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The Dance in the Deeps
A Clockwork Armada
"You're in America now," I said. "Our idea of diplomacy is showing up with a gun in one hand and a sandwich in the other and asking which you'd prefer."
--Harry Dresden [Turn Coat, by Jim Butcher]
There are only 10 kinds of people in the world: Those who know binary, and those who don't.
By C.W.Holeman III
© February 28, 2010
As I approached Jim from behind, I could hardly believe what I was about to do. I'd known him hardly a month, yet here I was; about to push him off a cliff. He'd been asking for it, begging really. He deserved it.
I steadied myself with a long breath. This was madness. Could I really do it? I didn't have a choice now. Setting aside all doubts, I took one last step, and surged forward, propelling him off the sheer cliffs of Zanzibar.
* * *
Jim fell for a second. Two seconds. Then his glider's wings snapped out and he was away, soaring into the sunrise.