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by lbonanomi
Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Caveat Emptor
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Caveat Emptor

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by lbonanomi
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Tombstone
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Tombstone

Curious how the hands never forgot the heft of the tools or the bucking of the chisel across the face of the stone. An unlabeled inhaler on the table jumped with every mallet strike. He frowned at the granite slab and considered. Kasper; next time he would be called Kasper. After graving the year on...
by lbonanomi
Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Rosetta Stoned
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Rosetta Stoned

The American bolted half-naked down the crumbling stairs as soon as he had smelled smoke. He shouted in newly learned German for assistance: “My hovercraft is full of eels!” A working telephone was as unlikely as an electrician in an unlicensed hostel. The manager’s latest late night wiring bodge ha...
by lbonanomi
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Poker Night
Replies: 0
Views: 412

Poker Night

The halfling dealer peered across the table, seated on a drifting pile of coins. His second card had seen an armored warrior rise from the opposite end of the tavern and pledge his undying fealty. The bard’s newly inhuman skill with his mandolin was only slightly marred by eyes gone vacant since his...
by lbonanomi
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Penny For Your Thoughts
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Penny For Your Thoughts

Jaimee slumped in a departure lounge with her husband, viewing her antique iPhone’s augmented reality display. Fluff from a news ticker: tenth anniversary of the first AR virus. She smiled. The younger her needed only four hours to go from smug new iPhone owner to infectee. It was an insidious prank...
by lbonanomi
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Reenactment
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Reenactment

Feel free to chalk this one up to my wishful thinking. Maybe its just a quirk on my part, but I whenever I encounter the phrase "Happy Memorial Day" I have this incredible urge to slap someone.
by lbonanomi
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Reenactment
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Reenactment

Generations of misfits and dreamers had come to the Society for Creative Anachronism to escape for awhile. The grandest event of the SCA’s calendar was at the end of May, with members flocking to the East Coast for two weeks of fellowship, competition and the galvanizing of the traditional reenactor...
by lbonanomi
Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Micah 4:3
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Micah 4:3

The mine-laying robot rolled forward a half-meter across the dusty landscape and halted; its auger-arm drilling down and retracting. Another payload was ejected from an internal hopper into the earthen void. The ‘bot rolled onward, an under-slung plow scraping camouflaging topsoil over the subterran...
by lbonanomi
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Get Out The Vote
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: Get Out The Vote

Dolohov,

I was raised to never argue with an editor. 'faithfully' it is.
by lbonanomi
Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Get Out The Vote
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Get Out The Vote

The semis rolled-in with the melting snow. Three days ago slick-talking men in unmarked SUVs came to this dying town with big smiles and cash money for property deeds on-the-spot and evacuation by nightfall. Everyone had sold. Construction crews unloaded a Main Street Facade Number Five® onto the si...