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Snipe Hunt (chapter 1)
"All right, here's how it works," Art Lassiter began, and instantly every flashlight in the little group trained itself on his heavy, raggedly mustached face. "Hold out your plate in front of you and bang on it with the back of your spoon as you run." "This is ludicrous," muttered Kathy, giggling as her boyfriend Luke Cunningham wrapped his lanky arms around her shoulder. "A snipe hunt? You've gotta be joking!" "C'mon, Kath, it'll be a blast," said Luke softly in her ear. "Besides, I already told you, Nick's got no clue. Look at him over there! He's eating this up!" The group of young college co-eds chuckled together, glancing over at the
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Snipe Hunt (chapter 2)
"What is this?" asked Dr. Leomund Johnson, one hand clasped tightly around his wife. "What's going on, Dr. Tolliver? Why did you rush us in here straight out of bed?" "Please, tell us!" gasped his frantic wife, Patricia. "Is this about Emily? Did something happen to her?" "Just sit down, please." Dr. Arvin Tolliver, chief scientist of the microcolony, pointed at the chairs ringing the metal-walled conference table. During periods of debate, this room might be filled with as many as twenty chattering scientists. Now, it was just Leo, Patty, Arvin, and a long, empty table surrounded by vacant seats. The two worried parents managed to sit dow
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Snipe Hunt (chapter 3)
Emily stopped at the edge of the countertop, looking down at the distant linoleum far below. Just a few feet...but to her, it was like looking over the edge of a cliff. To her surprise, Nick didn't interrupt while she explored the kitchen from her tiny point of view. Every now and then she glanced his way out of the corner of her eye. At the moment, he worked at unpacking a duffel bag, or at least pretended to do so. Mostly, he was watching her, and trying very hard not to be noticed in the process. A bemused smile seemed permanently etched on his face. Emily tried to ignore him as she meandered about the sink, dish drainer, toaster oven, a
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Snipe Hunt (chapter 4)
Emily hadn't quite finished exploring under the dark, dusty bed when the mattress above suddenly bounced and creaked under the weight of something very heavy. She ducked automatically and rolled up against an old shoe, only to jump a second time as Nick's huge upside-down head appeared in the nearby gap. "Oh, good, you're still under here," he chuckled loudly. "I was afraid I'd have to hunt for you." "Don't do that!" she shouted at him angrily. "You scared the crap out of me!" "Sorry," laughed Nick, pushing his glasses back into place on his inverted head. "Come on out, Emily, I need to put you up while I go get some things." "I don't wann
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Snipe Hunt (chapter 5)
As he shut and locked the door to his dorm room, Nick stifled a laugh. Even from the entrance, he could see the distraught look on his little snipe's face. She really didn't like that aquarium much, did she? Well, it was either that or a dark, stuffy drawer. He had no intention of letting her roam around in there freely, without any supervision. He wasn't that stupid. Nick was still grinning as he walked down the hallway, towards the stairs. His own little pet...who would've thought he would've found something so totally awesome? Although he called her a snipe, he had no illusions that she was anything else but a woman. A miniature, tiny wom
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Snipe Hunt (chapter 6)
Although he dismissed the possibility that Art might try to break into his room, Nick couldn't help but worry as he approached his door, toting a shopping bag under his arm. To his great relief, the lock remained tightly secured. He glanced up and down the corridors, making sure nobody could see inside, and that Art or some other troublemaker didn't lurk someplace nearby. Fortunately, the halls were empty and all the other doors tightly shut. Quickly he used his key and pushed himself inside, shutting the door and throwing the dead bolt behind him. Across the room, a tiny figure in black stood against the glass, waving her arms frantically.
