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Aug
10
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Brer Fox versus Brer Cougar
Posted by Tepic Harlequin on August 10, 2015 at 10:36am

Tepic was playing his flute outside the Asylum, carefully checking out if there were any new ways to get in, when Beryl, Miss Book and Snow came out. It turned out the Militia had mistaken Snow for a cougar and Mr Bair for the leader of the Bear Gang the night before during the fire at the Brewery. They had both been tranquillised and taken to the Asylum, the Bear Gang quite rightly being considered off their collective rockers, but it had...

Aug
8
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Trouble Brewing at the Rookswood
Posted by Snowfang on August 8, 2015 at 7:08pm

The humid, bronze-tinted Babbage air was especially pronounced in the lamplight of Port Babbage tonight. The light failed to penetrate the shadowy alleys and between some of the crates and barrels.  Shrouded figures often darted or walked between these shadows in the dangerous hours before dawn and tonight was no exception.

Snow tried to ignore the oppressive heat and to keep his breathing quiet as he stalked...

Aug
8
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Listening at Windows
Posted by Tepic Harlequin on August 8, 2015 at 3:43pm ...1 replies

He had seen Miss Book heading purposefully to the new Hospital, and as he had little to do except to find a good fluting pitch, Tepic carefully followed her. Carefully positioning himself under a window, he began to softly play, not enough to disturb the patients, but loud enough to earn a few coins from the passing visitors and staff.

Playing quietly also meant he could hear clearly the conversation from within. Miss Book had joined...

Aug
6
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Winding Up
Posted by Byron Wexhome on August 6, 2015 at 8:26am ...3 replies

She was a conundrum; an unwelcome and distracting aberration… an unknown in a sea of current unknowns. Yet, she was there. Whether he approved or not. She certainly didn’t heed any requests on his part.

She hummed constantly; maddening tunes usually crooned to children not yet out of the nursery. She typically carried a cold and haughty look upon her face, her shoulders stiff and back ramrod straight. And she constantly...

Aug
5
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The Tourist - An Exactly 750 Word New Babbage Flash Fiction
Posted by Zaros Xue on August 5, 2015 at 7:55pm

Now that the contest is finally at an end I'm going to post the flash fiction I entered for Stargirls Flash Fiction contest. This is 'The Tourist' an entry that perhaps doesn't meet the theme of 'A Day In The Life' but certainly captures how an outsider may percieve our glorious city state should they come unprepared!

The Tourist

What's in a city? Buildings, people, a transportation system...

Aug
5
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Bear Trapping for Beginners
Posted by Tepic Harlequin on August 5, 2015 at 1:49pm

Tepic thought over his conversation with Beryl and Mr Wright as he did his rounds of the sewers under the City. Even though the system was still in a state of disrepair ever since the Great Flushing Incident and the partial rebuilding of the City Hall, the vole colonies had to be checked over and the various stashes inspected for freshness and concealment. It was this attention to detail that kept the urchins safe during hard times, and it...