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[The Story] Safe and Warm
Something woke him as they slept. He looked at the ceiling of their bedroom. Keeping his head still, he looked at her, embracing his left side, her hair still bright even in the darkness. He closed his eyes but his heartbeat felt like it shook the room. She moved. "Johnny... are you awake?" His breath was louder than the gentle sounds of distant traffic. "Sorry I woke you. Say, what do you like about me?" She squeezed him tightly and moved her head so she could see his face. Through the darkness of the room, she could see the glistening of tears in his eyes. "...I like, no, love... how you help me feel safe. When I'm with you, I feel lik
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[Sammohini Arc] Boardroom Number Three
'The holiday season was supposed to be easy... I'm not ready for this...' The computer repair technician was breathing shallowly as she approached the executive wing of Eville Medical, her stylish winter jacket keeping her warm, but perhaps too warm because she felt her forehead sweating. 'Their meeting is about to start... what if I can't get the projector to talk to the computer in time? I only have a few minutes... this isn't good...' There were fancy snacks outside the boardrooms. 'No, I can't have any! Even if I did, I need to make sure this works first!' She looked around for the big meeting that the helpdesk paged her about five mi
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[Sammohini Arc] $200 Per Month?
"tganks again for covering cash 4 lunch ill get lunch @ urban junction irs at 8th & polaris" The furniture mover, on a rainy day off, took the bus into Eville to meet one of the people she briefly worked with on a larger move. Partially, the trip was to get out of the house, maybe meet up with some new people, but mainly it was to see if this hip establishment could rekindle her guitar playing interests. "OK, I'm out front," she texted back. She debated between waiting in the lobby, where she most certainly would have awkward conversations with patrons and employees about with whom she was meeting up with and such, or, waiting out in t
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[Sammohini Arc] What Was It?
The team's recently-promoted computer repair technician had just returned from her first urgent ticket. It was a high-priority issue where a computer wouldn't start for one of the doctors over in Oncology after multiple attempts. The team was short-staffed even without one of their team being out sick for a few days. Sammohini returned with a bit of a sweat to Hank's desk as he wrapped up assigning out tickets. "Thanks for stopping over, Sammohini." "Oh yeah, sure thing!" "Since I'm in the ticket now and it was an urgent one, I'll go ahead and close it out in your name. What was the fix?" Hank swiveled his chair so his eyes went from his c
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[Sammohini Arc] Gas Station Mascara
"Why's this taking so long? It must be back to working order promptly." There was a haze around the office, lined with leather-bound wealthy books and well-traveled ornaments, as the computer repair technician averted her eyes away from the small printer on the desk that was not working to the customer, an older woman wearing dusty clothing. "I'm sorry, ma'am, usually these things don't take this much time." Mechanical chimes. BEEP... BEEP. BEEP! Early morning. She rolled off the couch to turn off the alarm. The sheets she'd kicked off in her sleep had all but padded her fall, except for her right leg, which shot out in pain. T
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[Sammohini Arc] One Question Daily
"Hey Hank, I've been trying to reach Tighearnán all day about something. Do you have any advice?" "T-oh- y'mean Tear? Yeah... ya get one question per day with him. He's, unfortunately, that busy. Oh, and lemme see the question, too." The senior-level computer repair technician, Hank, locked his computer and jumped out of his chair to see the computer screen of Sammohini, a junior-level computer repair technician that had joined his team some months back. Sammohini unlocked her computer and let Hank sit down. "Oh, yeah, I can see why he didn't reply. So, umm, I know you've been working a lot on trying not to talk so much... and sum
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[Sammohini Arc] Talk Talk Talk
The two friends sat in an empty cafe just outside a side road leading out of town. "I'll tell ya, Jane, now that I'm off the phones, it's really something different! The work's harder, sure, and more competitive, but the freedom you've mentioned is nice." Jane stayed quiet, chewing her cod sandwich, as Sammohini kept chatting. "But I miss the ease of helpdesk work. If you don't know it, add your notes and escalate it!" Jane's sandwich fell apart. She picked at it with a plastic fork. Jane's childhood friend had been going on the same tangent for about five minutes now, but she was so excited about getting her promotion and she knew her well
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[Sammohini Arc] Carefully Caddying Cargo
There was a rush at the Sneaker Transport warehouse to unload everything off of three trucks one muggy Evillain morning. Their loading docks were slammed full of outgoing furniture already without the three trucks scheduled haphazardly at the same time. They could have sent them packing, only to return later, but the decision was made to have two stalling out in the yard and all hands on deck to carelessly unload all the incoming furniture. The warehouse was uncharacteristically empty. They had five regular works and seven part-timers, including Jane, a former computer repair technician that had fallen onto some hard times but was working t
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[Sammohini Arc] Lemme Sit Down
"Click up there in the upper right corner, next to the X, there's a button with a little line in it, no, up more, OK, now over to the left, other left, no, near the X, not the X, near it, where there's a little line, not the bigger box, the little box on the left, no, not on the left side of the screen... do you mind if I sit down and do it?" The nurse relinquished her spot. "OK, so I was thinking we should close this window, or, I mean minimize it, so we can... oh yeah, I wanted to check to make sure the printer settings were alright, so what I'll do is next I'll..." the nurse watched as the stylishly dressed technical support woman clicke
