Blood and MirrorsThe midday sun shined gently through the blinds meeting barely tangible lines of wafting cigar smoke expelled from the jutting mouth of one Mathew Renalds. The lines of the text from the local Vermont Vanguard's Sunday edition were all but illegible by the glare from behind, but the somewhat more bolded crossword puzzle, half-solved, was easier to make out.Blood and Mirrors by BARON229
Lazily hung in his chair, Mr. Renalds reached down over his crossed legs for the cup of warm milk beside a mug of coffee, and gently poured a bit in, his eyes not leaving the crossword. Suddenly there was a creak of the floorboards outside, the equivalent of a doorbell for the small office of Renalds Private Investigations, yet the aforementioned PI didn't flinch.
The door opened and a somewhat stout man in pinstriped collar shirt and tweed overcoat, with a red tie as an accent, who Mathew Renalds immediately recognized as his younger brother as he set down the paper and put out his cigar.
"Hey, Joey. What brings you to t
TRATI Ch. 11CHAPTER 11:TRATI Ch. 11 by BARON229
Battle had torn the landscape into a ragged heap of rocks and bodies. The fruits of war bore poison on the land, the sea, the air, and the nations that fought it. It seemed the planet itself was being sapped of life, and a dreary cloud smeared the sky. Few lone figures dotted the moor after battle, searching for survivors by prodding the lumps between the rocks with spears. The foe was stabbed hard; the friends harder still.
Over the battlefield, a place once known as the Valley of the Maze, overhung a mesa, where the strategists of one side, the one known as 'good', fought the ones known as 'evil.' One of these said strategists stood out from the crowded tents that huddled for warmth. He overlooked the battlefield with a harsh scowl from a face that had seen too much in its short time. As he watched from the tor, a word came to mind, which led to more words, ending in a poem.
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