Ginger: The Ruins

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The hole was too well-hidden to be found, it had to be. Someone had ratted us out.

The pirates had taken everything. Our food, our Memories, but worst of all, Bag Man’s whole collection: everything we’d worked so hard to keep safe. What was too big to carry off, those cripples ransacked and melted with thermalloy charges.

I didn’t find the scene until Saturnday when I came with my usual spice deposit. From 100 yards I could see the holocover was powered down, or gone completely. Bag Man wouldn’t make a mistake like that. I stepped down into the hole to find it razed to the floorboards. A gleam of red liquid on the wood caught my eye, a trail of blood smeared in a path toward… it ended abruptly. I looked closer.

A trapdoor.

I’d never known there was anything under the hole. I carefully lifted the door and found myself face-to-face with Bag Man. My love. His belly was slashed wide open, spilling his insides throughout the secret compartment.

But that’s not where the story ends. It’s where it all begins.

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  1. Avatar Vail Indigo

    LOVELOVELOVE!!!

  2. Avatar Ana Cristina

    Awesome beginning! Eager to see what happens next…

  3. Avatar thebetweenspace

    I’m intrigued by the detail that the pirate can steal memories. Great other-worldly beginning to a series.

  4. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    this is definitely otherworldly, but I like the mystery, the crime, and the hiding from some terrible pirates.

  5. Avatar Raegan Dauterive

    I really like the last sentence, it sets things up well :)

  6. Avatar B. Booth

    I’m hooked!

  7. Avatar Eckhouse

    Alright, so I’m late. I will commit myself to any series by the Man who brought us Zombie Karl Marx, because nothing about him is not still awesome.

  8. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Crazy exciting stuff,and amazing to put this as the beginning.

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