Ask about our high pressure sales techniques

When he was doing his bitter old wizard routine Huddie told me that magic is pointless because spending 20 years to learn a spell to make light is stupid when you can buy a flashlight.  He’s wrong about that, but he’s also kind of right.    I found the contact information for some of the professor’sContinue reading “Ask about our high pressure sales techniques”

The comeback

I don’t like noclipping.  I haven’t figured out how to control where I show up come back to the real world.  I don’t even know if it’s possible to control that.  What if I come back and I’m in Peru?  Or in the middle of the ocean?    I need learn more about this spell butContinue reading “The comeback”

Anti-climax 3 – The Climaxening

The Redacted City Power Suit Gang isn’t happy.  Even though I brought them back baseball boy without any violence or publicity, which is what they wanted.  I should have lied about bringing in more help.  I assured them that a mechanic in Iowa, a drunk old pawnbroker in Louisiana, and another wrestler on the roadContinue reading “Anti-climax 3 – The Climaxening”

Part 10 – Never settle

Sanaa did not help Grace.  Grace manages to gather herself enough to heal a deep puncture wound/maybe collapsed lung anyway.  Heal herself enough not to bleed to death on the spot anyway.  Seeing this miracle was too much for Ferd.  He decided at that point he had done his duty in avenging Carlos and hitContinue reading “Part 10 – Never settle”

Part 9 – By my hand alone

Intervener number one is Sigurd Ferdinand Olson.  Ferd lost his consulting business in the financial crisis of 2007 and not too long after losing his job, he also lost his house in Walnut Creek.  Shortly after moving to Oakhurst, he lost his spouse (well not lost lost, he knew where she was) because Aggie didn’tContinue reading “Part 9 – By my hand alone”

Part 8 – Once more, with feeling

People have said that when they got stabbed they didn’t feel it.  Later they noticed they were bleeding but in the moment, bupkis.  Maybe they didn’t feel it because they were in a fight or flight scenario and their adrenaline was up.  Maybe they didn’t feel it because of the kind of knife or theContinue reading “Part 8 – Once more, with feeling”

Bright Lights, Big City – Part 4

Once Grace had broken the ritual magic that held their attackers and then healed them, it was time to debrief.  The three of them worked at a customer service center in Galesburg.  All they knew for sure was that they had been asked to work a later shift than usual and when they got there,Continue reading “Bright Lights, Big City – Part 4”

Bright Lights, Bug City – An interlude to explain why my main character is awesome (I’m a good writer!)

No one died.  Which is pretty remarkable.  The guy that Grace smashed into through the windshield would definitely have died if left there without treatment.  And the guy she kicked in the chest was in pretty bad shape too, but the third fellow would have staggered to another hospital, one that’s operational, and pulled through.  Most likely.  Barring theContinue reading “Bright Lights, Bug City – An interlude to explain why my main character is awesome (I’m a good writer!)”

Bright Lights, Bug City – Part 3 “Don’t worry, we’re experts”

A bloodied and battered fellow listlessly swinging a baseball bat came galloping out from the general area where the Spark had crashed into the hospital lobby.  Grace responded to this threat with a little hop and kicked him in the chest – sending him to the ground gasping like someone having a heart attack.  GraceContinue reading “Bright Lights, Bug City – Part 3 “Don’t worry, we’re experts””

Bright Lights, Bug City – Part 2

Grace and Christie followed their target to the old hospital outside of Galva Township.  The old hospital outside of Galva Township was shut down after the fire in ‘97, see with the Hammond-Henry Hospital up in Geneseo there was no longer much need for it so it wasn’t worth the cost to rebuild.  In 2019, a projectContinue reading “Bright Lights, Bug City – Part 2”