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Contemplation with Gun, Snake and Cigar
Contemplation with Gun, Snake and Cigar
The case had ended as well as anyone could have hoped and maybe even better than expected.  Weeks of sleuthing, backstairs interrogations, broken fingers and burnt feet.  It had all led to a warehouse and the Khlarsky brothers and a barrel of bullets.  The detectives had help; the 7th precinct, who'd dumped the mess on them in the first place, showed up on time and in full force.  There were four Khlarskys, but there were twenty cops and all of them had guns and in the end there were only two Khlarskys.  One officer had been hurt when he hit his head on the door frame.   They had confiscated over a thousand francs in cash and five hundred more in stolen goods; more than enough to go around.  
As soon as the birds were stowed in their cages the lawmen all decided pretty much at once that they should celebrate, hard.  So the whole precinct and the two detectives, Donovan and Jack Warricky by name, made their
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Nuc-u-lar Xombies.
The rain fell down...
“Blargleblargleblarg!”
“OMFG xombies! WTF mate!”
“Damn nuc-u-lur rain makin' zombies and stuff!  Thank god for these lead umbrellas!”
“They're good for pokin' em, too.”
“Friggin' nuc-u-lar zombies.”
“Yep.”
“You, eh, you are glowing.”
“Really?  Huh.”
“Are you, uh, are you...”
“Blargleblargleblarg!”
“OMFG xombies! WTF mate!”
The  rain fell down...
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On the Planet of Love
A space pulp.
The creep of sunlight was gradual, shadows rising ever so slightly on the sleeping figures, though this would have seemed strange to anyone who had ever seen the sun. For those shadows did not grow westward, but formed in shallow puddles around the passengers, the work of a noonday sun. The sleepers woke without comment.
One of them was awake already, for he had spent the night with his back against the gnarled NuTree in the center of the field, an uncomfortable bed to be sure. The easiest way to describe him is that he was simply large. The expression 'built like a brick shithouse' definitely applied; he was almost architectural in scale, and his features had rather more to do with masonry than musculature. He had a habit of bursting the thin sleeping bags in the night, and having paid for two on the trip alone, he had resigned himself to leaning against the tree. He had slept poorly, but that wasn't so unusual. He was afraid that he might be insane, and that tended to d
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World Negative One, part 28
“Stars!”
Blood splashed from the wound, dotting the tiles.  Mario fell to his knees, his companions rushing to keep him from landing on his face.  The guards leveled their spears at them, unsure of what they were supposed to do.  Perth hobbled from his chair towards the door.
“Wait and watch!  Keep your word,” Mario said through gritted teeth.  
He held up his trembling arm, stained with streaks of red.  But the blood had slowed.  Impossible.  Perth was mesmerized.  He reached out and held his hand, intently examining the cut.  It was no trick.  The wound was deep enough to open the radial artery, but the blood was thick, sluggish.  It was absolutely impossible.  He should be dying, but he was merely shaken, pale but smiling fiercely.  
“How can this be true?”
“Here, let me show you something.”
Mario tore open the front of his shirt with his uninjured hand.  He poi
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World Negative One, part 27
“Your appointment, sir.”
“Ha.  Appointment indeed.  Go make yourself useful, Cecil.  I have a feeling this will be a rather short engagement.”
The Chancellor of the High King and Royal Steward, Chaperone to her Highness the Princess, Sir T’ao Perth was in a most disagreeable temper that morning.  There were a host of problems that bedeviled him.  The Crown rested most heavily on his shoulders, most heavily.  He wasn’t a young man anymore.  He had hoped to retire from court affairs before His Highness… no, mustn’t grumble.  Never about His Majesty.  T’wasn’t proper.  Nor about the absent Prince, nor the Princess.  No matter how… childish… ehm, innocent, that was it, no matter how infuriatingly innocent she seemed with the matters at hand.  And those matters.  War was only the most obvious of the troubles that plagued the kingdoms.  Corruption i
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World Negative One, part 26
The next six days were a flurry of activity that seemed more than absurd in the wake of their experiences.  They had been fighting for their lives since they’d  arrived in this dying kingdom; the struggle to survive had become routine.  But to put on a show for a princess…
“I feel like a fucking idiot.”
“Yeah?  Well at least you didn’t have to sew the motley, you great lummox.  Now hold still so I can fix this seam.”
T’ao was surprisingly skilled in needlework and had worked for days to create suitable costumes for the brothers.  They were parodies of their original garb, which were long ago torn to rags and thrown away.  It would have been impossible to recreate them as they once were.  There was no ingenious Levi in this world to create denim, and T’ao didn’t have one of the kick pedal sewing machines that were popular among aristocratic ladies.  So he made due.  He got canv
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An Imperial Primer, etc. part 2
Chapter 2
The Emperor Alextavius’ campaign against the false nations of the world was fated to succeed, but it would take many years to achieve his goal.  After twenty years what was left of the enemy had been chased into the dark forests of Upper Bonvilania, prepared to fight to the death in the final battle of the war.
