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    Mind if I get a head start on Tuesday? I need a minor plot complication for Holmes In Space featuring the secondary characters.

    Losing something in Hell is a blasted inconvenience. Here you are slogging through the streets of Hell, sharing your thinking with another person, teamed up with another pair similarly linked, and one of them, Evan, speaks up, "We've lost the Duffel Bag of Least Resistance."

    "You mean, you've lost it," said his mind-linked partner and former boss, Otis. "Director Parrish is certain to insist on one before he releases the Knower Credentials to you. Was it one of the scratchy ones or a genuine MacGuffin?"

    "MacGuffin" said Evan glumly, "A ruby red on toast brown, with long-lasting cherry-scent MacGuffin."

    "Ouch!" said Otis. "Do we have time to search for it, Mr Holmes?"

    "Search for the Duffel Bag of Least Resistance, or head for the stairs that may be our only chance to exit Hell, provided we reach the stairs before nightfall? Not much of a question, I should think," said Sherlock Holmes.

    Otis said, "It is Hell after all. Perhaps we must each experience our own Hell to get to the stairs. How about you, Mr Holmes? Have you been experiencing your own Hell down here?"

    "I have indeed. It is in the knowledge that all my thoughts and memories are accessible to a writer. And even though that writer is my good friend Dr John Watson, nevertheless knowing of that degree of access is a form of Hell."

    "And you, Dr Watson? Your Hell?"

    "It is discovering the inadequacy of words."

    best,

    john

    Strange that a harp of thousand strings should keep in tune so long

    by jabney on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:33:28 PM PST

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