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Snipe Hunt (chapter 7)
"Well, we're all here," said Dr. Victoria Bushnell. "What do we know so far?" Dr. Tolliver, seated at the head of the conference table, gave a cursory nod to the eleven assembled scientists. As a group, they acted not only as the head research team, but also as the de facto government of the two-hundred-plus miniature people in the underground facility. The experiment was more than just about science, after all. The microcolony's government operated as a gerontocracy, ruled by the elders, with the aged Arvin Tolliver their leader. The informal title had no official designation, of course, but if it came down to it, he would be the one to mak
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Snipe Hunt (chapter 8)
Nick locked the door behind him as he returned to his room, carefully cradling little Emily in his palm. Still holding his tiny captive there, keeping his fingers wrapped around her but not bearing down too hard, he used his free hand to fluff up the crumpled pillow on his bed. Then, with a wild jump that caused his pet to shriek with surprise, he flopped out lengthwise and came to rest in a reclining position, bouncing slowly to a stop on creaking springs. "Did you have to do that?" Emily shouted once she recovered her equilibrium. Still sprawled amid his cage-like fingers, she glared up at him in obvious irritation. "I thought I was gonna
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Snipe Hunt (chapter 9)
Fortunately, the hormones kept their distance, at least for the moment. Emily crouched on the lowest shelf, hiding among the books, ready to duck into the shadows if he tried to seek her out. Instead, though, he picked up a large hardback and started reading it, apparently forgetting all about her. Good, she thought with relief. After a few moments, she concluded he didn't intend to come after her, at least not yet. She climbed out of the bookshelf and began to roam around, checking out every corner of what was obviously her new home. Every now and again, he glanced at her, but other than an occasional smile, he gave no sign that he cared wh
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Snipe Hunt (chapter 10)
Actually, Emily had every intention of living up to her side of the bargain she'd just made--until the right opportunity presented itself to escape. What she'd just done was buy herself some time--a week, in fact--to find a fool-proof escape from her current predicament. During that time, as long as she didn't do something stupid like try to yell for help, he'd even treat her with some respect, which was more than she had before. All in all, it was a perfect deal. Much to her surprise, he actually seemed to be trying to live up to his side of the arrangement, at least initially. Instead of just slapping a box together and forcing her into i
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Snipe Hunt (chapter 1)
"All right, here's how it works," Art Lassiter began, and instantly every flashlight in the little group trained itself on his heavy, raggedly mustached face. "Hold out your plate in front of you and bang on it with the back of your spoon as you run." "This is ludicrous," muttered Kathy, giggling as her boyfriend Luke Cunningham wrapped his lanky arms around her shoulder. "A snipe hunt? You've gotta be joking!" "C'mon, Kath, it'll be a blast," said Luke softly in her ear. "Besides, I already told you, Nick's got no clue. Look at him over there! He's eating this up!" The group of young college co-eds chuckled together, glancing over at the
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Snipe Hunt (chapter 2)
"What is this?" asked Dr. Leomund Johnson, one hand clasped tightly around his wife. "What's going on, Dr. Tolliver? Why did you rush us in here straight out of bed?" "Please, tell us!" gasped his frantic wife, Patricia. "Is this about Emily? Did something happen to her?" "Just sit down, please." Dr. Arvin Tolliver, chief scientist of the microcolony, pointed at the chairs ringing the metal-walled conference table. During periods of debate, this room might be filled with as many as twenty chattering scientists. Now, it was just Leo, Patty, Arvin, and a long, empty table surrounded by vacant seats. The two worried parents managed to sit dow
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Snipe Hunt (chapter 3)
Emily stopped at the edge of the countertop, looking down at the distant linoleum far below. Just a few feet...but to her, it was like looking over the edge of a cliff. To her surprise, Nick didn't interrupt while she explored the kitchen from her tiny point of view. Every now and then she glanced his way out of the corner of her eye. At the moment, he worked at unpacking a duffel bag, or at least pretended to do so. Mostly, he was watching her, and trying very hard not to be noticed in the process. A bemused smile seemed permanently etched on his face. Emily tried to ignore him as she meandered about the sink, dish drainer, toaster oven, a
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Snipe Hunt (chapter 4)
Emily hadn't quite finished exploring under the dark, dusty bed when the mattress above suddenly bounced and creaked under the weight of something very heavy. She ducked automatically and rolled up against an old shoe, only to jump a second time as Nick's huge upside-down head appeared in the nearby gap. "Oh, good, you're still under here," he chuckled loudly. "I was afraid I'd have to hunt for you." "Don't do that!" she shouted at him angrily. "You scared the crap out of me!" "Sorry," laughed Nick, pushing his glasses back into place on his inverted head. "Come on out, Emily, I need to put you up while I go get some things." "I don't wann
