Lost Things: 09:30:47
I kept my hands to myself and hurried on. I had a reasonably generous timeframe to get what I needed from Case 39 and leave before the window of opportunity closed.
"Sam, is that you?"
I started quite considerably. I had seen other case-seekers today on…Posted 3 years ago
Fractal Realities: On the Black Sea of Misery
Arden Waithe never wanted to be on the boat. Or any boat. His experience had taught him that sailing was misery cubed. The rolling of the ground that never stopped, rising and falling, clenched his stomach inside an iron fist even as it spun his conscious…Posted 4 years ago
Fractal Realities: Partners in Time
Each spadeful of dirt opened the earth a little further. It never seemed like much but it added up bit by bit. It always felt like it took forever. Patrick had lost count in the eighties at least three times. His mind was slow now. He supposed this kind o…Posted 4 years ago
Fractal Realities: A Flayed Mind
Irritation built as Anders stepped past the perimeter marker of Base Camp Aktina. No matter how loud he turned his music up, the sound of metal on metal always cut through. He was up to seven and still he could hear dozens of knives being sharpened at the…Posted 4 years ago
The moat had not yet been filled the day I crossed the drawbridge. The main structure was standing tall, but not all the wings and towers and battlements had been completed.
Hammers, saws, welders, and all sorts of construction beeps and hums rang for we…Posted 8 years ago
The castle grounds
You sometimes lost your way, but when you make it to a place like this, arriving without knowing how and why you arrived, you know you're not lost anymore. The air has an inimitable quality to itself, seemingly contained with the light of a day beginning …Posted 8 years ago
Fall of the Great House
"Wait. Excuse me, what? What do you mean I can't go back?"
The gate stood resolute and impenetrable. I tried to rattle its bars, but it didn't so much as tremble at my efforts.
I had seen the notices, read the warnings, but who could accept that their hom…Posted 8 years ago
What would it be like to break into a hundred different worlds? A thousand? Would he ever get used to it, the way you get used to the routines of a new job? Ray looked at the device he held in his hand. Abruptly, he tossed it up, sending it spinning end o…Posted 4 years ago
Fractal Realities: The Other
Grosser looked away. Averting his eyes didn't help. It didn't stop Marnie from flinging his accusations at poor Julia. The woman had seemed near a breakdown after the expedition's second night.
“Where did it go? What did you do with it? Cause I'm damn s…Posted 4 years ago
Fractal Realities: In the Face of the Wild
Vines and creepers covered every part of the bulkhead's interior. Sickly brown leaves, branches whose mottled bark looked like scales, as well as wicked looking thorns choked the mouth of the doorway. The metal surround it had warped, in some places buckl…Posted 4 years ago