Stories tagged “archive”

  • Marauded: Backstabber!

    As Dugout hunched behind the stone wall, firing from his rifle, I moved to pick up the rifle that Flashback had dropped. It was long and deadly-looking, but I’d already found where the weapon manuals were stored and skimmed them at lightning spee...

  • Boarding the Social Choo-Choo Train

    Both the sports-car automechs froze when I stepped out. That was when I knew I had them. Time to engage in a little good old-fashioned social engineering. Or, as most would call it, “lying.” (Computer geeks have to have fancy names for ever...

  • Bavarian Fire Drill

    “I want your names,” I growled. “I want your ranks. I want your serial numbers. I want the names of your superiors. I want your frickin’ VINs! Cough up, you low-lifes!” Instead, they started to back away even faster, final...

  • A New Acquisition (Retro Ficlet Challenge)

    “But—why are they so small?” Nina asked. “Aren’t they supposed to be as big as horses?” “They are,” Alan said. He sighed, irritated. Wouldn’t she just let him get back to his work? “The terrarium is dimensionally transcendental.” ...

  • Maurauded Warehouses

    So I was free from enemy pursuit (or so I hoped), safe and with four extra personality storage cubes to play around with (and three emergency-backup spare units, too). Now I needed some digs where I could hide out, and some computer equipment. The hide...

  • Ready or Not, Here Come Tummy Buddies?

    “I do kind of worry a little, though,” Cindy Lou said. “Because if Voor’s ‘marketing’ doesn’t work, then he might try something else. Like spiking the water supply with GaIA starter. Maybe he’d think that...

    • Author: Throat Wolf
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Tummy Buddy System

    It happened as we were walking home from dinner that night. As we passed the park, we heard a woman sobbing loudly behind a bush. I was inclined to give the poor woman her privacy, but Cindy Lou was more the nurturing kind I guess. She walked around th...

  • Talking Tummy Buddies

    Cindy Lou gathered up the woman’s clothes, which had fallen off when she’d changed, then started walking with me. “What—” I began. She held up a hand to stop me. “Shh. I’m talking to her now.” “Huh?R...

    • Author: Throat Wolf
    • Posted almost 11 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A New Buddy

    We went back to my place, where Cindy Lou went into the bathroom and let Vera out. After she showered and dressed, she came back out and smiled shyly at us. “Thanks for your help, both of you.” “Are you going to be all right?” I...