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Zeeko's Adventure (excerpt)*
    Zeeko was happy in his bubble. It wasn’t a particularly large one, but it was all he needed. All he should ever need, he’d been told. A soup of breathable, digestible liquid buoyed his light frame. It warmed him, bathed him, and kept him secure.    A purple tinge of ultraviolet ringed a supernova remnant in the distance. Silver x-ray blobs gave it a soft halo. He flared both hands, and pushed towards that side, skin between elongated fingers stretched to maximum, webbed feet kicking alternately. With a palm against the inner surface, he reduced shielding to let in an extra dose of the energy-reviving rays streaming from that
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Soft Planet (excerpt)*
    Her fingers and toes were numb with cold, but Caroline managed to get to her feet, and maintain a wobbly stance under the dim starlight. Sand, and bits of rock, fell from her pressure suit. She massaged a sore knee. Nothing feels broken, at least. Helmet light isn’t working, but status indicators on the forearm are lit. Power and oxygen supplies better than half gone. Communications is out. She scrambled for the data collector, and breathed a sigh of relief when she found it still resting in its pouch. A quick check showed the device to be in working order.    Her memory of the crash wasn’t completely clear. More than anythin
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The Chronicles of Langdon P. Rutherford (excerpt)*
From the journal of Dr. Langdon P. Rutherford, Esq March 25, 1878  Part 1 - Most Unusual Circumstances    It was on the evening of August 11, 1853, that the mysterious package arrived. A boy stood on my doorstep, holding a wooden box with outstretched arms. In the distance, the receding clatter of hooves was interspersed by a driver’s faint commands.    “Special delivery, sir.” The lad spoke in haste, and seemed eager to rid himself of his possession. My usual caution gave way to intrigue as I took the object from him. Much to my consternation, before I could retrieve payment from my waistcoat pocket, he scampered down t
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The Soft War - Part 1: Alliances (excerpt)*
Part 1 - Alliances     Bright orange spheres, the size of marbles, pelted the ground as John dove through an open, chain-link gate. He winced when his knee struck a sharp edge of jagged concrete. The gate closed and locked behind him. An egg-shaped tracker bot hovered just outside, a whir coming from the small propellers encircling its lower body. The bot, its minimal AI well within government restrictions, seemed satisfied the quarry was safely confined. It sped off.    He stood, and brushed bits of gravel from his beard. A metal sign over the gate flapped in the mid-morning breeze. It read, “Neurots Only”.    With a slight
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A Soft Journey (excerpt)*
    Quantum probabilities hovered, then settled into a decision. “Hit me,” the android said.    Jennifer asked, “You're sure?”    “Yes,” he replied. “Please hit me.”    She extended her arm, and set the playing card face-up in front of him. He stared down at the table, then asked, “Twenty-one, I believe?”    Turning over her card, Jennifer sighed. “And yet again.” She leaned forward, dark eyes narrowing on an olive complexion. “You're a lucky robot, Harold.”    He grinned. Synthetic gel-flesh stretched over silicate cheeks and jaw, drawn by fibrous nano-c
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Leaving Neander Valley (excerpt)*
    With a two-legged lunge, SkippingRock barreled into SunAndBear’s shoulder, knocking the smaller boy flat on his back. SunAndBear’s head smacked against the frozen hillside. His fur-covered garments, encrusted with snow and pine needles, were damp with sweat. He threw his arms around his older brother’s ribs, and shoved him to one side. Rolling on top, SunAndBear pinned SkippingRock with forearms against collarbone, knees on top of arms. SkippingRock struggled, and tried to buck SunAndBear off, but he was too heavy to budge. SunAndBear let out a whoop and a chuckle.    The boys separated. SkippingRock rubbed his chest wh
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Chronicles of Langdon Rutherford - Part 4 (part)
My nightly vigil was maintained in earnest for nearly three years, until which time I grew despondent over the efficacy of my efforts, experiencing a mood of melancholy greater than I had ever before known. I wished for my memories to recede until there was little to remind me of that horrid time. Towards that end, I returned to a routine more typical of an educated man of letters. After lecturing during the day, I spent each evening at home with Claire and the children, retiring at a decent hour. Yet I could not forget. The ties were not entirely severed, as I had managed to retrieve several items from the creature’s lair before flames
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Sometimes I feel like I’m 13 again. My first time reading Tolkien, and the whole summer passed before I knew it.
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Turning Inward - Asperger Syndrome and discovery
Prologue Vignette One - Floating He floated near the ceiling, up in the front right corner of the classroom. Looking down, the six year old boy could see the top of his teacher's head and the faces of his classmates. Further down the row closest to the door he saw himself watching and listening to the teacher. The boy felt like Superman since he could now fly. He would often imagine leaving his body during times of increased stress, caused in part by the teacher herself. She wasn't exactly a mean woman, but had a harsh manner that frightened him. At home in the mornings he would sometimes become nauseous from the dread at the thought of go
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A Soft Journey (excerpt)*
    Quantum probabilities hovered, then settled into a decision. “Hit me,” the android said.    Jennifer asked, “You're sure?”    “Yes,” he replied. “Please hit me.”    She extended her arm, and set the playing card face-up in front of him. He stared down at the table, then asked, “Twenty-one, I believe?”    Turning over her card, Jennifer sighed. “And yet again.” She leaned forward, dark eyes narrowing on an olive complexion. “You're a lucky robot, Harold.”    He grinned. Synthetic gel-flesh stretched over silicate cheeks and jaw, drawn by fibrous nano-c
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Leaving Neander Valley (excerpt)*
    With a two-legged lunge, SkippingRock barreled into SunAndBear’s shoulder, knocking the smaller boy flat on his back. SunAndBear’s head smacked against the frozen hillside. His fur-covered garments, encrusted with snow and pine needles, were damp with sweat. He threw his arms around his older brother’s ribs, and shoved him to one side. Rolling on top, SunAndBear pinned SkippingRock with forearms against collarbone, knees on top of arms. SkippingRock struggled, and tried to buck SunAndBear off, but he was too heavy to budge. SunAndBear let out a whoop and a chuckle.    The boys separated. SkippingRock rubbed his chest wh
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Soft Planet (excerpt)*
    Her fingers and toes were numb with cold, but Caroline managed to get to her feet, and maintain a wobbly stance under the dim starlight. Sand, and bits of rock, fell from her pressure suit. She massaged a sore knee. Nothing feels broken, at least. Helmet light isn’t working, but status indicators on the forearm are lit. Power and oxygen supplies better than half gone. Communications is out. She scrambled for the data collector, and breathed a sigh of relief when she found it still resting in its pouch. A quick check showed the device to be in working order.    Her memory of the crash wasn’t completely clear. More than anythin
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Enchanted-AprilHobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Mitch and thank you very much for :+fav:ing my "Aperol Sprizz" :)
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It was my pleasure!
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Thank you for the fav ;) !
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Hey Mitch! thank you so much for the fav!
don't hesitate and take a look on my gallery from time to time for new art :)
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