Internal Irony

A flash piece from Charley that I know you’ll enjoy,

Life in Portofino

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“There is no such thing as luck; there is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe.” — Robert A. Heinlein

They watch and they wait.  They are waiting for the time when you slip up.  From the darkened hulks of damaged civilization, they eagerly hunt, sniff for the weakness they presume you’ll one day show.

You appear young; that’s what trips up their hopeful lust.  They are sure you are a neophyte. Untried? Untrue.

It is that unspoken surprise the Fell left you with — the seed you carry in your core — that makes you appear unaged.  You will die looking so. Anyone who tries you will share that seed. The seed of the Fell… parasites of the universe. Although you are strong and versed in personal tactics, you are also being hollowed out by an enemy that came with the unseen ships and…

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14 thoughts on “Internal Irony

  1. dgkaye says:

    Gorgeous! 🙂 x

    Liked by 2 people

  2. This was a wonderful read. I commented on his blog. It was great world building as you stated. What an pnening for a novel?

    Thanks for sharing this.

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