Second Post!

Jim Stitzel

I dabble a little in a lot of things — writing, webcomics, gaming, photography, web design, music, and more. I’m a full-time code-wrangler with far, far too much to do.


The first was wooden and splintery. Brittle. Damn thing would fall over at the slightest gust of wind. It wouldn't hold itself up, much less an entire fence.

This one, though... this one was made of metal. Stainless steel. It was solid -- and heavy. So shiny it was blinding when the sun hit it from just the right angle. I'd have sworn when we set it that it could have tethered a god to the ground.

Which is more or less what we used it for. The poor bastard we have tied to it now appears weak and pathetic, but don't let that fool you. He's stronger than he looks. We've seen him summon the very powers of creation behind him. Why he let us tie him down like this and why he doesn't just break free are questions I don't have the answers to. None of us do. And yet that's exactly where we're at now.

I've seen the wheels in Dad's head turning, and I know what comes next. I know he's thinking about what to do with that third post.


Comments (6 so far!)

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aslargeasalone

aslargeasalone

Ahh I see some markdown flickering around. I like the wordplay, that's one thing that's always welcome.

It seems you already have a stake in this website.

  • #44 Posted 4 years ago
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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Yeah, this was the first version of the story. The edited version has the Markdown fixed. Unfortunately, there isn't a way to remove this one. Still waiting on the ability to do edits as actual edits and not new stories. :)

And I do love me some punniness. :)

  • #45 Posted 4 years ago
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JonB

JonB

Dramatic, god-slaying stuff.Or just slightly paranoid monologue. Interesting nonetheless.

And curse you, aslargeasalone, for claiming precedence on the 'stake in this' pun that I would have used.

  • #81 Posted 4 years ago
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Fantasist

Fantasist

Elo my old friend. And as this is my first story to read on the new site, hats off to you!

  • #89 Posted 4 years ago
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ethelthefrog

ethelthefrog

test comment

  • #887 Posted 4 years ago
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  • 5 out of 5
ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

i see what you did there..

  • #925 Posted 3 years ago
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