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1st To Die notes; Chapters 31 to 36

cover for 1st To Die

Chapter 31

Knew this would be a fun chapter.
Poor Chris Raleigh ends up getting caught in the middle, but even though he was brought in for damage control, Lindsay manages to assert her authority and convey her dislike of Cindy’s previous conduct. The newspaper article that had Chris assigned to her in the first place.

“Who’s your friend?” Raleigh asked.
“Cindy Thomas,” she announced, extending her hand. “And you?”
“Cindy’s with the Chronicle,” I alerted him.
Raleigh did a startled double take, left in midshake like a fired worker holding the hand of his replacement.

That’s a great reaction from Chris.
I think he should be reasonably impressed, but Lindsay’s offer of an “arrangement” with the reporter may have him more than a tad worried. Even I did a double take and had to re-read that bit, fun though ’cause it keeps me interested too. Continue reading


The Gates notes; chapters 28 to 33 and my closing thoughts

The Gates

Chapter 28; In Which Nurd Makes a New Friend and Meets Some Old Acquaintances
Nurd is starting to realise the massive predicament his is in and he has the common sense to be more than a little afraid and quite concerned that he may end up being target practise.

only one being was inclined to go around summoning brigands and murderers from the grave, which suggested to Nurd that a personal appearance by the Great Malevolence was imminent.

As he quite rightly points out, being immortal means you can be punished & made to suffer for a heck of a long time! ’tis enough to give Nurd pause for thought and re-think his own plans to take over the Earth. After all, it does not bode well for a persons physical or mental well-being to start a fight doomed to failure. Best to just circumvent the issue if at all possible.

His plan, if you could call it that, was to find the portal and sneak back through it to Hell…

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