Arrival in New York

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Arrival in New York

Post by Phenopath » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:58 pm

I stepped out of Penn Station onto 8th Avenue; an orphan and alone in the world for the first time. Outside a tumultuous surge of humanity passed me in every direction.

Searching for my bearings I scanned the street. Then I saw him, staggering through the crowd against flow of people. Gaunt and unspeakably filthy, he was dressed in a tattered black suit stained with mud.

I realised to late that the tramp was headed straight for me. He grasped my arm and croaked;

"I am... a friend of your mother"

In his outstretched hand he held her wedding ring.

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Post by cammoblammo » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:24 am

Gee, thanks. You'd better be cooking a sequel...
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Post by Phenopath » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:24 pm

cammoblammo wrote:You'd better be cooking a sequel...
Thanks, Cammo. After reading Anathem I do not know if I have the attention span for anything longer than a 100 words.

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Post by strawman » Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:13 pm

Why is there no Wikipedia entry for Drabblecast?
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Post by LajesticVantrashellofLob » Mon May 11, 2009 1:33 pm

strawman wrote:Why is there no Wikipedia entry for Drabblecast?
I don't know, but I have added a request for one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia: ... s#Podcasts

Someone with more time should go create it, and then fight for its notability at all costs :D
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