THE DUCKS OF DOOM
A weekly serial by
Robert Arthur Smith
THE DUCKS OF DOOM was a 2002 Independent e-Books award finalist.
Robert Arthur Smith,
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CHAPTER 151:FANTASY SQUID
Philip Napoleon was puzzled.
Everything had seemed to be going so well; the aliens and their odd pet were nicely stashed inside the Napoleon box with Freddy Manichean heresy; the sensor meshes had been secured on their peculiar craniums, and all of the electronics were functioning.
Then someone had screamed, and someone else had uttered a loud report.
After that, the Napoleon box had gone as silent as the grave.
Philip put an ear to the box and listened carefully, but there wasn't a sound.
"How long have you hated noise?" he called.
When there was no answer, he yelled, "There's an extra charge for silence. It makes my job harder."
This produced a thump inside the box, then an angry voice.
"Get on with it, will you! We don't have all day."