Smoke And Daggers, Part 2

wolframdioxide

Amateur author. Mainly focussed on science fiction and urban fantasy.


There was a sound like a small thunderclap in Simon Melnikov's apartment, as several cubic metres' worth of space were replaced by vacuum.

Agent Irving was, for all intents and purposes, in a featureless black void without air or gravity. He spent a few seconds getting his bearings, then rocketed off toward Петров's office.

The death was over with quickly. A few scant drops of arsenic solution, a fake suicide note, a vial placed nearby, a few documents regarding gambling debts, and he was off.

The voyage to the Sand Lance was more interesting. He had to, several times, slow down and fall back into the world over the Pacific to get his bearings. Once or twice, he thought he saw something in the far distance, but he ignored it: irrelevant to the mission.

Finally, he dropped into the Pacific at half a klick below, and entered the submarine. After an hour of debriefing, he listened to his orders.

"There's been a rash of unusual activities happening in New York that might be right up your alley."

"Copy that."


Comments (8 so far!)

aslargeasalone

aslargeasalone

The name "Sand Lance" is rather wonderful. I imagine there would be friction and something like erosion, but it sounds so good.

I love the Shakespeare play about the Arsenic addict, "As: You Like It!"

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wolframdioxide

wolframdioxide

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USSSandLance(SSN-660)

  • #971 Posted 3 years ago
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wolframdioxide

wolframdioxide

Er...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USSSandLance(SSN-660)

  • #972 Posted 3 years ago
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wolframdioxide

wolframdioxide

Well, it seems that this site doesn't support underscores. Sorry.

But anyway, you get my point.

  • #973 Posted 3 years ago
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ethelthefrog

ethelthefrog

The problem with underscores is that they're used to indicate italics and converting the underscores and stars into correct HTML is much trickier than it sounds. In theory, an underscore with letters either side should just be an underscore but, in the current version of the code, it is likely to start an italic section.

Contributions of python code welcome...

  • #987 Posted 3 years ago
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ethelthefrog

ethelthefrog

With regard to the story, the pace is lightning fast and a bit tricky to keep up with, but I'm enjoying it.

  • #988 Posted 3 years ago
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wolframdioxide

wolframdioxide

I realised that a few minutes after I posted. Now I feel bad.

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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

I like the space travel, as in, location; Apparate, appear, disappear, teleport. Now I see how this ties in to my wizard's world.

  • #994 Posted 3 years ago
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Inspired by (sequel to):

In another city, on the other side of the world and two weeks after Larry's unfortunate disappearanc…

Smoke And Daggers, Part 1

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