Totally Stoned

by Houndstooth illustrated by Iron Eater   “I know, I know, I’m trying to relax,” Bryce muttered, grinding the palm of their hand across their temple. “I wasn’t expecting… God, there are so many people here.” Truth be told, Aadyl wasn’t feeling completely confident either. Only a couple thin layers of velvet curtain separated them […]



by Houndstooth (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/355169.html) I’m not inclined to bury the lede, and this story isn’t going to make any sense without telling you about this, so I might as well get it out of the way first. About eighty years ago I served as the onboard AI of a C-class scientific research vessel, the U.E.R. […]


Action at a Distance

by Houndstooth illustrated by Distressed Egg (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/338021.html) Ári sits in a small, windowless room, staring at a picture of a fallen log in a forest meadow hanging on the wall in front of them. The lights in the room are dim. There’s a low table with a glass of water on their right. The […]