8FOLD: Mancers # 3, "Salt and Roses"

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Wed Jul 25 18:26:10 PDT 2018

On 2018-07-23 09:47, Tom Russell wrote:

>     The other Lieke grabs herself by the hand. "He won't stay down for
> long."
>     "I know," says Lieke. "So, I'll buy you some time."
>     "Are you sure?"
>     Lieke nods. "I think it's my turn, anyway." She kisses herself on
> the mouth, and then grabs the salt shaker from their table. She scoops
> up a couple others for good measure.
>     "This won't kill you, you bastard," says Lieke. "But it's going to
> hurt." She empties the salt shakers over his mancer's mark. Smoke
> bubbles up from his boiling flesh, and he screams. It's the last,
> beautiful thing she hears before one of the anti-men slits her throat.

heh, Lieke is an interesting couple of characters.  And I like how you 
resolved this conflict.  (Other readers should of course read the whole 

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