toward the voice. Her eyes took a moment to adjust to the darkness. There was a shape crouched there in the shadows. Before […]

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Moros stood atop the rocky outcrop, his hair spiking in the charged air. He clutched his sword with both hands, leaning his weight on it just a little. A thin trickle of blood came down his right arm from somewhere beneath his sleeve. The onlookers were slowly recovering, and one started towards him from the […]

In case you were wondering, it was a susurrus
Friday, June 27th, 2008

There was an impression he had in her presence. Something he couldn’t quite place. Sometimes it seemed like a quality of the light; sometimes it was almost a sound. Sometimes, she seemed to fill the room. He took to watching how other people interacted with her, when he could — stall-holders, bus-drivers, children on the […]

Great Inventions of the 22nd Century
Thursday, June 26th, 2008

They were trying to open a portal into an alternate universe, you see. The idea was to use quantum entanglement events as the branch points in the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics to form an entangled link across parallel universes. It didn’t work as planned, but the surprising thing was that it did in fact […]

Uncommon Downside of a Misspent Youth
Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

On reflection, teaching her how to pick locks had been a bad idea. She had always loved to hide and jump out on him, and for years after she’d gone he would find himself checking every room of the house for her when he came home, in case she’d broken in while he was out […]

The Second Night, part 5
Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

A voice rose out of the darkness; a voice like stone and metal. Peter couldn’t be sure whether he heard it through his ears or through his skin. You are that which crawls upon the Earth. You congratulate each other on how far you have risen from the dirt, but this is only because you […]

The Second Night, part 4
Monday, June 23rd, 2008

The ladder ended eventually at a hatch – small, round, and secured tightly with a rusted iron wheel. Alice strained with the wheel for a moment, before shouldering the hatch open and disappearing through. As Peter followed he had the impression of a dark curtain falling around him, and it took him a moment to […]

‘London Man Dies of Natural Causes’
Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

A West End man yesterday died of natural causes in his home at the age of 184. Doctors initially listed the cause of death as heart disease, however an autopsy later showed that although there was considerable cholesterol build-up it was within safe limits. This is the first death of natural causes to be recorded […]

“I’m sure you’re all wondering why you’re here.”
Saturday, June 21st, 2008

“A wise man once said to me: ´Some people don´t know what´s good for them. Sometimes the few can govern the needs of the many better than the many can themselves.´ I´m not sure if he was right. I don´t know whether it´s true that some people inherently need governing. But I challenge any of […]