Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stop me if you’ve heard this before.

Episode Nine

“You know, when I was first brought here from the Complex, they said I had the potential to go right to the top”
Atom groans from his bunk.
“I’m not repeating myself am I? I hate it when that happens.”
Atom hears the naked old man shuffling about in his corner of the room and tries not to create an image in his mind’s eye.
An image appears in his mind’s eye.
“You know, back in the old days all this was done manually; hands-on kinda thing… I lost count of the number of times I had to apologise to Pinky’s predass… preediss… ah… the bloke before Pinky for the bloody mess I made on the tests”


Harlequin said...

my favourite line in this one: " an image appears in my mind's eye". so well done.
I just finished up a nice retrospective review of your goodies since my last incursion into the blogosphere.... great stuff, Garth. I always enjoy reading your stuff.

Garth said...

Welcome back Harlequin :)

JeffScape said...

Ooh... is this Atom as in Atom and the cat?

Might have to set aside some vacation reading here.

Garth said...

Jeff: you've got some catching up to do - this is Part Two of the sequel to An Atom in Wonderland called Samewhere Else