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Tale of diUmbria, Chapter 2

    Weeks later, Captain diUmbria sat in a tavern in Ragusa, his charts laid out on the table before him. A meal of rum and boullabaisse sat half gone to one side, and a squat lantern cast softly flickering illumination. For a long while he had sat there, resting his bones. His bones were weary …

The Youngest Son, Captain Olpendurf's Ship

Tale of diUmbria, Chapter 1

Their captain was known as diUmbria, it wasn’t his name, but he was from Assisi. He had come down from the ancient hilltop town to the coast and bought himself a ship. Now he plied the Adriatic and beyond, hawking wares in every port from Venice to Ragusa, Zadar to Naples. Now he was fairly …

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Journal of Gordon Ogle – Day 11

<–Previous Got back into that first town. Turns out that girl got outta surgery two days ago. They released her and she just walked off. No one knows where. Should I have stayed? I don’t know. I don’t know. Guess I’ll look around, ask around a bit, see if anyone noticed. Its not likely though. …

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Journal of Gordon Ogle – Day 10

<–Previous Sunset is coming on. One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. You don’t reailze it, growing up in the shells, what a real Earth sky is like. Sure I’ve seen pictures, but wow the colors are unreal. Though of course they are more real than most of what I’ve spent my life …

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Walking with the Ticks

He was thirsty, and had just found a tick on his stomach. Shoveling back revolt he had quickly extracted the squirming blood sucker and was now making his way through the forest to a stream he’d found before. Why was he out here? Self-improvement? Hah…all that was out here was a bunch of annoying insects, …

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Running

  }{ Among the skyscrapers of Gen Stulp, in the nation of Grudensaan, a man could be seen running down the sidewalk. He stuck out because of his speed, and also his off-world clothing. Soon he found his contact; an older robot with molded green torso and legs, bright yellow angular stylish gloves and boots, …

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A New Ghost

}{ Mossbark sat in the correct posture on a large root overlooking a graceful waterfall and pool. Steep gray cliffs led down to the pale green water, pines stretched stately above. He meditated, as he had been taught. He was never sure if what happened was correct, or what was supposed to, but on mornings …

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The First Saga: Chapter 1

}{ Dretch slunk through the shadows of the ruined city. Occasionally he found a victim, but most times he ran from those who’d find him the prey. He was getting hungry…he wasn’t sure how much longer he could control himself, remain invisible. The city was gray and brown, rubble and garbage and piles of food …

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A boy and his bot

The boy scurried along the walkways in the evening rain, propelled by that mysterious propulsive force behind all youths. Below, the dark sea raged, huge swells moving slow in a way that let you know of the sheer size of the deep. Under there, he knew, were the buildings of Old Binang, but he was …

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Hiralaj (6/15/12)

Cold grey metal walls, muted turquoise carpet, subtle hums of the machinery that ran behind the walls; powering wall mounted screens, a computer, a small kitchen and bath, some cold light and of course the mini-teleport unit so that he could get out. Natural light fell bleak through a skylight, the sky above gray with …