Carverian Dracula - excerpt"When I told Mina," Harker wrote in his journal, and then he stopped. He stood up. He went to the cupboard and poured himself a whiskey and drank some of it. He took his journal and lay down on the floor. Of course, he forget his pen on his table. He hauled himself up, saying, "Stupid, stupid." The pen wasn't on the table. He went looking for it and found it beside the whiskey bottle. He lay down again, and wrote, "I just hate this lingering tension. That red scar on Mina's forehead reminds me of"He closed his eyes. He took a deep breath. He looked at what he wrote, and then he tore out the page and crumpled it."I am not writing this down," he said. "I am not thinking of that."He would have liked to write something. He looked at the whiskey, and then he looked back at the journal. He grabbed his pen. "When I told Mina the Count is gone from the country, she went to sleep," he wrote. "She didn't sleep so well in ages. When she woke up, we kissed. Like in the old days." Harker c
Colder FeetColder feetThis is the guy who bloody stole my boots. See how dead he is? Gripping my boots like that, white knuckles, a face like a fist clenched by fear, his last moment. So unpleasant, it must've been, stealing my boots - my boots that I take back now and pull on. Right. It ain't easy, doing that, with my cloven feet and all. A fearful sight, I tell you. Yeah, nobody steals the old goat's boots off his feet and lives. Nobody.
Personal Doomsday DevicePERSONAL DOOMSDAY DEVICE. What first appeared to be an upper set of prosthetic teeth (with one single, solid golden tooth: the maxillary second premolar) manufactured in the Soviet Union turned out to contain a minuscule contraption. This device was designed to destroy, upon the cessation of its wearer's brain waves, the whole world by triggering, through broadcasting an amplified and encrypted signal, the launch of a number of long range nuclear missiles from the arsenal of the nuclear superpower. Forensic odontology experts invited to examine the prosthesis using historical dental records provided by the Russian authorities opined that it belonged to no known leader of the communist era.The whereabouts of the lower (mandibular) set, presumably required for the activation and operation of the device, is unknown.
Night lights"No fire lasts forever" she said, the green of their summers withering in her eyes.He turned away."I want you to promise me you'll return," he said. "If only to repeat everything, mistakes and all.""Will you remember me?" she asked.He lowered the torch to her funeral pyre.