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A Moment’s Sympathy (An Interlude, Of Sorts)

Day 88. 79 pages, 33,429 words. For several thousand years, the Greater Burning Fweig Data Routing Station and its huge rich-mirror transfer panels had floated on the edge of the Four Realms environmental envelope. Once upon a time, the station … Continue reading

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Bookwyrm, Part 19

Day 85. 76 pages, 31,989 words.   Predericon stood at the edge of the archive, staring unblinking into its sluggish, slow-pulsing centre. From this viewpoint she could see the slope in the floor, and feel it in the angle of … Continue reading

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Bookwyrm, Part 18

Day 84. 74 pages, 30,863 words.   “So where do we go from here?” Predericon was the first to find her voice after the Bookwyrm’s little story reached its conclusion. “What do we do? Sit here until we die of … Continue reading

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Bookwyrm, Part 17

Day 82. 64 pages, 25,967 words.   “I do not know what I am, or what I was. Not precisely. I do not remember the time before I was ensnared within this flesh. According to the archives, though, this was … Continue reading

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Bookwyrm, Part 16

Day 81. 64 pages, 25,967 words.   “We didn’t exactly mean to come here,” Gyden explained. “I was not aware that it was possible to come to the archives by accident,” the Bookwyrm said. “I have been given to understand … Continue reading

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Bookwyrm, Part 15

Day 80. 64 pages, 25,967 words.   The fascinating, horrible creature picked its way fastidiously around the wreckage of the Demon it had scattered across the floor. It appeared to be undamaged and even unstained from its brutal dismemberment of … Continue reading

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Bookwyrm, Part 14

Day 79. 62 pages, 25,046 words.   The weird, thick light and the sweet, swampy smell hit Predericon’s eyes and nose at about the same time, leaving her momentarily disoriented. Before she could get a good look at the space … Continue reading

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Bookwyrm, Part 13

Day 78. 60 pages, 24,154 words.   The three Molren and the Demon traversed some more empty chambers and a passageway that curved around and upwards. Whether it actually sloped upwards, or if the entire thing was simply a trick … Continue reading

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Bookwyrm, Part 12

Day 77. 58 pages, 23,021 words.   Odium, Predericon reflected, may have been accustomed to dealing primarily with humans – may even have suffered as a result of having been one at some point. They were sentimental and emotional creatures … Continue reading

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Bookwyrm, Part 11

Day 76. 56 pages, 22,268 words.   “Go … where?” Lelhmak asked, eyes narrowing behind his lenses. “Out of these cells, for a start,” Odium said. “They’ve ramped down to allow you to enter, which might allow me to break … Continue reading

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