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The Rushers of Din-SumThe Rushers of Din-Sum
by Plato Voltaire
"So, is there anything I can do to persuade you fine jade maidens to stay?" asked the little old Chinese man that operated a Fat Panda Chinese Food franchise in Memphis, Tennessee, circa 2009.
"We've had it, Mr. Sèzhītú," said Jocelyn Wilcox, her southern accent making the pronunciation of her employer's name a treat for the ears. "This is the last night for me and Ramona as Fat Panda employees. With all the unwanted attention we're getting we can't do our jobs properly as delivery drivers."
"You can work the counter full-time instead, and I can increase your salaries by 40%," the o
Wooster Rewooted - Chap 1Wooster Rewooted
by Plato Voltaire
"Ah," said the feminine voice, sounding matronly and pleasant with its Australian accent, "our little seppo is finally awake. Can you tell me your name?"
Unable to open his eyes, the man spoke with a groggy voice. "Ryan... Wooster." He felt that he was on a bed, fidgeting to get up only to have a soft yet firm hand push him back.
"Now, now, Mr. Wooster," said the woman. "You had a nasty bit of bother. In a few more days you'll get to put feet to floor. I'm wondering, how did you come about that last name?" She held a cup of water to his lips, and Ryan needed no further prompting to drink.
Harsh Fuzz - Chpt02The central air conditioning was working after a fashion at Police Headquarters. It didn't matter as abused window units and hyperactive fans gave a semblance of cold in the July heat. Wafting in this man-made turbulence was the smell of sweat and other odors that peculated in the heat. Relief only came in the form of cold water, iced tea, the not-so-hidden cans of brew, and the uncommon hint of perfume. Source for the latter came from one Jasmine Walker, secretary for Captain Mugford. A tiny black woman with an outsized presence Jasmine was the office mom for the detectives that had their desks in the squad room. She was the one the big, tou
A Reason to LiveIf only she had the guts to actually do it, to just leap among the cold waves and sink in death among the fish. She breathed in the smell and taste of saltwater, and water sprays hit her face, neck, and chest. She shivered slightly in the breeze from the waves, but she wasn’t really bothered by the chill. What weighed on her mind was something much deeper than the weather.
A pang of apprehension penetrated her heart as she envisioned her body being plunged into the water and weighted down by the strong waves. She thought about what it would be like to gulp in mouthful after mouthful of water, choking and never feeling any relief, b
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