Briarpatch by Tim Pratt

By Tim Pratt

Darrin's existence has been going downhill ever due to the fact his female friend Bridget walked out on him with out a note of rationalization six months in the past. quickly after wasting her, he misplaced his task, and his vehicle, and at last his enthusiasm for all times. He can't think issues getting worse-- until eventually he sees Bridget back, for the 1st time considering she walked out, simply moments earlier than she leaps to her demise from a bridge. In his quest to determine why Bridget took her personal existence, he encounters a depressive (and almost certainly immortal) cult chief; a guy with a vehicle that could force out of this international and into others; a stunning psychotic with a chrome shotgun; and a bridge that, probably, ends up in heaven. Darrin's trip leads him right into a position referred to as the Briarpatch, that is both the crawlspace of the universe, or a chain of bold development initiatives deserted through God, or a tangle of different universes, looking on who you ask. someplace in that disorderly snarl of worlds, he hopes to discover Bridget back. Or a minimum of a cause to dwell with out her.

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Dry yourself. It’s a new day. Start this new day. You can do anything you want, just have to dry off with those paper towels first. Exciting. Exciting because I knew if I wanted, it could be the beginning of a new period in my life. One where I solved problems as they happened. One where I solved problems before they even had all their elements. A new period where I eliminated problems before they were problems. With no fears or concerns, because those were for people who 58 [RONTEL] viewed life as a future, not something already happening.

Uh, is there a little baby anywhere here, I’m looking for a little baby. Is there a little baby anywhere around here, did you see one. I’m looking for a little baby. You little baby. “Pardon me I’m looking for a cute little baby,” I said. “Has anyone seen one. ” The cat looked like he was getting ready to jump into the crib. 49 [SAM PINK] “Ah, ah,” I said, loudly. ” The cat meowed and looked at me. My cat is better than you—I thought. My cat is the only cat I like—I thought. Which means, I don’t like you.

My brother didn’t respond until I was almost at the sandwich place. ” * I got a sandwich at this place near my apartment. I didn’t like the food there, but felt very hungry and dizzy. I went in and ordered. The man put together my sandwich as I directed. I pointed at the things I wanted. “That bread, please,” I said, pointing towards some bread behind a glass blocker. It was very intimate. An intimate process. A mutual trust. A marriage. 42 [RONTEL] In which he agreed to gently make my sandwich as I directed.

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