The Signal

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arachnophile
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The Signal

Post by arachnophile » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:15 pm

“See there!” Marcus cried, and pointed toward the steeple of the North Church, just visible over the trees that stood between them and Charlestown. “A lantern! The Regulars are coming up from Boston.”

“Aye,” Barton replied. “Muster the Militia. They come by the road.”

“No,” said Marcus as a second light shone. “It’s by water. We’ll meet them at the crossing, and push them back across the Charles. Fetch the…”

He trailed off in confusion as a third lantern appeared in the steeple.

“One if by land…”

They stood there, puzzling, as the first of the Redcoat-bearing pterodactyls descended.

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Re: The Signal

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:25 pm

Good narrative flow, you had me engaged and eager to see were it was going.
The pterodactyls were a bit too silly/non-sequitur for me, but it was a fine effort nonetheless.

Welcome aboard, Arachnophile!

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Re: The Signal

Post by tibbi » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:53 am

And of course, I loved the prerodactyls. :)

excellent last drabble of the year (I think it's the last)
And thus ends my $.02. :)

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Re: The Signal

Post by iammonochromatic » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:50 pm

I enjoyed the turn with the pterodactyls at the end. Good story.
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Re: The Signal

Post by MonsieurMoustache » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:37 am

Three by air. I don't mind that they're unexpected - important part of humour. Alternative histories are always enjoyable. Now let's picture a Britain that includes Dinosaurs and mammoths amongst its war machines, perhaps a Germany with dragons and Canada with armies of Sasquatch.

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Re: The Signal

Post by unseentangerine » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:28 am

MonsieurMoustache wrote:Three by air. I don't mind that they're unexpected - important part of humour. Alternative histories are always enjoyable. Now let's picture a Britain that includes Dinosaurs and mammoths amongst its war machines, perhaps a Germany with dragons and Canada with armies of Sasquatch.
Monsieur, are you asking me to write a drabble about Canada's army of sasquatches?? If you don't mind I will. Love the idea.
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