The Horse Fields

Nathan Galdrar, former lab tech, stumbled on the unlikely horse pasture. A speckled Arabian raised its head, half-alert, and then returned to its grassy fare. Nat envied the beast. Fine gradients of...
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Field Work

Months of solitary field work culminated for Moreaux with the rejection of his grant proposal. Unsatisfactory scientific rigor, they said. Like a stomach-punch. (He was once literally gut-punched in...
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The Difference

"What is it doing?" Sorley asked. His eyes fell in on the fractally regressive gears smoothly rearranging dumb matter into information. The lieutenant peered over his daily rag, squint-eyed with...
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Tax

Distant bells rang the New Year, and here was a sign, this...lurker, that a month yet spanned the remainder of night. It perched atop the Library of all places, as if peering over the edge of reason....
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The Procurement

Being the judge's understudy was staining Zimn's soul. Propelled inexorably ahead on rails of faith and obligation, Zimn carried out his grim assignment. He told himself, as the judge did, that high...
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Heraclitus of Ephesus

Here is something that I have wanted to do for a long, long time, which is to blogify the pile of philosophy notes I still have left over from university. I was a marvelous student, but aimless. I...
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Building Beliefs from MG Recruitment (Pt 2)

Here is the second part of what I began with the origin-skill-trait chart. The idea here is to go through the "lifepath" to borrow Burning Wheel term of your guardmouse, building up a history as you...
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Mouse Guard: Setting and Conflict

I studied literature in school, in both French and English. It may not be apparent to an English speaker who didn't study French literature, but to do any reasonable criticism you need to change...
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