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Descent into Madness

(Even though this is marked as Phone Blog, my phone was buggy so I got to write this one on a laptop. Who knows what quality differences that could make?) Doc thought I was crazy. He never said it. Instead,

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Wikipedia research

“Release,” Fane said, his voice crisp and quiet in the still morning air. The arrows flew, a few embedding into the trees, some striking and clattering away, but most sailing harmlessly past, or worse, hitting the ground well before reaching

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Third-person limited secret

Harry yanked his spear from the still-gurgling goblin body bleeding out on the mossy dungeon floor. He glanced to the side, inadvertently meeting Stin’s eyes. “Uh, sorry, Stin. Cousin of yours? Distant relation, hopefully?” Stin growled something unintelligible, but Harry

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Can’t use appropriate expletives

President of the United States. Commander in chief. Leader of the free world. The most powerful office to which a person could aspire. And Tristan Lee wouldn’t have another shot at it for four more years. Eight years, if he

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Front-line grunt of an undead army

Boredom, terror, desire. Jon felt nothing else, not for five years. Not since he’d succumbed to the pox and had been buried. Hindsight showed now that he should’ve asked for his remains to be burnt. Necromancers needed critical mass in

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Given first line

Barry knew his mumbling was going to get him killed someday. He was shocked that it hadn’t. There was the time he’d given directions to Mary while she drove down the freeway. He mumbled so incoherently that she nearly drove into

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Something unusual stops a novelist from finishing her book

The whole town was empty. Completely deserted. The only sounds came from a slight wind and a few birds somewhere in the distance. When she’d left her house that morning, Cassie had been surprised at the lack of traffic. Even

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Dialogue up a notch

Her radio sounded just then, calling out a time for debriefing. Trike groaned. “Can’t let us rest, even for a minute.” Stacy kneaded her thighs with her knuckles, massaging out the cramps from sitting atop Trike’s armored back all day.

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Side character from the future

Adam turned around slowly, shaking his head. What was that? he thought. The brightness faded, leaving him blinking away the spots in his vision. Once he could see again, it was just as difficult to see as before. The sun shone

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