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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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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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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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Alirio’s War (part 2)

The pain made everything a blur. Alirio could tell he was being dragged somewhere, then hefted onto something, but it was all a vague, broad strokes sort of awareness. All the details eluded him, as even with the implant off, … Continue reading

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Alirio’s War

Alirio heaved the skid forward, throwing all his weight into the ore laden package along with three other slaves. He didn’t know their names. More than thirty slaves had died in Alirio’s barracks in the last month. Ebola. The Taskmasters … Continue reading

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Sketch Practice

Every now and again, I try my hand at sketching. I’m not very good at it. But for the last month, I’ve been trying to sketch every day I can, in an effort to get better. So here are some … Continue reading

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Ashtray

Hando looked across the wide conference table, eyes locked on an ashtray sitting there. He didn’t know why it was there. The thing was glass, or some glass-like synthetic, he couldn’t really tell. Translucent and dark, ‘smoky’ was the best … Continue reading

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A Game of Thorns

Thorns, not thrones. I know, I know but stick with me here. Way back in early 2013, my game group started playing Pathfinder in a home-brew setting I had made in my free time. I was pretty underemployed at the … Continue reading

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Vanna’s War (conclusion)

The missile hissed as it hurtled through the air towards the drone, colliding with the shield and exploding just like the first one had. For a split second, the drone did seem confused, its tracking beams moving wildly in all … Continue reading

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Vanna’s War (part 2)

Vanna had been forced to trade her rifle to Lukas for an SAM. Lukas was the team’s best shot, Deirdre had argued, and she needed Vanna to help confuse the drone. After the first shots, the drone would swoop in … Continue reading

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