8FOLD: Jolt City # 5, The Lion, The Witch, and the Unicycle!
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Thu Jan 18 01:17:42 PST 2007
Tom Russell wrote:
> "Okay," shrugs Martin. "To start with, what is a
Sounds like something you'd buy in a sex shop. Oops! Sorry! I was
thinking of vibra-panties.
> "It vibrates one's molecules out of synch with
> reality," explains Fay, handing him a clunky orange
> vest. "Here, better to show you."
> Martin slips it on and begins to fasten it. Fay
> stops him.
> "Now, I'm going to set the dial so that you're only
> slightly out of synch. You'll be able to pass through
> matter through an act of will, but you won't
> automatically fall through the floor or anything."
> She turns the dial. She nods at Martin, who fastens
> the jacket.
> Martin's insides shimmer: the same queasy feeling
> he got when Darkhorse had phased right through him.
> [*-- JOLT CITY # 4.] He swipes his hand through the
> nearby table.
> "It's hard to describe," says Martin. "It's not
> like it isn't there at all. It is. I can feel the
> hardness of it,
What was Martin touching again?
> the texture. But passing through my
> fingers. Like blood, like warmth. Like food in the
> "Don't think," says Fay. "Don't concentrate at
> all." She reaches out her hand, a gorgeous deep
> brown, and presses it against his chest.
> It stops
> there. He can feel it, a solid sensation at the
> tingle tips of his molecules.
> "See? That's why you don't fall through the floor.
> Now, if you think about it, if you let me through..."
> Her hand presses into his chest, into his heart,
> but it feels more like he's pressing into her.
> He can
> feel her pulse, and with each beat it runs through his
> entire body, echoing soundlessly.
> Though his heart is pulsing at its own rate, his
> body is pulsing at hers. At her command.
> She withdraws her hand and rubs it. "It's warm,"
> she says softly.
> he thinks
> of Fay Tarif rubbing her hand
and wishing he could be that hand?
> "Good, you're awake." The voice is from Canada.
> Probably Quebec (slight french twinge).
Feh. Americans seem to think Canadians have picked up some French
intonation. That's funny, eh?
I actually thought this was better than last issue. I won't go into
why because I don't want to say anything bad about last issue. Let's
just say at no point did I go "How the @#$% did he do that?" at any
time while reading this issue.
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