SW10: December 2010 #4: Cauldron Book II Part 4 (of 7)

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 03:32:50 PDT 2011

On Mon, 21 Mar 2011 02:25:38 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:

> Liz still has someone from USIB who talks with her. (Liz is really good at 
> making friends. I never appreciated that until now.) Her contact says, the 
> mermaid calls itself Cathy. It usually swam in the Cumberland River near where 
> the militias were. They must have talked it into the impersonation mission. And 
> it must have really been missing salt water by the time we found it.

Hmmmm, interesting.

> Challenger II brought the help you sent us. Thank Bandolier for us. His "Granny 
> Sphere" is probably as good as all of USIB. But we're still getting used to its 
> vocabulary. "Eeeee" means it's happy, right? (Citation)

*plays Guess Where This Was Derived From*

> But thanks. The Body Up bus got to us in Virginia today. Brett loves it. He's 
> gotten back into the old Ellipsis Z compartment with all the electronics. I 
> still can't believe you actually had Ellipsis himself as your electronics tech 
> once. (Citation)

[citation needed]

> Then Liz said, "Aren't you Karen Bodil? You were the best when you swam past 
> Detroit!" (Citation)
> "Uh, no comment."
> "And you!" Liz pointed at USIB's other agent. "Aren't you Mary O'Hanrahan? Like, 
> the reason they call the combat suits the Mary Suits?"
> Mary said, "Karen, we're busted."


> The trunk of the car bashed open from inside. Imperilus stood up with two 
> machine guns, and said, "The HELL I Am!"


> I've finally got the story moving again. I'd like to get it over with so my 
> storyline can start invading 2011 in earnest instead of just reacting to plot 
> challenges. Probably three more episodes.  I'm likely to just shove them through 
> so I can be done.  Maybe that'll lead to more "story patches", but sometimes you 
> just have to say "good enough" and move on.  I say that when I'm spending more 
> time on the author's notes than the story...

Let it flow and go!  Sure, don't make any easily-avoidable mistakes, but if
you're stuck, power on through!

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, all the way!

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