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    It was astonishing, how quickly taking tea in the right sort of hotel had gone from the most natural thing in the world to an exercise in deception more heart-poundingly daring than the games of spies and assassins she had played as a child. Haven't I seen you on Coven Street? You live above Mrs. Sharp's, don't you, love?

    Christopher and his cousin Caroline, both about to become parents, meet for tea and conversation.

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    17 Oct 2020

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    “We are, frankly, skeptical,” says Paget, twirling a stem of champagne in the air with her pointer finger, “that a talented enchantress such as yourself would abandon an engagement with the Chrestomanci in order to conduct an affair with a person of little magical talent, poor Germanic breeding, and questionable taste in fashion.”

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    14 Oct 2020

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    England under the White Witch by Theodora Goss

    Fandoms: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis

    This work isn't hosted on the Archive so this blurb might not be complete or accurate.

    01 Oct 2020

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    An alternate history England that has been conquered by the White Witch, though no other Narnia characters appear. A short but haunting view of what our world would be like under her reign.

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    01 Oct 2020

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    As soon as Aubrey Thyme, psychotherapist, had opened her office door and seen her new client, Anthony J. Crowley, sitting in her waiting area, she was observing and assessing him. At first glance, she paid attention to the following:

    --His clothing was expensive and stylish;
    --He wore very strange but noticeable cologne;
    --His relationship to the seat he occupied could only, very loosely, be described as “sitting;”
    --He looked angry;
    --He was wearing sunglasses.

    What Aubrey Thyme, a professional, thought, upon first seeing her new client was: you’re going to be a fun one, aren’t you?

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    01 Mar 2020

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    Dr. Liu,

    Got your final report yesterday on Project LV-426. I'm amazed. Great work all around. It's been forwarded to the Chair, our friends at the Pentagon, the Defense Appropriations Committee, and DARPA. The acid-resistant armor is something that should really catch their eye.

    We're expecting some big grant money from this.

    Burke

    Burke,

    Did you read even the executive summary of my report? There are some interesting biomaterials that we could work with, but I stressed, multiple times, that this creature is far too dangerous to even consider using in military research projects. It's aggressive, stupid, vicious, aggressive, impossible to train, and did I mention aggressive?

    . . .their limbs work on hydraulic principles and operate under pressure, which is why they splurt like a popped water balloon when they get hit in those Marine camera feeds we saw. A slight wound to a limb takes them right the hell out of commission, and now your troops have to deal with an insanely aggressive and stupid xenomorphic K-9 unit that oh by the way IS BLEEDING ACID.

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    28 Dec 2019