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6/09/2005

Forest Flight


Have you ever had one of those days? Well, I haven't. At least, not until today. Or yesterday, I suppose. I don't know what time it is.

It's very dark.

The day began with breakfast in bed. I was surprised and delighted. Nurse Randa fixed my tea just the way I like it, which is just the way she taught me to like it. I also had crumpets, pears, bambloss sticks, and a bowl of hot cocoa.

Dr. Pent arrived with a package. "These are your clothes," he explained. "And your bits."

I frowned and brushed crumbs off my lap. "A change of pajamas?"

"Well, not exactly," smiled Dr. Pent. He opened the package, presenting a square of folded grey fabric that looked uncomfortably coarse. Beneath it seemed to be a short chemise and a thin fabric diaper. "This is a pretty dapper suit, Simon," commented the doctor.

I shrugged suspiciously. "And...bits?"

"Yes of course. Your telephone, your wallet, your plate." He placed three small trinkets on the bed.

"Which is which?" I asked.

He furrowed his brow. "Right. Well, this little bit here, yes, you place that behind your ear. Let me help you. Right behind the -- ah, perfect. Does that feel alright? Here, I'll give you a call..."

Simon of Space - a novel by Cheeseburger Brown
Dear all,

It's happened: the no-cost edition of this sci-fi novel has been taken offline in order to make room for the hard-cover printed edition from Ephemera Bound Publishing, on sale in stores and online beginning Valentine's Day, 2008.

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13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous decreed...

Nice work, Great description of Simon's flight. I sense a novel out of this one.


Orick

Thu Jun 09, 11:55:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Dædalux decreed...

This story is amazing! I enjoyed Darthside for its wit, but I'm much happier to see you're now writing such compelling original material. I'll be sure to check back often.

Thanks,
D

Fri Jun 10, 12:00:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Sash decreed...

Addicted yet again......

Fri Jun 10, 08:36:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Debra decreed...

Simon, I feel for you, but can I have your bits?

Fri Jun 10, 11:01:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous craash420 decreed...

Outstanding work, I'm hooked again!

Fri Jun 10, 11:18:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous decreed...

Nitpicking typo: "Nurse Rand" S/B "Nurse Randa".

Enjoying this! Looking forward to more. Subscribed.

BTW, the SF part reminds me of Dan Simmons. Haven't decided who the voice reminds me of....

Fri Jun 10, 11:53:00 AM EDT  
Blogger splapped decreed...

Shit... I accidentally read this one first. It made everything more interesting though. I really like this so far, i will read the others at another time. i am very tired right now!

-The Master of Splap

P.S. I a not sure if your are, but you sound and write like a professional author! i love this stuff!

Sat Jun 11, 12:18:00 AM EDT  
Blogger J. Francis Lehman decreed...

Ditto sash.

Sat Jun 11, 01:06:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Johnny Butane decreed...

Fantastic!

Sat Jun 11, 06:04:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous converted decreed...

Ah, the joy of reading the word "susurrus" somewhere besides the dictionary... It's a noun, though. May I suggest sough.

Sat Jun 11, 10:18:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous decreed...

This is genius... Isaac Asimov, the next generation!

You've inspired my own creative impulses to get off their asses and start writing again!

Dr. G

Sun Jun 12, 01:14:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Decadence decreed...

Nice! this is very nice! :D I can not wait to read more!

Sun Jun 12, 08:24:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Alan decreed...

Minor typo:

"It least it's something to talk to."

"It" should be "At".

Wed Jul 27, 02:07:00 PM EDT  

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