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Snipe Hunt (chapter 5)
As he shut and locked the door to his dorm room, Nick stifled a laugh. Even from the entrance, he could see the distraught look on his little snipe's face. She really didn't like that aquarium much, did she? Well, it was either that or a dark, stuffy drawer. He had no intention of letting her roam around in there freely, without any supervision. He wasn't that stupid. Nick was still grinning as he walked down the hallway, towards the stairs. His own little pet...who would've thought he would've found something so totally awesome? Although he called her a snipe, he had no illusions that she was anything else but a woman. A miniature, tiny wom
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4
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Snipe Hunt (chapter 6)
Although he dismissed the possibility that Art might try to break into his room, Nick couldn't help but worry as he approached his door, toting a shopping bag under his arm. To his great relief, the lock remained tightly secured. He glanced up and down the corridors, making sure nobody could see inside, and that Art or some other troublemaker didn't lurk someplace nearby. Fortunately, the halls were empty and all the other doors tightly shut. Quickly he used his key and pushed himself inside, shutting the door and throwing the dead bolt behind him. Across the room, a tiny figure in black stood against the glass, waving her arms frantically.
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3
S
Snipe Hunt (chapter 7)
"Well, we're all here," said Dr. Victoria Bushnell. "What do we know so far?" Dr. Tolliver, seated at the head of the conference table, gave a cursory nod to the eleven assembled scientists. As a group, they acted not only as the head research team, but also as the de facto government of the two-hundred-plus miniature people in the underground facility. The experiment was more than just about science, after all. The microcolony's government operated as a gerontocracy, ruled by the elders, with the aged Arvin Tolliver their leader. The informal title had no official designation, of course, but if it came down to it, he would be the one to mak
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3
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Snipe Hunt (chapter 8)
Nick locked the door behind him as he returned to his room, carefully cradling little Emily in his palm. Still holding his tiny captive there, keeping his fingers wrapped around her but not bearing down too hard, he used his free hand to fluff up the crumpled pillow on his bed. Then, with a wild jump that caused his pet to shriek with surprise, he flopped out lengthwise and came to rest in a reclining position, bouncing slowly to a stop on creaking springs. "Did you have to do that?" Emily shouted once she recovered her equilibrium. Still sprawled amid his cage-like fingers, she glared up at him in obvious irritation. "I thought I was gonna
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4
S
Snipe Hunt (chapter 9)
Fortunately, the hormones kept their distance, at least for the moment. Emily crouched on the lowest shelf, hiding among the books, ready to duck into the shadows if he tried to seek her out. Instead, though, he picked up a large hardback and started reading it, apparently forgetting all about her. Good, she thought with relief. After a few moments, she concluded he didn't intend to come after her, at least not yet. She climbed out of the bookshelf and began to roam around, checking out every corner of what was obviously her new home. Every now and again, he glanced at her, but other than an occasional smile, he gave no sign that he cared wh
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4
S
Snipe Hunt (chapter 10)
Actually, Emily had every intention of living up to her side of the bargain she'd just made--until the right opportunity presented itself to escape. What she'd just done was buy herself some time--a week, in fact--to find a fool-proof escape from her current predicament. During that time, as long as she didn't do something stupid like try to yell for help, he'd even treat her with some respect, which was more than she had before. All in all, it was a perfect deal. Much to her surprise, he actually seemed to be trying to live up to his side of the arrangement, at least initially. Instead of just slapping a box together and forcing her into i
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Great job with your most recent story! I have loved your writing for years now and I hope to see more from you in the future!
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Is there any chance u can post all the pics from your old site like the choose a shrinking story and all your other stories please?
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Some how I get the feeling that that isn't going to happen. Sad, as there is a lot of great stuff there. Here is a link to the old site on the wayback machine if you don't have it.

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Merry Birthmas!  May cute women ankle high to you treat you well on this day!
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Don't shrink back from it!  Have a Happy Birthday!