Monthly Archives: October 2012

Archaic Engineering Forty

Chapter 40 Kathleen James felt the plush pearlescent italian leather sofa shifting. At her left, something settling in, uncomfortably close. Kathleen was afraid to look. Prosthetic exhalations. Pungency, like a rusty iron museum piece, displaced the ozone and burnt smells … Continue reading

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Archaic Engineering Thirty Seven

Chapter 37 Joule Three transcended destiny. No longer a mere machine. Circumstances of random chance, body modification, and arcane technology transfigured Joule into a synthetic entity of intention, force, and imagination. Father, Spirit, and Son. A post-mechanistic mutation unanticipated. Born … Continue reading

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Archaic Engineering Thirty Five

Chapter 35 Archaic engineering dormant four thousand years booted up and activated heaters to thaw the remaining five casks forged of dark metal which contained the First Wave Archonte. A catalyst was introduced, forming a slurry which consumed itself; provided the … Continue reading

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Archaic Engineering Thirty Two

Chapter 32 Kathleen James checked the time on her cell phone. An hour after sunset. It had been NEARLY sunset when Randall Osbourne, or someone who sure looked like Randall, but acted rougher, volunteered to fetch coffee. Randall Osbourne had … Continue reading

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Archaic Engineering Twenty Nine

Chapter 29 Joule was not adjusting to reincarnation well at all. Machines have souls, and Joule’s soul was appropriately mechanical in the beginning. Joule One belonged to a Mortician, J G Barrett in the town of Larkhall, slightly north of the 45th … Continue reading

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Archaic Engineering Twenty Six

Chapter 26 Edward A James examined the two smaller side murals, flanking the ‘Group Family Scene’ behind the coffin-shaped desk in this newly discovered section of his prison. Their aspect ratio was tall and very slim. The representations did not flatter … Continue reading

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Archaic Engineering Twenty Four

Chapter 24 “Angelique, what are we doing here?” She looked at Randall. One of her best friends, Randall Osbourne, had just dragged her downstairs, hurt her wrists, died, and started rapidly decomposing. Then he returned to life. “YOU BROUGHT ME!” … Continue reading

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