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Rap Once For Yes
I didn't think anything would really happen when Joey suggested we have a seance. I mean, who hasn't seen that kind of thing in the movies? It's all old ladies rapping on tables and weird lights in crystal balls.
So when Joey suggested we go to the local cemetery on Halloween and try to talk to the dead, I played along. I figured it was just an opportunity for the two of us to spook the others with our special abilities.
"I think it sounds fun," I said. "We can wear our costumes and bring candy and stuff. And if anyone else comes lurking in the cemetery, we'll scare the pants off of them."
What the rest of the group didn't know is that Joey and I didn't just study at R. Bradbury Middle School. We had classes after school and on the weekends. We were honest to goodness wizard's apprentices. My mom was a healer and a seer, so I was learning plenty about how to keep people in good working order and find things that are hidden. Joey also lived with his master, but it wasn't one of his pare
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Useless - a sci fi flash fiction
I watched the kid rummage around in the old scraps, chuckling a little as he
cursed at his skinned knuckles. I jerked my foot off the floor (not as easy as
it used to be) as a battery core rolled through the space where my toes had
just been.
"How do you find anything in here, Pops?" he said.
"I knew where it all was, more or less."
"Knew?"
"Well, you been movin' it around for 3 days, so there's no telling how long
it'll take me to learn the new lay of the land, now." The kid was too easy, and
I stifled a smile at the guilty look that came over him at the implied
difficulty for poor old Pops. "What are you looking for, anyway, Cal?"
"I need a superconducting cooling coil for this needle gun I'm repairing.
Barrel's overheating. That's why it keeps warping."
"Shit, kid, you're in the whole wrong pile. I got one over here." I creaked to
my feet and led Cal over to the shelf and boxes labeled 'KITCHEN'. "Microfridge
uses the exact same coil," I said.
We set to with a will, and before long
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Eric
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I first got interested in visual arts back in junior high school. Unfortunately, my art teacher was not too impressive, and I didn't get hooked as well as I could have. Soon I was more focused on music and computers.

So now here I am, 20 years later, trying to catch up. :)

I do my writing in Celtx at this time. I'm working on a novel, currently titled The Apprentice. It's an urban fantasy.

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My digital art is created primarily in GIMP and MyPaint. Both are open source projects that are available for Windows and Linux.

In the world of physical media, I'm a big fan of oil paint (M. Graham is my line of choice for now) and colored pencil.

ubuntu user by sergbel MyPaint Stamp by Dementedsnake :Gimp Is My Photoshop STAMP: by VenomousViper3o Traditional Art Stamp by darkartificer

Current Residence: Twin Cities, MN
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Operating System: Ubuntu Linux & Win7

If you favorite my work, thanks a lot and I'll be by to see yours as well. What I'd really love is a comment describing what you like about it!
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Parady Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Happy Birthday great sir! :ahoy: cheers!
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N-B-R-artwork Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday! c;
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Songwind Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Parady Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Happy Birthday Sir Songwind!
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Songwind Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Parady Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
:ahoy: cheers!
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N-B-R-artwork Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Songwind Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THanks!
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Dementedsnake Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Three things.

1) I'm sorry I missed another Alchemy Chaos thingy. Been... distracted. Is it still running or is it on hold?

2) You haven't been very active. No weekly submissions or new comics in my feed. I guess the baby is a handful?

3) I'm sorry about missing your birthday. I lose track of things easily. Happy belated b-day.
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Songwind Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1. No one has submitted anything. I guess it's done.

2. The baby has been very much a handful. Also my wife had kidney stones which took me out of the loop for comics. Then Andrew had work craziness so he wasn't writing scripts. I'm just about to start drawing for tomorrow.

3. No worries! But thank you very much nonetheless. I see you have one coming up, too. Happy Birthday, in case I am not online that day. :)
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