AN OLD JOKE
By Gareth Lyn Powell
A Mare Inebrium story
Mare Inebrium universe created by Dan L. Hollifield
The man was drunk when he came in. He ordered a
beer and pulled a stool up to the bar. He had a neural parasite stuck to his
head, its tentacles wedged deep into his brain.
'Ugh,' said Trixie, the barmaid. 'Where'd you pick that up?'
The parasite looked down.
'The bar next door,' it said.
Bio: The modest and prolific Mr. Powell says only that 'Aphelion
kindly included one of my short stories AND one of my poems in their
'Best of 2004' selections. My blog (http://www.garethlynpowell.blogspot.com) contains full details of my other publications.'
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