106 Extracted Words – The Tease

July 2022



I write short fiction, flash fiction, essays and novels. This month’s Tease is from a short story in progress.

He ran his wrinkled hand over the bound and tattered book cover. He had never started a revolution, or even joined one. But he was pretty sure that to start anything, you must first begin, and perhaps that was the most difficult task of all.

He opened the cover and was greeted instantly by the dusty musk of library scented pages. “To disable field cannon before capture, drive a spike into the vent, crack the spike off at the limit of it’s exposure and then drive the remaining portion below the surface with the use of a second spike.”

Interesting, if not useful, he thought.


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