Tag Archives: Astro Tramp 400

The Ballad of Big Shooey, Part 4

Magdus read through the scan results again, then sat back and scowled. There was something very wrong with what he was seeing. He’d run an analysis of Strangle’s residue, and it had been … normal. Perfectly normal. Stansgaard Strangle was … Continue reading

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Character study: Zeegon Pendraegg

There was a saying, or perhaps a very short anecdote. It explained how to get to Vola Par from the capital. Travel north until your feeder vents clog with mosquitoes. Then turn left. It was one of Zeegon’s favourite sayings. … Continue reading

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Zero (Thick of Mind, Part 19)

Day 54. 64 pages, 30,172 words. Working on it. Pretor The pressed on the door chime and waited, stiffly at attention, until the commander-or-whatever acknowledged her call. When the door opened she strode in unhesitatingly. “Overspecialist The,” the commander said. … Continue reading

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The Return of Jadis (Thick of Mind, Part 18)

Day 53. 64 pages, 30,172 words. He sat in the green shade, listening to the whispering of the leaves. They told a story. They told him who he was. They always had. He just never quite managed to remember. Back … Continue reading

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The Grey Damorakind Fire (Thick of Mind, Part 17)

Day 51. 64 pages, 30,172 words. The dome was dimly-lit, and felt dank and wet even though it had long since been drained and cleared. The floor was discoloured and the viewing panels had only been partially replaced, leaving a … Continue reading

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The Grief (Thick of Mind, Part 16)

Day 50. 64 pages, 30,172 words. Happy Gretchen was agitated about something. Any people who knew why were lying low. Any people who didn’t know about it at all soon found out and let the word get around their little … Continue reading

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The Fallacies of Self-Reinforcement and Creative Gap-Filling (Thick of Mind, Part 15)

Day 48. 64 pages, 30,172 words.   Doctor Galhbron led him out of the lab – these excursions were growing slightly more common since their visit to the Pelindrake but were still a rarity – and through the well-guarded Biorelic … Continue reading

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