Monthly Archives: February 2013

Archaic C54

Chapter 54 “Kathleen.” Randall’s voice? Diaphanous vision. She could hardly keep her eyes open. “Kathleen. Give me the coins.” Tidal blue water cold splashed on her hands. It felt good. Other hands long slender, nails pearlescent touched her. Walnut leathered flesh. Corded tendons, pliant fingers thinly webbed, hypertrophic musculature. Hands … Continue reading

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Archaic Minus One

Chapter 51 Joule’s Machine Soul contemplated FATIGUE. On his Intranet he’d accessed Edward James’s PC, the one with 5 Morrison Cores; used Webster’s New World Dictionary. Joule was fascinated with human words. Noun verb transitive verb intransitive. Metal fatigue hurt: that corrugated tarmac in … Continue reading

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Archaic Minus Two

Chapter 49 “Randall which way?” Edward James was climbing up Osbourne like a tree. “Edward what’s the black stuff?” Osbourne asked him. “Creatures… Dead ones.” “Edward where’s Joule?” “Unknown. Randall where’s Kathleen?” Edward did not have Joule; plus he’d asked about his wife Kathleen. … Continue reading

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Archaic Minus Three

Chapter 47 Julian Baines stood up spryly. Stop spin world. His rheumatism had departed? Emily!Gone. Three years… And… the drowned boy golden hair perfect pearl teeth… River took ‘im back! Baines’s head rang. Not a drinkin’ hurt. A fall-down drinkin’ hurt. Baines touched his own teeth … Continue reading

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