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Respawn

Post by Loren Eaton » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:57 am

It was just a hill covered with grass -- and corpses.

Timothy's squad was dead. He fired at blue-suited silhouettes until a grenade landed at his feet. A flash. Pain. Then darkness.

Sounds -- explosive pop of a hermetic seal splitting, wet splatter of suspension gel, flesh slapping concrete.

Timothy struggled up, naked, dripping.

"Blue has captured the point," the announcer's disembodied voice boomed.

Timothy reached for a fresh red uniform. His squadmates were already sprinting from the bunker.

"I liked it better when we played this online," he muttered.

The encapsulated clones clustered behind him answered not a word.
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Re: Respawn

Post by uncre8d1 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:33 pm

'Gamer' meets 'Moon.' Like it.
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Post by strawman » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:59 pm

Remember "Jumper"?
This makes more sense than aiming for the fountain.
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Re: Respawn

Post by Christi » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:09 pm

I always love your drabbles, this was great.

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Post by Loren Eaton » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:26 pm

@uncre8d1: Gracias! I was hugely bummed when my rented copy of Moon had a scratch that made the final ten minutes unplayable. It just isn't the same reading the ending on Wikipedia, is it?

@strawman: Alas, I never saw Jumper. I know it contains He Who Starred In The Star Wars Prequels, but that's about all.

@Christi: You are too kind, madam. Much appreciated.
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Re: Respawn

Post by strawman » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:52 pm

Loren Eaton wrote: @strawman: Alas, I never saw Jumper.
The Fantasy Jumper, DC Episode 174. Worth the listen.
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Re: Respawn

Post by Loren Eaton » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:29 pm

Ah, got it. Downloading ...

It's funny, I've been a long-time Drabblecast listener, but I somehow missed this one. Don't exactly know how.
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Re: Respawn

Post by uncre8d1 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:18 pm

Loren Eaton wrote:@uncre8d1: Gracias! I was hugely bummed when my rented copy of Moon had a scratch that made the final ten minutes unplayable. It just isn't the same reading the ending on Wikipedia, is it?
No, no it is not. Same thing happened with my Redbox rental of Equilibrium.
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