The Forgotten: Page 44

Meanwhile, over in the barn


  1. nate, August 5, 2009:

    #1: In The Barn. That was the title of an old short story by Piers Anthony. Science Fiction about an alternate Earth where women are kept as cattle for breeding and milking. The protagonist visits this place and finds a woman who looks familiar and is ready to breed….

    #2) The link on this posting goes to the chapter index instead of the chapter.

    #3) Of course I’ve already read this chapter before this posting. I was just waiting to comment. I love it. This is a cliffhanger worthy of a Friday. You’ll be hard pressed to top this with the next chapter, which is on a Friday.

    #4) I’m still getting flashbacks from December Nights II…

    #5) Re-reading Wraith. Yeah, I had downloaded it to a file before you were asked to take it down.

  2. DarkIcon, August 5, 2009:

    I fixed the link.

    I don’t actually try to have a big cliffhanger on Fridays. I’ve considered it, and I think it’s a great idea, but I haven’t put any conscious effort into doing it. If it has seemed that way thus far, its either just luck or I’m doing it unconsciously.

    The only Anthony I’ve read is most of the Xanth series and all (I think) of the Blue Adept series. And the first book of Incarnations, which I didn’t like for some reason or other. All of this was when I was in high school. Ahh, nostalgia…

  3. nate, August 5, 2009:

    I read most of the Xanth as it was coming out, but haven’t kept up with the past half-dozen or so of them. I had also read the entire Incarnations and the first three Adept stories, Hasan, Tarot, Firefly, and a few others. As you can gues, I liked him. Now I pretty much just read his newsletter.

    The story I referred to was in a collection of his short stories titled Anthonology. There were a couple of good ones in there. One of which was a horror/torture story that would be worth finding if you can. I can’t remember the title of it, but a man is tortured by varying methods starting with each finger on one hand, then proceeding to that entire side of the body. Once the entire side was “processed”, he chose to have the other side done. In the end he submitted his woman to the same process. You’d have to read it to understand why.

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