Monthly Archives: November 2010

Chapter 13

I walked down the corridor. There was no point teleporting – I could only safely jump in line-of-sight here, and the curve of the tunnel meant I couldn’t see more than a few yards ahead or behind. We hadn’t passed … Continue reading

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Chapter 12

I sat curled up in the same pipe in that construction site for what felt like hours, waiting to be discovered or captured or shot with a tranquilizer dart. That last wouldn’t have been so bad maybe, since I would … Continue reading

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Chapter 11

“Suddenly the Regent’s claim seems much more plausible,” Wisp said. I barely heard him. I just stared at Etienne’s, the restaurant looking exactly as I remembered it – the name written in elaborate script on the awning, the big front … Continue reading

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Chapter 10

“No? I didn’t know cyborgs were a race.” “We’re persecuted,” Templeton said. He glanced at Howlaa. His eyes bulged out, telescoping like spyglasses. “Howlaa, could you shed that nasty skin? A Nagalinda tore off my original arms. I don’t like … Continue reading

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Chapter 9

“He was probably lying,” Howlaa said, after I’d explained. “But not definitely lying,” Wisp said. “It’s possible.” “Not probable,” Howlaa countered. “This is Nexington-on-Axis,” Wisp said. “Home to sentient machines, hallucinogenic swamp gas, orbital love palaces, skinshifters, the Bodiless, and … Continue reading

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