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Venus Soul Trap

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The young man had been in the city long enough to walk without craning his neck up at all of the buildings, but not quite long enough to lose that unmistakable aura of newness. It was something about the subtle furrow in his brow at the mention of a place that wasn’t entirely well known […]

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The Ancient Language of Line

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“Hey man, do you know where I can find-” “Before language was language, language was line – is what I would say, if that had ever actually changed. Language, you see, language is all still just a matter of lines. Language is what makes shit what we call shit. Language spells the world’s shit. Language […]

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Lady of Light and Blood

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Suddenly, there wasn’t a thing in the world that she knew in terms of logic. In the place of what was once known, there was an all-encompassing understanding. She paid no heed to the sensation of falling – in a way, it felt more as though the cradle of earth below was rising to carry […]

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Darling Thieves

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There are generally two ways that competent thieves make an exit: smoothly or in body bags. Those who commonly leave with someone or something nipping at their heels generally won’t be long for the lifestyle. Conventionally, consistently successful career thieves (as they would like to be called if they could safely court attention for it) have a habit […]

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Enter the Void Crusher

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“Don’t let him get awa-” the hooded man spat out before an invisible shockwave sent him flying like a badminton cricket. For about three seconds, the oily black void of midnight burned electric green in a concert of wild lightning. Every streetlight bulb on the road crackled and exploded like overcooked eggs in the skillet. About […]

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Of Savagery and Empathy

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A lone, glimmering star shone in the void of space, and this was Noah’s target. Within the void, all senses melted together into fluid streams of streaking light. Javelins of lightning blitzed through a tunnel of inertia to impact. Long-fanged gale winds that had slowly carved a 15-year valley of training carried his fists like […]

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The Wayward Desert God

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There was a certain poetry to the way of life they’d put together on the fringes of the desert. Set the target, clear out the zone, load the deck, get it back without getting busted, rinse and repeat. The racket had a certain flow to it that made life almost surreally simple compared to most […]