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9/20/2017

Snippet #54

Snippet #54

Her teeth chattered in her skull, sounding like pearly castanets. Her kakorrhaphiophobia getting the better of her. She felt an indifferent chuckle fill her mind. Such a large word for a child to know, ironic how she had feared she would fail to spell or pronounce it correctly. The irrational fear of failure. It was ironic that they had used such a complex word to describe it, a word that most would fail to speak correctly. The ancient minds had been cruel indeed. 
She shook her head, wishing her logical mind could hold more tightly to the musings. But her flesh began to tremble again and fear gripped her. The beast could not be distracted for long. She had dared to soar too close to the sun, her proverbial wax wings were sure to melt. 
Who did she think she was? Going to stand before the counsel to tell them she had found a droid who was more than AI? She would laugh at herself if she had not seen it with her own eyes. She popped open the orange vial she kept on her at all times, swallowing the little pink pill that would tame the monster that was kakorrhaphiobia, its brother anxiety, and would dull their mother fear. If only there was a pill that would completely over power her. But she was far too strong a foe. So she swallowed and felt a cool sensation spread through her as she approached the table filed with the stern men and women who governed the very fate of their corner of the galaxy.

~ ALH

The Scholar and the AI

9/15/2017

Fan Art Fri #44

Fan Art Fri #44

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9/13/2017

Snippet #53


Snippet #53

He sat back on the narrow little bed, humming beneath his breath as he flitted through the book of anthropomorphic creatures. His claws racking the yellowed pages lazily. Book of Monsters, the cover red in gold type. He laughed at the absurdity of it, not a one of the sketches were accurate. The reality was far more frightening. He paused when he turned to a page that depicted himself, or how the humans thought he looked. He was ancient, that was true and he had slumbered for so long. But surely they had not so quickly forgotten his true visage. The thing that stared up at him from the page was a an insult, comical, ridiculous. He was more handsome, fiercer. He fought the urge to slice the page in two, his mistress had simply borrowed it to try and amuse him. Defacing it would cause her trouble. So instead he dropped it to the floor, curling up on her cot as she worked by the light of a single candle. Straining her eyes and diminishing her vision for a mere handful of coppers. Humans are such fools.

~ ALH

The Cat and the Seamstress

9/08/2017

Fan Art Fri #43

Fan Art Fri #43

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