It’s all Mary Robinette Kowal’s fault

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May 22, 2009

We both volunteered to be hypnotized. She was chosen, I was not. A year later, she still walks like a chicken, but it’s getting better.

Jul 4, 2009

Complacency killed, tending mambas. Chet knew that. One day, cage door unlocked, sting-slap against his calf; complacency laid a wide trap.

Jul 17, 2009

Gary had defused this type of bomb once before. Which wire, blue or red? He clipped red. A clicking sound started. Last time, it hadn’t.

Jul 31, 2009

Got mixed feelings about July 31st. Day I was born, but also the day I died, first few times. Shit luck with Russian roulette on birthdays.

Aug 2, 2009

She came for the geocache booty, a carburetor, but stayed as Ned retold the glory of squirrels taking down NASDAQ. Burrow, chew: lights out!

Oct 10, 2009

We met in a bar. I knew right away, and told her so. She laughed. I took her outside, and pointed it out in the night sky, our home planet.

Oct 22, 2009

Rubies and emeralds sparkled in the litter box. “Damn it,” he said. The software was still not right: the “cat” should be finding diamonds.

Nov 14, 2009

Globules of bourbon wiggled in zero gravity. Captain Jo could only watch as the Senator, cackling, reefed on the emergency escape handle.

Mar 3, 2010

A raised area on the skin of his throat. Ingrown hair? Bathroom mirror, razor-tipped tweezers, pain. An RFID chip lands on bloody gauze.

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