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A beautiful girl lived here

A beautiful girl lived here. Lithe and supple, her willowy curves had been traced by many an eye as she glided along the dark, grimy streets and alleyways of this old town. The hearts of men were quickened by furtive … Continue reading

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Detour

Rasputin scratched at the insect-bites under his coarse linen shirt and scowled at the photographer. They’d taken his weapons, clothes, implants and external devices and flung him amidst the byways, as vulnerable to the vortices as some ignorant primitive from … Continue reading

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Hide and Seek

ow long before my trial?” asked Rasputin, nonchalantly. “Trial?  Oh there’ll be no trial.  The evidence is clear enough; our findings were independently verified and have been ratified by the High Commissariat itself.  No bounty hunter, there is little need … Continue reading

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The Commission

He always looked about him after neutralising a target to make sure there were no surprises; a bounty hunter could make enemies easily. The parking lot was empty save for a few cars, silent bar the chirrup of one or … Continue reading

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Spectacle

Boyd Kuznetsov’s knees quivered, then collapsed underneath the weight of his listing torso as his head tumbled from his shoulders, a geyser of blood spurting from his neck into a cloud of fine red mist. Rasputin stood up from his … Continue reading

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Repose

Xiang Min Heulwen lay sprawled across the grass with one arm crooked under her head, her free hand shading her eyes against the sun, a warm breeze caressing her face and tousling stray wisps of hair. Her eyes opened slightly … Continue reading

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Vinegar

Ruddy palaver, gettin’ this blood off the walls. Bloody gladiators an’ lions and whatnot, bludgeonin’ each other to death, rippin’ each other open. Oh it’s great fun, until muggins here has to clean it all up. Anybody would fink they’d … Continue reading

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