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Jane’s War (part 2)

Jane examined her tools. They were hers, not just whatever was in surplus. Somebody had gone up to the dormitories and taken her tools from her belongings. Jane had to remind herself that it was a breach of her privacy. … Continue reading

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Operation Caesar’s Folly (part XXV)

Beth let the air flow out of her chest as she brought her elbows up to her knees. She lowered her shoulders to the floor, then brought them back up, touching her elbows  to her knees again. She had so … Continue reading

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Jane’s War (part 1)

Jane (23.2.120.3) flexed her new fingers. It wasn’t her first artificial limb, she already had a replacement leg from the knee down. But she never thought much about the responsiveness or flexibility of her leg. It simply wasn’t something she … Continue reading

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Elder of the Conclave

(a short little scene I wrote while brainstorming a science fiction setting) The Gorgon Fleet was making another run at the warp gate. This would be their third run within the last year. “We have firing solutions locked in on … Continue reading

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Operation Caesar’s Folly (part XXIV)

Sand. It was everywhere. Kicked up by boots, in the air, in his clothes, in his mouth. Sand and dead grass, all around him. Sand and grass and the burning sun beating down. People were yelling at him. He could … Continue reading

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Alirio’s War (conclusion)

Alirio hurried down the concrete passage, ostensibly following Koya though there was nowhere to go but straight ahead. Koya had ignored a few dozen identical metal doors that lined the halls down here, below the Taskmaster’s compound. Between them, Jean … Continue reading

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Operation Caesar’s Folly (part XXIII)

Issac considered for a moment that he should feel the urge to smile right now. His plans were working perfectly, after all. The meetings had picked up at 11, and Gavrilović had immediately started in on his earnest plea for … Continue reading

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Alirio’s War (part 3)

“Nobody escapes,” Alirio said, very sure of it. “Shaysh who?” the soldier smiled. Or tried to. His attempt made his face even more terrifying. “Nobody ever has,” Alirio shook his head as he said it. “Eshcapesh happen all the time,” … Continue reading

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Operation Caesar’s Folly (part XXII)

The Admiral was not a man to believe in coincidences. He was certain they happened, but in an abstract sort of way, the way one is aware that somewhere someone will win the lottery. It will happen, but almost certainly … Continue reading

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The Fleet [Scene of the Crime]

I turned the body a bit and got a better look at the boy. It was a boy. Not old enough to call it a man. Hair was shaved, and the scalp was tattooed like the kids down the Spine … Continue reading

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