[AN: this copy of the Imperial Primer, etc. etc., is presented with the owner’s addendums to the text.   These additions include clippings from proscribed texts and treasonous scribblings.  While the owner has been summarily executed, this book is to be preserved intact as an example to the Office of Investigation.]
(Clipping from the ex-Baron Talleyon’s Memoirs)
(The Last War, as the Emperor’s lapdogs have begun to call it, is the bloodiest tragedy in human history.  South and North, Fascists and Freemen, of All Races and Creeds, fought a war that lasted decades.  Alyon and Creataria, Polin, Rhumland, Vallayan, U’
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World Negative One, part 25
The brothers rented a room over a cobblers along with the ex-lieutenant and T’ao.  It was cramped, but what could they do?  They were living off of Glowse’s savings.  He and T’ao had not received pay in months.  Money was short in the capitol, and they were lucky to bring in a few coins here and there.  Mario was working construction again, swinging a sledgehammer down in the refugee camps alongside T’ao and a few other riders that had shown up.  Glowse went to the palace every day, trying to get a meeting with someone who mattered.  They sold Baby.  Mario had taken off work today to make the market trip.  The only one who would be home at this hour was Luigi.  Mario hesitated at the door, hating himself for his reluctance.  He couldn’t stay on the urine-smelling landing forever.  He turned the key and crept inside.
Luigi was in the corner, curled up on his side.  Maybe he was asleep.  I
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World Negative One, part 24
“So, did you hear about the King?”
Mario was in the market.  He was in the process of haggling over some sort of flatbread when the baker leaned over and whispered conspiratorially into his ear.
“No.  What’s the word?”
“Threefer the bread and the rumor, hmm?”
Mario sighed.  Of course it cost something.  He slid three slivers of a heavy gold coin towards the merchant.  The salesman bit the gold, testing it's softness.  He nodded in satisfaction.
“Thanks.   So he’s left for the front, you know?”
“Of course.”
“Well, we all think he’s made for Rodan’s domain.  That’s what they said anyways, to join up with the armies on the front.  I have it in good authority that he went north.”
North.  That was odd.  Mario knew a little of the geography of the kingdoms now, and he knew the northlands were a glaciered tundra.  That was the domain
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World Negative One, part 23
“Hold still.’
‘Mmph… fff-crack!”
Mario rubbed his newly straightened nose and mumbled a not entirely sincere thank you.  The gnarled mid-wife shrugged.
“Best I can do for you.”
She started to shuffle away, but Mario arrested her progress.
“Are you sure…”
“Boy, listen to me.  Your brother is beyond my help.”
She left him to fret.
“Hold on Lu… hold on…”
The wound his brother carried on his side was flushed, a network of spidery red lines beginning to venture out in all directions.  Mario hated to admit it, but even if the doctor had lived he couldn’t have done anything for his brother.  Luigi would have to keep it together until they reached the capitol.  Mario felt a pang of guilt.  If only it had been him who’d been bitten… he was the freak.  He could take it.  He was supposed to be the older one, the responsible one.  He ha
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World Negative One, part 22
The encounter with the mantrap was yet another blow to the already beaten Riders.  Men and animals dead; a convict escaped.  Glopes took his place, standing accused of attempted murder.  He was in the back of the column now.  The brothers’ place had been reversed.  The Lieutenant ordered them to stay close to him at the front.
“You two are bad luck.  A rock in my boot, worry not, I shan‘t discard you.  But I want to keep an eye on you, yes I do.”
They at least had a yoh’shii each.  Luigi, injured as he was, rode on the familiar, gentler Baby.  Mario was saddled with Gnasher.  The beast was surly and ill mannered, unfamiliar with its rider.  It was just more unpleasantness.  
The storm lifted the next day.  But thunder still rumbled across the sky.  Smoke, once hidden by the clouds, now wriggled over them, ribbons in the sky.  
The limped hopelessly towards doom.  
At the forest
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World Negative One, part 21
“We-”
It happened too fast to comprehend.  A shape flashed out of the dark and Trouncher was gone.  There was a crunch and a sickening scream of pain, and Rimes was able to utter a single syllable-
“-what-”
-before a bulbous, reddish form slammed into his yoh’shii.  The tulip bulb (Luigi’s brain insisted, searching for a parallel) split wide in a shark’s grin of dagger sized teeth and bit down on the fallen rider’s leg.  It shook him like a dog, tearing through trouser and flesh, Rimes bellowing in pain.  Thorned creepers lashed out at the men and animals from the darkness, wrapping around legs and arms.  Mario drew his saber with a ‘snikt!’ and slashed at the groping vines that lashed his arms and chest.  Luigi scrambled from the saddle, drawing his own saber, and ran towards the suspended rider.  Rimes’ eyes locked on him and he pleaded for help, for Luigi to save him. No time to
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Writing, and gratitude for the comment.  I don't get many.
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I didn't finish it. I'm sorry that I couldn't follow through. It will be fun to read the other submissions though
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