Trismegistus Shandy

Nat and the Telepath (part 2 of 2)

(c) 2008 by Trismegistus Shandy

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Nashville, Memphis, St. Louis, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Montreal... They rarely spent more than two days in one place. Every few days they would find a poker game or sell their last vehicle for more than it was worth and buy a new one. In St. Louis, they cleaned up at a riverfront casino; in Cleveland, Timothy had Nat use her power to make Mary and Carla into men, so they could come with him to join a men's poker game. None of them won suspiciously much by themselves, and they had all come in separately and pretended they didn't know each other. Timothy was getting more confident with his powers, and gave Sarah and Nat, waiting in the van parked two blocks away, full sensory linkage to the players. Janice could listen in on her own, but preferred to listen to the radio.

Nat and the Telepath (part 1 of 2)

(c) 2008 by Trismegistus Shandy

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
I.e., feel free to repost or mirror it unmodified on any noncommercial website or mailing list.


Every six months or so, depending on how his budget is looking, Nat Holcomb places a personal ad in anywhere from a dozen to three dozen newspapers, mostly in the southeastern U.S. plus a few larger ones elsewhere. His paycheck from the Georgia State Patrol Auxiliary, which is usually just enough to cover textbooks and gasoline, included a large hazardous duty bonus this week, so he goes all out, sending the ad to every paper he's ever placed the ad in and a few more.

Unpresentable Heroes (part 3 of 3)

(c) 2007 Trismegistus Shandy

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. I.e., feel free to repost or mirror it unmodified on any noncommercial website or mailing list.

This story was first posted to the tg_fiction mailing list in mid-2007, then to Shifti.org.  It's the first of at least five stories about Nat Holcomb; I'm serializing the fourth on the tg_fiction list at the moment, the first draft of the fifth is finished and awaiting revision, and I have some ideas about a sixth story I haven't really started yet.

Unpresentable Heroes (part 2 of 3)

(c) 2007 Trismegistus Shandy

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. I.e., feel free to repost or mirror it unmodified on any noncommercial website or mailing list.

This story was first posted to the tg_fiction mailing list in mid-2007, then to Shifti.org.  It's the first of at least five stories about Nat Holcomb; I'm serializing the fourth on the tg_fiction list at the moment, the first draft of the fifth is finished and awaiting revision, and I have some ideas about a sixth story I haven't really started yet.

Unpresentable Heroes (part 1 of 3)

(c) 2007 Trismegistus Shandy.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. I.e., feel free to repost or mirror it unmodified on any noncommercial site or list.

It was first posted to the tg_fiction  mailing list in mid-2007, then to Shifti.org.  It's the first of at least five stories about Nat Holcomb; I'm serializing the fourth on the tg_fiction list at the moment, the first draft of the fifth is finished and awaiting revision, and I have some ideas about a sixth story I haven't really started yet.