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Ford Dent

Joined June 2009.

22 stories, 0 challenges, 13 comments, and 0 friends

Ford’s name isn’t actually Ford, but for the purpose of discussion we’ll assume it is. He’s not published anywhere, not yet. He will probably claim to still be unpublished after the fact so as to keep a hold on his street cred.

Stories

  1. Finding a Lightswitch

    The first thing Rachel noticed when she stepped through the pod bay doors was a few dust motes dancing in the thin beam of her flashlight. The dust should not have been dancing—a hulk of this size, floating for this long, would normally have vent...

  2. A Series of Accidents (Mature)

  3. Preparations

    There was a dull thud as Rachel’s ship made contact with the escape pod hatch and figured out which method of entry to use. Rachel noted with some annoyance that docking in this less traditional manner meant her ship was unable to give her a read...

  4. A Needle in Search of a Haystack

    It had been two days by Dabrose’s count since he’d last been shot at, which meant by now word had undoubtedly come down from on high that he was an enemy of the state. With his rations dwindling (it wasn’t as if he’d planned to ...

  5. Knock Knock

    Finding a usable entryway on a ship the size of a small city when your own ship is the size of an RV is deceptively difficult. Rachel’s ship was made to work nicely with all the existing docking standards, and a few esoteric choices as well. As a...

  6. The Bonds of Sisterly Affection

    Acalle’s mouth made a thin, highly disapproving, line. “Your confidence in the skills of your…companion notwithstanding, I hardly think his failure to kill you is sufficient proof of innocence.” Phaedra bristled at the emphasis ...

  7. On Her Majesty's Postal Service (Mature)

  8. Parting Ways

    Her Highness the Princess of Qerradith, first and last daughter of Her Royal Majesty, Queen of the Realm, first in line of succession by birthright, and (nominally) Defender of the Royal Lands, pouted as Dabrose mounted his horse and, with a final nod,...

  9. That Old Chestnut

    To my surprise, Green actually stops advancing. He seems to be considering the merits of allowing me to talk. I recalculate the odds of appealing to his reason and, to my satisfaction, find them slightly improved. “You’re a man of science, ...

  10. Monsters and the Fighting Thereof

    “You really want to do this? It’s not exactly what I’d call a good life decision, son, and I’ll tell you why.” His voice echoed in the alleyway, bouncing off bricks that had been placed centuries before. "See, youR...

  11. Running Dark

    The first thing any smart pilot does when a proximity alert goes off is reduce speed to give themselves time to maneuver around whatever the obstacle happens to be. Some pilots even set up a trigger to automatically slow ship velocity as soon as a warn...

  12. Stay or Go?

    “Holes? No, I suspect if there were holes in this cloak there would be holes in me as well, and then we’d have a serious problem on our hands. The Princess, seen with bloodied hands tending to some brigand, no doubt. The scandal!” Dab...

  13. The Void's Driftwood

    The ship hung like a dead thing in space, devoid of any signs of life beyond the guttering glow of running lights that were in the process of losing power. It was anyone’s guess to how long the ship had been there, drifting in the void between wo...

  14. Shoot the Messenger

    The rain was unceasing, and Dabrose’s cloak, though made of oil cloth, could only do so much. It made him uncomfortable, or at least more uncomfortable than he already was. His Queen’s reaction had been unexpected, and the Guardsman’s...

  15. It's Great to be Alive

    It took several hours for the young man to wake up. With a jerk he realized that he had, obviously, been tended to by the very man he’d come to beg help of. “You’ve probably got internal bleeding. I doubt you’ll last all that lo...

  16. Embellished, Somewhat

    “It’s not an embellishment, it’s an accurate representation of the events of the previous evening!” Eloise brushed a speck of dirt off of a shirt that no longer had the capacity to appreciate such a gesture. “Anyway you ha...

  17. Another Tactic

    Green advances on me with a decidedly menacing air. He’s got a knife in one hand, and while I’m not sure what he expects to do with the damned thing I can’t help but feel nervous about it. Knives don’t do a whole lot to a guy li...

  18. End of the World and all that

    It came on slowly, he could give it that much. Watching from his front porch as the sky turned a sickening shade of green, the sea churning, the wind howling. He could see the sun above, swollen red and angry, seeming now twice its size. In reality he ...

  19. In Which Vomit is Discussed Somewhat

    Edward sniffed. “That could be anybody’s vomit. I certainly am not willing to accept ownership just now.” “Well I certainly didn’t do it. And the rat doesn’t look like he’s the puking type. And you, I’ll ...

  20. Social Life

    The doctor throws back his head and roars with laughter. “I see they’ve programmed you with a rather sophisticated sense of humor, too.” This was not quite the reaction that I’d been hoping for when I set out to convince Green t...

  21. In Which Edward Meets Eloise

    “Oh, it’s you.” Spoken like someone was discussing the weather. Edward suppressed the urge to shriek girlishly and back into the wall, settling for the old standby of whipping his head around in surprise instead. “Who said that?...

  22. In Which Edward Wakes Up

    The first thing that Edward noticed about the cell in which he so abruptly found himself was that he wasn’t alone. There was another occupant of the cell, and from the looks of her she’d been there for a long time. She was dirty, and her ha...

Ford Dent's Followers (6)

  • OrangeOreos (LoA)
  • Elisabeth L. Davis(LoA)
  • Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)
  • Drake West
  • HSAR
  • carmene22