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439. PRESS RELEASE:Looking Glass Portal

Looking Glass Portal
Looking Glass Portal
http://www.swimmingkangaroo.com/portal.html

Garrett is either in a coma, lost in crazy dreams or just plain crazy, locked in a padded cell living a delusion. Pig-like men don’t come out of thin air with a weapon that punches holes through flesh and bone.There is no such thing as a Thornn research vessel or giant bumble bees called yantz that produce an organic substance to replace missing flesh and bone, and there sure as hell isn’t really a Pegasus. Aliens of all shapes, sizes and colors don’t gang up on you and try to kill you. But damn if it didn’t all seem real as real as the constant pain he had lived with for twelve years. Did it even matter? Real or insane delusion, Garrett knew he was in a fight for his life.

Excerpt:
The horse played at the rolled-up sleeve of Garrett’s faded denim work shirt with his upper lip. The attention drew Garrett away from his pensive thoughts and brought a full smile to his lips. “You’re damn near worthless,” he told Boss with an affectionate slap on the neck. “And quit slobbering on my shirt.”

Boss sucked in air, swelled his chest, and Garrett stood quickly to avoid what he knew was coming. A neighing followed, complete with a spray of saliva while Boss swung his head up and down in acknowledgement of the conversation. The horse understood the sudden need to stand still and steady when Garrett grabbed for the saddle horn to keep from falling. The quick movement had caused an onslaught of intense pain through Garrett’s back and down his legs, taking his breath away. He hung there waiting for normal breathing to return and the pain to lessen.

“It’s getting bad,” he gasped when the horse turned his head to nuzzle at his shoulder. His jaw clinched while he pulled up and got his legs back under him. He was covered in sweat as he put his full weight back on his legs. The pain told him his legs weren’t at the stage of giving out completely, not if he lessened the strain, and he eased down to the rock. With his breathing almost back to normal, he talked with a sardonic half-smile.

“What am I going to do with you, huh? You’re too old to make a decent cowpony.” He gave a short, bitter laugh. “No one wants a cripple in a wheel chair and a broken down old horse. Think there’s going to be a miracle come along and save us?” Boss snorted and shook his head. Garrett laughed again. “Me neither. So what do you think? I can just turn you loose out here and bang.” He imitated pulling the trigger
with his finger pointed at his temple. “No more problems.” Boss tossed and shook his head, making Garrett smile crookedly at him.

“Okay, I’m not quite ready to give it up, but I don’t know why.” He stood and grimaced, caught and held his breath briefly. “There isn’t anything around the corner up here I haven’t already seen, and I’m not going anywhere else.”
He looked for the cigarette he had dropped and crushed it out with the high heel of his riding boot. Just as his hand closed on the nearest rein, Boss threw his head and backed, yanking Garrett off his feet. The smell hit Garrett as he landed on his knees. It wasn’t like anything he had ever smelled before, and as a working cowboy he had smelled some of the worst. The odor was like something between a skunk and a rotted carcass. The stench drove Boss wild, and made Garrett sick. He held his breath and crawled in a desperate attempt for the reins.

“No, Boss,” he cried out.
The fence with its flesh tearing barbs was behind them, and Boss was too panicked to see it as he whirled and lunged. Garrett got one foot under him only to go down when something hit him in the back. He saw Boss hit the wire as he fell. He saw the wire snap and whip as the ground rushed up to slam him in the face. He heard Boss’s screams of pain and terror. His own terror began.

More on Looking Glass Portal at my site: http://www.larriane.com
There’s a contest for a choice of Looking Glass Portal or The Knowing as well. Hope you stop by.

Larriane Wills a.k.a. Larion Wills
Author of romance, sci-fi and fantasy

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