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Chapter 12 of Witches Posted

From her spaying in 2008.
From her spaying back in 2008.
Happy Friday! I present to you Chapter 12 of the Witches of Ming Ung, “Making Peace“:

Hardi scoffed. “Give it up. Give us the antidote. They’ll get you eventually, and another ten thousand people might be dead in the meantime.”

His jaw set, but he didn’t say anything.

“I’ve got a deal for you…” taunted Hardi.

I want to go home and play with my computer now.

New TC story: “White Hat”

Happy Saturday! I have a new Transhuman Congress story, “White Hat” posted, in which a hopefully-suspiciously-familiar character is introduced. It directly follows “Spiral’s End” in Lina’s arc.
In which Jackie cocks a paw up in the air and snoozes.

“Who are you, Jayden?” we asked.

He giggled, then stopped suddenly and said in a hoarse whisper, “I’m not who I should be. Instead of being born the wrong person, I was born not anyone. Just like an artie.”

We weren’t sure what to say to that. Anima sat down cross-legged on the floor. “What do you do?”

He glanced up at Lonnie, then back down at us. “I do what I must, what I have to, what I shouldn’t.”

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“Planetfall” posted!

A new Witches story this week! I present to you the very simply named “Planetfall“:

“Shouldn’t we be moving, Miss Lucia?” Robert asked urgently.

Lucia looked up at him, her pale blue eyes meeting his green ones. “We will go when we go,” she said coldly in a thick accent. Her dirt-smudged face was set.

Robert flinched back slightly, smiled fixed. “O-kay…”

Hardi glanced at Lucia to find Lucia waiting for her gaze. Hardi quirked an eyebrow and didn’t look away.

Robert looked at both of them and cleared his throat nervously.

Next week’s story will be a Transhuman Congress story, and I’d love feedback on what folks would like to see. More Lina? More of the Valkyries? More Chelsea Sears? Harold Chase? Metas? Something new?

My newly freed arm.In other news, I got my cast off on Thursday, and my hand was awesomely icky for about a day. It’s still sadly painful now. None of the pictures we took turned out super-great, but the flaky and crusty skin was the stuff of nightmares (pictured left). I’ll be in a brace for about another week, but have to do exercises to get more than about 10 degrees range of motion going on. Ow.

New TC story: Spiral’s End

Jackie helped me write!Finally! A new story! Even my wrist won’t hold me down. Less than a week left in the cast!

Before I give the link to the story, though, here’s a big, tacky warning: this story is explicit. It’s dark and includes drugs and sex.

Okay, that’s done.

Spiral’s End” is a new Transhuman Congress story, and is a step in Lina’s path to her corronation as Empress, mentioned in “Cultivating Progress“. It’s part of the “Rise of an Empress arc, which the other Lina development stories have been moved into.
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New Transhuman Congress story: “Cultivating Progress”

I finished up the Transhuman Congress arc of Ted with the story “Cultivating Progress“:

“I guess it’s my turn now,” drawled Baud Scoli of the mid-Atlantic region. I paid more attention. A stocky, bare-headed woman of middle years, Scoli was notoriously blunt but generally fair, in my opinion.

“I don’t know why the hell we’re all on parade, honestly,” she started. “Conscript the artificials and leave the real people out of it. Done.”

There should be a lot of fun tidbits for folks frustrated with a lack of answers thus far in the series. If you – like I – don’t remember what was going on in the plot, check out “Expanding Borders” and “Ensuring Safety“.