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[Sammohini Arc] Unreliable Heartbeat Employment
"This is the second time you've called out sick this month!" "I know, I was feeling really sick, really tired, and just couldn't-" "Those aren't excuses!" Everything was black, except for outlines of her boss and their cube area. RED, FLASHING, BLUE She awoke to darkness. Her sweatpants were covered in sweat. The blanket was on the ground next to the couch. It was 4:47 AM. She had intended to wake early, but not this early. Memories from the dream flooded in. More than anything else, she wanted those thoughts to go away. It was hard enough to deal with at the time, especially the repercussions she was still feeling even now, but to have t
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[The Story] Safe and Warm
Something woke him as they slept. He looked at the ceiling of their bedroom. Keeping his head still, he looked at her, embracing his left side, her hair still bright even in the darkness. He closed his eyes but his heartbeat felt like it shook the room. She moved. "Johnny... are you awake?" His breath was louder than the gentle sounds of distant traffic. "Sorry I woke you. Say, what do you like about me?" She squeezed him tightly and moved her head so she could see his face. Through the darkness of the room, she could see the glistening of tears in his eyes. "...I like, no, love... how you help me feel safe. When I'm with you, I feel lik
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[Sammohini Arc] Boardroom Number Three
'The holiday season was supposed to be easy... I'm not ready for this...' The computer repair technician was breathing shallowly as she approached the executive wing of Eville Medical, her stylish winter jacket keeping her warm, but perhaps too warm because she felt her forehead sweating. 'Their meeting is about to start... what if I can't get the projector to talk to the computer in time? I only have a few minutes... this isn't good...' There were fancy snacks outside the boardrooms. 'No, I can't have any! Even if I did, I need to make sure this works first!' She looked around for the big meeting that the helpdesk paged her about five mi
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[Sammohini Arc] $200 Per Month?
"tganks again for covering cash 4 lunch ill get lunch @ urban junction irs at 8th & polaris" The furniture mover, on a rainy day off, took the bus into Eville to meet one of the people she briefly worked with on a larger move. Partially, the trip was to get out of the house, maybe meet up with some new people, but mainly it was to see if this hip establishment could rekindle her guitar playing interests. "OK, I'm out front," she texted back. She debated between waiting in the lobby, where she most certainly would have awkward conversations with patrons and employees about with whom she was meeting up with and such, or, waiting out in t
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[Sammohini Arc] What Was It?
The team's recently-promoted computer repair technician had just returned from her first urgent ticket. It was a high-priority issue where a computer wouldn't start for one of the doctors over in Oncology after multiple attempts. The team was short-staffed even without one of their team being out sick for a few days. Sammohini returned with a bit of a sweat to Hank's desk as he wrapped up assigning out tickets. "Thanks for stopping over, Sammohini." "Oh yeah, sure thing!" "Since I'm in the ticket now and it was an urgent one, I'll go ahead and close it out in your name. What was the fix?" Hank swiveled his chair so his eyes went from his c
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[Sammohini Arc] Gas Station Mascara
"Why's this taking so long? It must be back to working order promptly." There was a haze around the office, lined with leather-bound wealthy books and well-traveled ornaments, as the computer repair technician averted her eyes away from the small printer on the desk that was not working to the customer, an older woman wearing dusty clothing. "I'm sorry, ma'am, usually these things don't take this much time." Mechanical chimes. BEEP... BEEP. BEEP! Early morning. She rolled off the couch to turn off the alarm. The sheets she'd kicked off in her sleep had all but padded her fall, except for her right leg, which shot out in pain. T
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[Sammohini Arc] One Question Daily
"Hey Hank, I've been trying to reach Tighearnán all day about something. Do you have any advice?" "T-oh- y'mean Tear? Yeah... ya get one question per day with him. He's, unfortunately, that busy. Oh, and lemme see the question, too." The senior-level computer repair technician, Hank, locked his computer and jumped out of his chair to see the computer screen of Sammohini, a junior-level computer repair technician that had joined his team some months back. Sammohini unlocked her computer and let Hank sit down. "Oh, yeah, I can see why he didn't reply. So, umm, I know you've been working a lot on trying not to talk so much... and sum
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[Sammohini Arc] Talk Talk Talk
The two friends sat in an empty cafe just outside a side road leading out of town. "I'll tell ya, Jane, now that I'm off the phones, it's really something different! The work's harder, sure, and more competitive, but the freedom you've mentioned is nice." Jane stayed quiet, chewing her cod sandwich, as Sammohini kept chatting. "But I miss the ease of helpdesk work. If you don't know it, add your notes and escalate it!" Jane's sandwich fell apart. She picked at it with a plastic fork. Jane's childhood friend had been going on the same tangent for about five minutes now, but she was so excited about getting her promotion and she knew her well
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[Sammohini Arc] Carefully Caddying Cargo
There was a rush at the Sneaker Transport warehouse to unload everything off of three trucks one muggy Evillain morning. Their loading docks were slammed full of outgoing furniture already without the three trucks scheduled haphazardly at the same time. They could have sent them packing, only to return later, but the decision was made to have two stalling out in the yard and all hands on deck to carelessly unload all the incoming furniture. The warehouse was uncharacteristically empty. They had five regular works and seven part-timers, including Jane, a former computer repair technician that had fallen onto some hard times but was working t
