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Exeligmos.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:21 pm
by Astroguyz
He had to see them all. For years he’d been chasing total solar eclipses across the globe, obsessed with chasing the fleeting umbra of the Moon across the darkened landscape. No saros was too obscure, no location or war-torn banana republic was too remote. The Shadow had touched his soul, a direct confirmation of the hulking enormity of the universe and his puniness in relation to it… and then time travel was invented, upping the game. All of history was now open season. Watch for Him in crowds gathered awaiting the Shadow to pass, and you may see Him, waiting.

Re: Exeligmos.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:39 pm
by purplemur
Lucky guy. Living the dream!

I'd imagine the best ones were in the distant past, before anyone knew how to predict them. :)

Re: Exeligmos.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:54 pm
by strawman
purplemur wrote:Lucky guy. Living the dream!

I'd imagine the best ones were in the distant past, before anyone knew how to predict them. :)
Yes. My favorite was Twain's Connecticut Yankee.

Re: Exeligmos.

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:39 am
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
"It's the one! He always shows before the Sun God is blotted out! Burn him!"

Needs paragraph breaks.

I chase shadows for a pastime,
everywhere, every-when.
They say I kill the timeline,
as if that's such a sin.

Re: Exeligmos.

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:03 pm
by basilgodevenos
This is could be the basis of a really cool short story - you should write it!