Passing Time in the Livewoods

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Passing Time in the Livewoods

Post by Scattercat » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:18 am

The chorus of tinny screams woke me. "What are you doing, Rikko?"

The mercenary glanced at me across the fire. "Eating the talking berries." He held up a handful. They sobbed pitifully and begged me to save them.

"Why are you upset?" I asked them. "You're supposed to be eaten. That's the point of berries."

Rikko plucked up a single berry, sucked away the sweet flesh, and carefully ground the seed to splinters between his fingernails. The berries in his other hand wailed. He grinned with red-stained teeth.

I stared for a moment, then rolled over and struggled to sleep.

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Re: Passing Time in the Livewoods

Post by strawman » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:37 am

You are very good at this, Scattercat. Stretch it into a book, and you've got it made.
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Re: Passing Time in the Livewoods

Post by Scattercat » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:33 am

I think this one might end up in a full story someday. Not sure about a book; it's a little too generic quest fantasy for my taste in that regard. In short story form, I can more easily subvert it. ;-)

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Re: Passing Time in the Livewoods

Post by Phenopath » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:00 am

Rikko is a jerk
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Re: Passing Time in the Livewoods

Post by Scattercat » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:07 am

Phenopath wrote:Rikko is a jerk
I'd have said "sociopath," myself, but "jerk" is probably accurate regardless.

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