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Mary says: An Excerpt from Deli makes me very happy and that little snippet was the perfect aperitif to today’s competition.
Mary says: I would love to see this fleshed out more. You managed to convey so much in your 245 words, and the story was very touching.
Kel J. Heinen | @Aightball
Mary says: I love the imagery and the feelings you conveyed. The contrast between hospitals and chaos and a quiet starry night provides the perfect back drop for introspection.
Silver James | @SilverJames_
Mary says: I could feel the tension and you built a powerful connection between senses and primal power. You really make me want to read more.
Mark A. Morris
Mary says: You set an very interesting scene with some serious ramifications. Usually when people talk about time travel they talk about the affect on their own time - it’s interesting to see the affect on the past. This unique perspective feels more real because it’s happened and is happening as we start the story.
Adams was the first to react. He was through the barriers before we could do a thing to stop him, rifle at the ready, firing shots at the creatures before us. He must have taken down four or five of them, the rest of them running away to regroup on the hill, baying down at us and shaking their wings. We’d only had the portal open for ten seconds and it looked like we were already at war.
“Well, that went well.” Duncan crouched over the bodies, picking at their remains. They were bipedal and had a pair of arms, recognisably not human but still remarkably similar. The largest one was wearing a loin cloth, its face bisected by a mouth like a shark’s.
“Yes. It’s fabulous. The first manned journey into the past and we’ve already potentially compromised the Earth’s timeline.” I looked over to the right, where Adams was establishing a camp, noticing he’d already set up an automated sentry-bot to protect the area in front of our route home.
“This isn't the first time.” Duncan said, abruptly. He pulled a sling from the body, removing a very familiar object. “Or if it is, Smith and Wesson must have been established a long, long time before we thought they were.”
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