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Apr
14
Herodotus Tripe's picture
The Menagerie
Posted by Herodotus Tripe on April 14, 2014 at 7:50am ...2 replies

.                                                                The Menagerie

Donovan Shaw tugged at the sleeves of his jacket. One would think that after almost a year in the service he would have been issued a uniform with a proper fit. For months he’d...

Apr
12
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The Beehives are up!
Posted by Elina Koskinen on April 12, 2014 at 2:54pm ...16 replies

This month I have been cleaning the hives that are on top of our house and my bees have now woken up and taken the first flights of the spring. They are looking and sounding very vigorous. Watson did not seem happy about my activities on the roof, but where else would I put the hives? In the living room?

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Apr
11
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The Pool, the Coffin, and the Breakout
Posted by Beryl Strifeclaw on April 11, 2014 at 3:59pm

Beryl could barely see Nymlet reaching down to place her spinning blade against his skull when the electricity flickered. A loud wailing shriek accompanied by thunder shook the building and interrupted the procedure.  Nymlet and the others jumped in surprise as the green light extinguished moments after the quake, though Beryl breathed a sigh of relief to find the blade had stopped spinning an inch above his head.  ...

Apr
10
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The Procedure
Posted by Beryl Strifeclaw on April 10, 2014 at 3:35pm

Beryl did not have to wait long for the sound of Evangeline's heels to return, though she was accompanied by the heavy thud of metallic footsteps, boots, and a loud squeak from something heavy being wheeled towards him.  A low growl outside his cell made Beryl cringe inwardly as he remembered the clockwork dog that protected these halls before.

 "Diid you take yourrr medicine, cat?"...

Apr
9
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The Warning
Posted by Beryl Strifeclaw on April 9, 2014 at 1:47pm

Beryl was starting to count the soul piercing wail as the turn of an hour, as he had no other way to tell time.  If he was right then it had almost been a day since he had last seen the Professor, and the sound of heels heading towards him made Beryl nervous.

 Once again the light was blocked out as someone looked inside of his cell.  It was Evangeline Quinn, Rance's unkempt...

Apr
9
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Wiki Wednesday: Penelope Strathearn's Journal--Meddlesome Men
Posted by Bookworm Hienrichs on April 9, 2014 at 6:12am

Today's Wiki Wednesday brings us a page from the journal of Penelope Strathearn, a citizen of our sooty city for a few years, and a good friend of Bookworm.  (Alas, that pesky RL took her away.)