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The First Feast, Part 29

Day 63. 208 pages, 103,022 words. Post #998. The question of whether they should leave their sacred warehouse unguarded, Massington thought, was one the humans and Ogres took surprisingly lightly. “Yea, we have a […],” Adithol explained with a careless … Continue reading

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Interlude: Home

Day 50. 156 pages, 76,728 words. I watched a fun little Dreamworks movie last night with Wump. Home, the touching story of … uh, an invasion of Earth by aliens almost magically more advanced than humanity, their relocation of the … Continue reading

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The First Feast, Part 27

Day 25. 85 pages, 41,975 words. The humans stiffened and their eyes widened, and Katter Boylson bounced to his feet with an exclamation that Massington took to be outrage. At the same time, completely overwhelming whatever paltry reaction the primates … Continue reading

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The First Feast, Part 24

Day 7. 42 pages, 17,780 words. The human leaders moved confidently past their retinue of soldiers and greeted the Fleet party on the matting before the roof-access doors. There was, Char was mildly amused and quietly relieved to note, no … Continue reading

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The First Feast, Part 15

Day 38. 123 pages, 54,819 words. The warehouse, Adithol explained to Massington in his[1] formal, archaic and still-largely-unexplained Xidh dialect, was a combination repository, hiding place, and sacred hereditary trust. Most of the stuff on the shelves and in the … Continue reading

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The First Feast, Part 13

Day 34. 115 pages, 51,035 words. “I wasn’t ready for this,” Massington said through clenched teeth as he stepped as boldly as he could towards the warehouse and the stocky figures standing in its wide, dark doorway. “I was not … Continue reading

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The First Feast, Part 11

Day 32. 112 pages, 49,393 words. The humans went on arguing, went on sending requests for delays to the Fleet, went on offering apologies and explanations laced with seemingly-accidental threats that could quite easily – too easily – be written … Continue reading

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