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Friday Drabble: Rain Haven

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drabble-150x150.pngA drabble is a very short story of exactly 100 words. Feel free to join in and write your own drabbles on Fridays and tag them with "friday drabble" and on Twitter with the hashtag #fridaydrabble.

Rain Haven

The cold, dreary rain come down in sheets as he slogged his way across town. The forgotten umbrella remained dry on the back seat of his car, as the rivulets of water ran down his face and underneath his collar. Avoiding puddles at this point was useless, as their vastness defeated him and his shoes were soaked through anyway. A harsh wind sliced right through his all too thin summer jacket. He continued his slow trudge across the slick city streets.

As he reached for the door, it opened and she handed him a warm towel and a hot toddy.

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The Other Places

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I actually have a few other blogs, although I'm trying to cut back :) I've previously mentioned my music blog, Vehement Flame, where I try to post some music every day and try to put out a sporadic podcast with some new and old music.

I also have a Tumblr blog, where I post short snippets, images and quotes that I come across on the net. You can find it here but I also have a page dedicated to it on this blog. You can see the link at the right, ever so subtly names My Tumblr, which also displays my Tumblr entries, albeit in a not very pretty way. But it gets the job done.

The only other one that I try to keep up with is my Daemon Dancing In The Dark blog, which is my technical musings. I haven't posted to it in far too long, though. I really need to, as the entry ideas are piling up!

And while I'm pointing out things in my sidebar, let me also direct you to some widgets I'm using. One displays my 5 most recent Twitpics, another shows you my recently read books from Goodreads, while the last one shows a random set of 5 games from my game collection on Boardgamegeek. It only lists 188, but I actually have about 500 :)

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My main bookshelves. The left one contains wargames, sorted chronologically. The right one contains more family oriented games, as well as sci-fi & fantasy games.

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This is the shelf of old Avalon Hill and Victory Games. I have them split off because they generally line up pretty wll.

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The Friday Drabble #10: Treats or Trick?

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drabble-150x150.pngRoss has a special Friday Drabble today and I couldn't resist joining in! Join in with your own 100 word stories on Fridays, and tag them with "friday drabble".  Link to them in the comments and/or on Twitter with the hashtag #fridaydrabble.

Of course, it would be a Halloween one, so here's mine.



The mist lifted as he struggled through the thick undergrowth. A weak sun fought both fog and leaves, giving him enough light to avoid the branches that had been whipping across his face as he raced away. He wiped the blood from his eyes, but not in time to notice a protruding tree root and he crashed to the ground. Scrambling to his feet, he looked wildly around for an escape. A break in the thick forest beckoned, but a massive hand grabbed him by the throat, lifted him from the ground, his legs thrashing. It squeezed.  All went dark.
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