Part XII, b

A minute later, he was walking past the counter into the office proper, his search for more enjoyable foods momentarily forgotten. He checked all three desks in the open room, but found nothing but dusty personnel folders, aging memos, an attendance sheet with a long list of names marked "Absent", and the couple of framed … Continue reading Part XII, b

Part XII, a

Thom negotiated the broad steps carefully, coming to a large landing where the staircase turned the opposite direction before continuing to the floor below. He felt immeasurably stronger than when he woke up weeks ago – almost new again, really – but the possibility of toppling over and rolling to the bottom was still very … Continue reading Part XII, a