A curve ball slid to the right. The tall batter reached a bit to strike the ball dead center. It curved up over the shortstop and aimed for the center field fence. The outfielder ran back and dove up as the ball sailed over into the crowd, which rushed to find the ball.
“Ready,” the squad officer shouted out. I stood at the ready waiting for the order to shoot. Five rifles with laser sights pointed at the target dancing with my heartbeat. I took a short breath. The laser lights danced again. “Citizen, society demands control, which you have none of.” The words bounced in my rattled head. “You will learn to control your impulses. Or the dead will pile up.” Freedom or conformity. Transformation or tradition.…
I loved this book! The romance of the cowboy, and in particular the Spanish-American War, immediately caught my interest. And I was thrown for a loop when these soldiers become eager prey for the killer. And what a killer! He takes pleasure in his work and believes he is working in the service of Mr. Roosevelt.
Jake Rutledge and the Guy With Bad Timing (Fantasy Novelette): Jake Rutledge and the Guy with Bad Timing – Part Seven
Yes, the weatherman looked like a goner, but he rose from the bed and told me he wanted to capture the machine and stop the air force. He said all he had to do was get back to the base, sneak into the lab, and take it away. I presumed he meant to destroy it, but everything was happening so fast that I forgot to ask questions.
Stoic logic requires individuals to accept events as they occur. They must then deduct what should happen next. As you accept moments as they present themselves you develop self-control to keep emotions from destroying your world.
That’s when he realized why there was no sound. He could no longer hear the tires, or the wind, or the fan because he was not alive. He cried out in anguish and heard nothing come from his mouth. Then he realized the truth: ghosts don’t hear because they don’t make any sound.