Ten Years at the Bar
By Gareth D Jones
A Mare Inebrium story
Mare Inebrium universe created by Dan L. Hollifield
The scritch are a species who’s
ability to remain motionless would put a lichen to shame. Their
ability to blend in with the background would make a chameleon look
like an unbounded extrovert. Their interest in the social
interactions of other species would have been legendary had anyone
“Well.” Said Skape, the
older of the two scritch that had sat at the bar in the Mare Inebrium
for ten whole years. “That certainly was interesting.”
“Indeed.” Scroot agreed, the longest sentence he had uttered in a decade.
The two ambled slowly away from the bar, up the three stairs and out the door.
Trixie leaned over the bar and
stared in surprise, then shrugged her shoulders. She had seen
stranger things in the Mare Inebrium than a pair of bar stools walking
off by themselves.
© 2007 by Gareth D Jones
Gareth is from England and mostly writes science fiction, with
stories published by seven different magazines both on line and in
print. He is now in his last year of part-time study for a degree in
Environmental Science, a subject that, so far, has inspired none of his
stories. 'The Grey Void' is a sequel of sorts to The Gray Hole ('Gray' versus 'Grey' being an example of editorial interference).
Links to his published stories can be found at Gareth D Jones Science Fiction.
E-mail: Gareth D Jones
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