SW10: December 2010 #3: Cauldron Book II Part 3

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Mon Mar 7 18:54:10 PST 2011

Andrew Perron wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Mar 2011 02:17:55 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:
>> It charged at me - looking more like Holly, naked and wet. Holly's bigger than I 
>> am. I was bowled over.
>> The creature was changing into Holly-form from the neck down, and fumbling at 
>> the door! If I needed any other sign that this wasn't really Holly, I knew that 
>> if Holly wanted to dash down the hallway naked, she'd at least open the door right.
> Oh my.  I assume you're saving this backstory for the Superhuman World
> Summer Special.

... Heh.  I'm going to claim speculation on Summer's part.  8{D>

>> "Okay. Summer. Norma. All of you. We need you. We need Holly too. We're gonna 
>> get her back."
>> Norma responded. "Thank you, Mr. Corrigan. But we resigned. Resign means resign. 
>> We'll get her back." We cheered.
> Actually, this feels weird.  If he's completely for what they're doing, and
> if he's willing to give them the resources to do it, and since they've been
> working with the government the entire time, it seems really odd that
> they're insisting on going it alone.  One douchebag above them in the chain
> of command...?

Good point.  I considered that going in, but decided the obvious course would be 
too obvious.

Still, it might be story-insert time again, because the players have their 
reasons.  Everyone who's out in the field is getting cranky, they want to be 
home by Christmas, they want an obvious sign of Gov support, and not even the VP 
can give that.  You may have noticed in that zombie story, Vice-Presidents do 
not have power over military forces.  The United States Insight Battalion, of 
course, is not a military force, it's a surveillance agency.

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- http://www.eilertech.com/ ---------

Only their myths concerned peace and contentment, and that in such a
coercive, sullen package it was obvious that the Earth humans resented
the very idea.

- from "Passing" by Elaine Radford, Aboriginal SF, May/June 1987.

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