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[Sammohini Arc] Lemme Sit Down
"Click up there in the upper right corner, next to the X, there's a button with a little line in it, no, up more, OK, now over to the left, other left, no, near the X, not the X, near it, where there's a little line, not the bigger box, the little box on the left, no, not on the left side of the screen... do you mind if I sit down and do it?" The nurse relinquished her spot. "OK, so I was thinking we should close this window, or, I mean minimize it, so we can... oh yeah, I wanted to check to make sure the printer settings were alright, so what I'll do is next I'll..." the nurse watched as the stylishly dressed technical support woman clicke
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[Sammohini Arc] Unreliable Heartbeat Employment
"This is the second time you've called out sick this month!" "I know, I was feeling really sick, really tired, and just couldn't-" "Those aren't excuses!" Everything was black, except for outlines of her boss and their cube area. RED, FLASHING, BLUE She awoke to darkness. Her sweatpants were covered in sweat. The blanket was on the ground next to the couch. It was 4:47 AM. She had intended to wake early, but not this early. Memories from the dream flooded in. More than anything else, she wanted those thoughts to go away. It was hard enough to deal with at the time, especially the repercussions she was still feeling even now, but to have t
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[Sammohini Arc] Nothing To Do
Sammohini Lanchester: anything i can help you out with? Hank Ospfrey: I'm good. Let's check on Venkat. Both computer repairers met Venkat is his area near their cube farm. "Namaste, Venkat." "Rokastaar, Suparastaar. How is it going?" Their team's veteran swiveled around in his chair. "Anything we can help you out with, Venkat?" "Not now. I have no work right now." "Doesn't happen too often, huh, 'Bhaee'?" "Does not happen often. Nils is also sick." "Hmm... well, hey," Hank said quietly, "let's... grab coffee." The three quietly left their area, a fashionable arrangement of stern walls standing around six feet in height that divided steril
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Update 26, Almost Returning to deviantArt
I'm starting to write fiction again now that I've moved and can re-dedicate time to writing. I still have quite a few chores and fun projects taking up my time, but I wrote [The Story] Safe and Warm in one go, laying in bed, unable to sleep. It's missing many nuances of the vision I had that struck me to write it, but it felt good to get it out there. I have a backlog of fiction from my website to transfer here. I'm also in the process of downsizing more things so that I can focus on writing, reading, and all things in that direction. That means closing out other fun projects I took on for various reasons. So I'm almost back. My next update
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[Update 25] Forgetting and Fiction
Oops. This moving process has been very involving. I'm sorting through every piece of property I own and figuring out if I want to keep or get rid of said item, and if I want to keep it, I'm not asking the question of "for how long" but if it's under a year, then it's in the donate/sell pile. I've come across some items that are really challenging to consider: I've bought it, I don't care about it, but it's hard to get rid of it. Those sorts of things have been my primary woe but also dredging through those intense emotions in this environment is helpful because I'm learning to be more decisive and perhaps less emotional? Or, less willing to
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[Update 24] Coaching and Cleaning
I won't be publishing fiction for a little while. My next update will be on the 23rd. To briefly summarize the last two weeks: I talked with a life coach. Put that thought on hold for a moment while I give an example from Jodorowsky's Dune. Jodorowsky was putting together the most ambitious movie in the world and had just hired Mœbius, a world-class artist, and they were looking to build up their team. The two traveled to Hollywood to meet with the top special effects producer in the world. Douglas Trumbull had just completed work on the biggest movie that might still have ever been made, 2001: A Space Odyssey, so he was A Pretty Big
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Happy Birthday. :) (Smile)
Have an awesome day. :D (Big Grin)
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Hello again betterzombie!

Thanks, again. 
I am glad to see you support my art 
That's why I have one last favour to ask of you.
 
If it is not much trouble, can you take a minute to subscribe to my youtube channel? 
I want to make it as a freelance artist and I think youtube is the way to go.
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I make tutorials because I want to repay your kindness for supporting me always :D 
I want to give back to this community

Here is the link : www.youtube.com/channel/UCNlFa… :happybounce:

If you are hesitant, I understand. 
I might often come out as too straighforward and I apologize if this comment inconveniences you. 
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When I heard "betterzombie" the very first thing to pop in my head was the voice of Sauron telling Saruman to "Build me an army worthy of Mordor".  Only this time it would be zombie orcs...

Anyway... Thank you for the fav+fav  on Faol SidheHeart  I am glad you liked it! Please feel free to stop by and check out soem more stuff.   Hold on since you are a zombie type of dude, let me whet your unholy appetite:

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Thank you for the llama! Hope you have a wonderful day!! ^^
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Thank you for adding me to your Watch list. :)
Thank you for the Llama. :3
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Hi there,

Welcome to DA and tyvm for the :eyes:

Have a good day!
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