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A Fleeting Connection (Thick of Mind, Part 10)

Day 38. 64 pages, 30,257 words.   “Close your eyes. Concentrate. Try again.” Years had passed uneventfully in Happyface. Forty-two of them, to be precise, since Jadis’s first visit to the rambling structure. Pod 9’s tasks remained largely unchanged after … Continue reading

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The Heft: Fading Signal Memory of Lost Dema (Thick of Mind, Part 9)

Day 37. 64 pages, 30,257 words.   They were in the middle of morning exercises when the confirmation and activation finally went through. Maladin’tiar Tiakor was in the lead, waddling his pig earnestly through the course so swiftly and nimbly … Continue reading

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The Children of Jathan (Thick of Mind, Part 8)

Day 36. 64 pages, 30,257 words.   Jadis strode through the ruined and crumbling city. Its gaunt structures towered crookedly on either side of her tall, straight, powerful form as she walked, the buildings seeming to lean in over her … Continue reading

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Jadis (Thick of Mind, Part 7)

Day 35. 64 pages, 30,257 words.   Happy Gretchen practically had to lock her arm plates to prevent herself from reaching out and clutching Belerious for comfort. It was one thing to meet aki’Drednanth of a playful bent for commerce … Continue reading

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At the Happyface Docks (Thick of Mind, Part 6)

Day 34. 64 pages, 30,257 words.   Belerious Po Chane was perfectly cognisant of the fact that everyone called him the Eunuch. He’d helped Happy Gretchen seed the story into the seething Blaran underworld, and in any case it was … Continue reading

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An Unrewarding Conversation with Pod 12 (Thick of Mind, Part 5)

Day 33. 64 pages, 30,257 words.   When Happy Gretchen thumped into the medical bay a short while later, Doctor Reco turned to regard her with his eerie lopsided green stare. Pod 12, sitting on the edge of the examination … Continue reading

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Cold Recourse of Nothingness, All-Consuming Comfort of Delusion (Thick of Mind, Part 4)

Day 32. 64 pages, 30,257 words. Actually wrote a bit!   Cold Recourse of Nothingness was not his full name, but it was about as much as most people had time and energy to get through. And that included his … Continue reading

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Growing Pains (Thick of Mind, Part 3)

Day 31. 64 pages, 30,229 words.   Pod 9 was marched into Happy Gretchen’s presence – not actually onto her private deck, thankfully, but to one of the grim conference chambers where she held court – and pulled to a … Continue reading

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The Little Boy From Pod 9 (Thick of Mind, Part 2)

Day 30. 64 pages, 30,229 words.   From the moment he emerged from his sleeper pod, there was something strange about the boy. He was, technically, Bonshoon. All of them were, but then what was a Bonshoon? A Molran Fleet … Continue reading

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Terminology (An Interlude, But Not Really)

Day 29. 64 pages, 30,229 words. Mrs. Hatboy suggested that I put the day-counter on hold since I am clearly writing a different set of stories right now (54 pages and 23,117 words on pure blog projects since Day 3, … Continue reading

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