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More of the SameThey sped away from the main gates before either of the two fugitives could take the recently vacated driver's seat. Either the beasts were sprinting for home, or they were merely stupid and frightened.
"This is insane." PDQ held tightly to the carriage, afraid he would fall out. The wind whipped at his face, cold and fast, making tears spring to his eyes.
Already settling herself on a seat in the carriage, Griselda tied her long hair back, careful not to pull even a strand of her beard. "Shush, it's working so far."
The carriage they'd commandeered was an opulent affair in PDQ's small sphere of experience, all velvet inlay and expensive wood. There were even small gems somehow sewn into the corners of the doors and windows. He dearly hoped that it was borrowed finery, or better, already once-stolen. However, the unconscious passenger had a severe military air about her, evident even in the way she breathed in
Contra-Bandy ch13I woke up to hear someone I didn't know singing a song I barely recognized as a Russian folk song. None of Shawn's friends had ever struck me as the type to hold onto anyone's roots, so I assumed I'd woken up in the other place. It wasn't Mari, though, and it was definitely not Jimmy. It was a woman's voice, but nothing like Mari's lilting contralto. She sounded young.
Reluctant to face this place again, I pulled the coarse blanket over my head and groaned. I had to call it something, didn't I? Then I could treat it like a summer home. Heh. Maybe if I named it, it would go away. I pushed my face into the pillow and breathed in the smell of army-issue cigarettes and old sweat. Nothing seemed real anymore, but it all felt real regardless.
"I dub thee Reality 2," I muttered darkly into the smelly pillow.
Artificial light attacked me suddenly, making me curse a little too lo
Contra-Bandy ch12"Wanna hear something really strange?"
"No." It was late in the evening and I still hadn't slept. Came close a few times, but thanks to a few full pots of coffee, I was ready to stay up 'til four in the morning. It was probably only eleven o'clock.
Shawn had only been awake for about an hour and a half, and he was looking a lot better than he had that morning. He had squished himself into a corner of the couch with an un-buttered English muffin while I fiddled with the Playstation. "No, come on, I mean it."
When he got like this, it was usually best to let him talk until he stopped. "Fine. Tell me something really strange." I shut the casing and set the console back on the shelf, staring hard at it in case it exploded. While I was good at fixing most electronics, Sony products despised me.
"I think I can talk to you about anything now."
I almost couldn't help laughing. "You wha
Stuck The car sputtered and shook as it came to an almost silent stop. The engine had gone silent as the horn beeped loudly through the dark night. The orange gas light blinked mockingly at the woman behind the wheel. It was making fun of her; she knew it was making fun of her. Grabbing the black cellular phone on the passenger seat, she looked at it with full intention of calling somebody to come help her.
“Oh, what the hell?!”
The “no service” sign was mocking her at the same exact time. The horn beeped loudly as she slammed her head against it once again. The day was out to get her in general. She had arrived at all her classes late, and her son was sick with the flu. The babysitter was able to watch him as she went to her late night classes. Giving a heavy sigh, she lifted her head off the wheel to look out the window. Drops of water pooled on the windshield as rain started to fall in a pitter-patter pattern. She didn’t quite understand the message th
AerosolIt has been a day and a half since the crash, and I have found a cabin. In some ways, this is a relief. I don’t know if I could face another night on the mountain without shelter. Outside, a fire does no good: the heat simply travels upwards. However, this place also raises some difficult questions. I estimate that I’ve put eight miles between myself and the crash site. I don’t know if this will be enough. It Saving...
occurs to me that I don’t really know anything.
The survival manual recommends staying with the plane. It explains that this affords the best chance of rescue. It explains that the wreckage offers warmth and shade. It explains that seventy percent of pilots who stay are located within three days, while seventy percent of those who leave are
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