It's Roll Call time. This week we have a few interspecies misunderstandings, apocalypse and a touch of the supernatural. Catch up on tales you missed, reread ones you loved and leave comments for those hardworking writers out there.
Thursday Tales 5.12.2011
Ancestors, Pt. 1, bjeffreyvidt
A chat in a cafe with an intriguing stranger isn't quite what it seems. Who is this strange woman only Emith can see? Why doesn't she eat? And why does she know so much about him? Bjeffreyvidt has started a quiet, dramatic story that could go in a hundred interesting directions.
The Puppethead War #4, now4the_post
Talon finally gets an explanation about why the Honch treated him like a kid - besides his young age - and he isn't satisfied. Despite that, he continues with their quest, learning more about the Honch's past and the enemy they face when he confronts the unstable man himself.
- Shini: R.O.A.C.H.
Bridge Builder, Chapter 42: Widening Gyre, Shini: R.O.A.C.H.
The gulf between the internal worlds of men and women is explored in this episode, as Alex makes a classic dating error of thinking for his "girlfriend" Carbon. This is all the worse considering that this girlfriend is telepathic; and here Carbon is influenced and confused by Alex's memories into behaving with inappropriate familiarity towards a complete stranger. A disasterous dinner with this acquaintance is now nicely set-up.
F*cking Genius, John Wiswell
John Wiswell returns with an off-color new monologue. This time we catch Orville Williamson in the clutches of the rather awkward result of interspecies miscommunication.
Saturday Short Stories 5.14.2011
Telepaths: The Park Slope Conspiracy - 27, Bamf.to.NYC
Andrew's girlfriend thinks he's hiding something from her. She's right, but it's not what she thinks it is. A fight over perceived secrets leaves him distracted and exhausted, a dangerous combination with his work. There, an amicable conversation leads to a escape attempt that is desperate, to say the least.
- Shini: R.O.A.C.H.
Hollow World Book 2: Chapter 4, Myseri
Looking for a place to stay before the night draws in; Gina drives an electric car through an un-named town on the way to Amarillo, and recounts to Sam how she managed to live in New York after the Event. There are the problems of daily survival, the vacantly fierce Others and a potential dictator with the psychic power to visualise through the eyes of Others (a la Laura Mars). Myseri's second book in the "Hollow World" series, continues with flair, mystery, a touch of the American Civil War and personable characters.