Fourth 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.


Doom fell from the sky that next day. At least, that's where we assumed it came from. There were mutterings in that cloudless expanse -- and rumors of mutterings. We had listened to them all that night and assumed they were the last breaths of the god-that-had-died, of the god-we-had-killed. We assumed -- egregious blasphemy.

The post stood in the yard when we arose with the rising sun. The post was so golden it was nearly white, and it reflected those first rays of morning with a blinding lustre so pure it has forever since left a permanent fleck of perfect night in my right eye. We looked away instantly, of course, but with something like that, even that's not quickly enough.

Dad turned and fled into the house, cursing under his breath, and re-emerged moments later clutching that second post. The steel glinted in the morning light as though it had every intention of doing battle with the gleam of this new threat.

The gods themselves had challenged our heresy and issued forth a post of their own.


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ethelthefrog

ethelthefrog

Welcome back, Jim.

And I have loved this story ever since you started it. I find myself intrigued, and I like being intrigued.

  • #910 Posted 3 years ago
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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Thanks. I have to admit to writing this piece one discovery at a time. In this case, I have to figure out what that fifth post is going to look like. :)

  • #912 Posted 3 years ago
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HSAR

HSAR

I think it should be Post V: The Postman Strikes Back.

Or maybe "Post V: Now it's postal".

"Posty V: Post for it"?

  • #914 Posted 3 years ago
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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

"Episode V: Post-It Notes"

  • #915 Posted 3 years ago
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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Post war.

  • #927 Posted 3 years ago
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