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lostsalient

Joined June 2009.

11 stories, 0 challenges, 90 comments, and 26 friends

I have made a study of dissatisfaction and found it infinitely to my liking.

Stories

  1. Public Mastication

    Once there was a man who kept his love in his pocket; it was a black sticky thing, and small. The love smelled of ripe pears and seaweed. When he pressed his thumb against it, the surface dimpled, like raw meat. Specks stuck to his palm where he’d cu...

  2. Funny Someday

    This is what nostalgia is, though hunting it down is cheating a little. The city air is hot and dry, and the lake smells like summer vacation. He’s in dress shoes instead of cowboy boots, and he buys the bottle because it is her favourite brand, ...

  3. Skill Sets

    “…all went bad, but the retinal flare burns came with the landing, Major!” “I’m not blaming you for our present situation, Tapp. I’m just wishing for another set of – would you put your hands back on the burn p...

  4. Thesis

    Homophaga Agricola: A flightless quadruped of the class Aves. While its role in our ecosystem is vital, it is little understood. Scela paused to wet the nib of her pen. Birdsong vibrated distantly on the morning breeze – threshers. She ruthlessly...

  5. A Passage of Time

    Her movements are elegant, and she is never still. The hair on her ears is short and fine, and when she sleeps they flop inside-out. Her paws knead the carpet as she twitches through a dream (probably of rabbits). She never sleeps late, but is too lady...

  6. A Long Drop

    There’s nothing like spandex to ruin your day. Nah, I don’t mean Europeans in Speedos or my wife’s surprise visit to the kink shop, and I know they save us plenty of trouble. But so help me, I’ll take a thirty-car pileup on 42nd...

  7. The Bitten

    People say they came from Asia. People say China trapped them; Russia planned their release; that they crept through the DMZ and onto our troop transports. I think they may always have been here. Just… sleeping. In the cities, people are still dr...

  8. Meetings and Hallucinations

    The Auxiliary was cramped and humid, although the room had seemed large upon entering. The air inside felt wet, as if compressed by the lungs of a leviathan. Watching his roommate, Rick became convinced that their breaths worked in symphony, struggling...

  9. Choices

    A gun is a way of making choices, Pamela, her father’s voice echoed in her head, the memory redolent of sunlit afternoons. But it ain’t the only way. Remember that. Her young hands were practiced as they ran over the contours of the gun. Th...

  10. They'll Come to You

    There is something, Ben decided as he pedaled around the block, decidedly unprofessional about a detective on a bicycle. He flicked the bell, pulled around a car (noting the plates, just in case), and turned toward home. It was particularly demoralizin...

  11. The Autumn Crop

    Here, at ground level, the swaying fields of harvest appeared infinite, a pattern of earth and grass and seed replicating itself until it blanketed the world. Flecks of blue sky were caught in the harvest’s high heads, like daubed paint, designed...

lostsalient's Friends (26)

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  • Druhim
  • Usagi
  • lastsyllable
  • orikae
  • A Dabble of Thelonious
  • Centipede Damascus
  • Brian Gefrich
  • Soco
  • Proctagon
  • jesteram
  • SlangSkald
  • YaYa
  • AdorableBlanket
  • Spiderj
  • DredZed
  • Quetzi
  • DrIanMalcolm
  • Butler
  • Hacksaw
  • Lock
  • mlvassallo
  • animal companion
  • J.M.V.
  • Skull Man
  • vivixenne

lostsalient's Followers (28)

  • Brian Gefrich
  • Usagi
  • jesteram
  • Centipede Damascus
  • Lock
  • Druhim
  • A Dabble of Thelonious
  • mlvassallo
  • lastsyllable
  • Quetzi
  • Hacksaw
  • Proctagon
  • Geebs
  • Goofball Inc
  • YaYa
  • SlangSkald
  • animal companion
  • Spiderj
  • galin
  • AdorableBlanket
  • cracks in a sidewalk
  • Butler
  • J.M.V.
  • Skull Man
  • halfpenny
  • Jessica Cahill
  • Brodo
  • vivixenne