Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker Chapter Fourteen

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker Chapter Fourteen


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Chapter Fourteen

Smoke And Ash

Kan Lam walked the streets of the upper village, surveying the destruction, compulsively counting dead animals. He tried to make himself stop, but every time he passed some sad crumpled corpse he added a number. He was an educated man, he could count as high as necessary. For once he almost wished he had less education. There were surprisingly few people dead. His mind shied away from that thought, but not before the image of the yew in the meeting ground filled his mind. Thank the King, nobody tried to fight.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter Twelve

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter Twelve:

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Chapter Twelve

A Raised Hand

Kan Lam looked up across the meeting ground at the tall houses, whose peaks showed above the intervening hedgeline. He scowled, and spat once into the dirt at his feet. Glancing about hurriedly he scuffed dust over the spit with his dirty toe. He looked back over at the far side of the hedge. They'll be getting theirs. Today."

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker Chapter Eleven

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker Chapter Eleven

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The Tale Of Jon Handshaker

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Chapter Eleven

Kon Nok Village

Waking curled up in the densely weedy corner of some less than industrious farmer’s cornfield, Jon felt tired, dirty, itchy, stiff, sore, his eyes were swollen and his ears ached, he was hungry and thirsty and weak. And he was free. For the first time in his life since he was able to understand what it meant to be a Lamb, doomed to live as a prisoner, however pampered, and to die young, Jon felt in control of his destiny. He felt good.


 
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