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A lightbulb goes on
October 15 2003 at 1:26 PM
Harbinger of Death 

Harbinger strode to the library, deep in thought. As he passed through a sidewalk intersection, someone leapt into his path.

“Take heed, for the time is near!” declared the wild-eyed fellow holding up a black book.

Harbinger blinked. “Excuse me?”

“The time is near!” The man waved his arms. “Judgment Day is upon us! We are swallowed up in sin and must repent! Save your soul!” He thumped the book for emphasis.

“Swallowed up in sin?” Harbinger mused.

“Swallowed up! Repent, for the time is near!” Thump, thump.

“Thank you, my friend, you have been most helpful.” Harbinger patted the fellow on the head and swiftly departed for his mansion. He had an idea. This would be good. Ah, yes, a plan was beginning to hatch.

The man stood confused. Nobody ever thanked him. They ignored him or laughed at him or pushed him aside. “I have harvested a soul!” he said joyfully, to no one in particular.

A low, deep chuckle resounded all about him. “I think not,” said an amused voice from nowhere. “That’s my job.”

He gulped and decided he’d been working too hard, and perhaps he needed to go on sabbatical. Yes, a nice, long sabbatical was what he needed.
 
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  1. Lightbulb - FMN on Oct 15, 3:08 PM
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  3. The book-thumper that accosted you... - Fang on Oct 15, 4:13 PM
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  5. Should we be afraid? - Kat on Oct 15, 8:20 PM
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  7. I'm ready - QF on Oct 15, 9:09 PM
    1. Shove over Cousin - Maigrey on Oct 16, 12:48 PM
      1. there's room on my lap ;) - Quietfire on Oct 16, 3:09 PM
        1. Quite right - Maigrey on Oct 16, 6:20 PM
          1. why is it - Quietfire on Oct 16, 11:15 PM
            1. Why? - Keleos on Oct 16, 11:40 PM
              1. you know - QF on Oct 17, 12:16 AM
                1. Yeah and - Manto on Oct 17, 8:12 AM
                  1. LOL! - Circe on Oct 17, 10:05 AM
                  2. We've got the biggest - QF on Oct 17, 11:50 AM
                2. What am I doing up? - Keleos on Oct 17, 12:07 PM
                  1. but it's daytime now - QF on Oct 17, 12:20 PM
                  2. I just asked ... - Circe on Oct 17, 12:22 PM
     
  8. Oh Good - Red Storm on Oct 16, 4:16 AM
    1. Nice dolly, Stormie - Keleos on Oct 16, 1:48 PM
      1. Thank you - Red Storm on Oct 17, 8:42 AM
     
  9. Oh wonderful! - Sairah on Oct 16, 5:14 AM
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  11. Strike One - Harbinger of Death on Oct 16, 7:00 AM
    1. thank goodness - Cathbad on Oct 16, 7:26 AM
      1. a good way to go - Quietfire on Oct 16, 11:22 PM
      2. But.... - Twice Killed Kat on Oct 17, 9:21 PM
      3. [WG] - DT on Oct 19, 10:15 PM
    2. What a way to go! - Sairah on Oct 16, 7:57 AM
    3. Ut oh - Manto on Oct 16, 9:11 AM
      1. Oh Manto dear - Quietfire on Oct 16, 11:27 PM
        1. Why QF - Manto on Oct 16, 11:30 PM
          1. Well, of COURSE I still care - Quietfire on Oct 17, 12:27 AM
    4. Great theme, HoD - Bt on Oct 16, 9:17 AM
    5. Lovely... - Maigrey on Oct 16, 9:43 AM
      1. You???? - Quietfire on Oct 17, 12:31 AM
    6. Nice. - Circe on Oct 16, 9:56 AM
      1. I'm with you - Aphrael on Oct 16, 12:09 PM
      2. I might have... - KhanMan on Oct 21, 9:58 PM
    7. grumble - Ladybug on Oct 16, 11:19 AM
    8. Excellent! - Keleos on Oct 16, 1:05 PM
      1. One things for sure. - Circe's Shade on Oct 17, 10:07 PM
    9. OMG! - Eeyoraus on Oct 16, 2:11 PM
      1. Oh E! - Sairah on Oct 17, 4:29 AM
        1. or maybe - Eeyoraus on Oct 17, 12:51 PM
          1. Oooo - Sairah's Spirit on Oct 18, 4:04 AM
    10. Excellent! - FMB on Oct 16, 2:27 PM
      1. FMB?? - Keleos on Oct 16, 11:35 PM
        1. Yeah, & *look at the new me* - Quietfire on Oct 17, 12:19 AM
          1. Glad you like it. - FMN on Oct 20, 7:25 AM
        2. Good thing... - FMN on Oct 20, 7:23 AM
    11. My my my - CJ on Oct 16, 6:14 PM
    12. Well, that was fast. - Kat on Oct 16, 6:25 PM
    13. Is it OK... - Aquillea on Oct 16, 10:17 PM
    14. Good one! - Quietfire on Oct 16, 11:18 PM
    15. Cool Beans! - Calico on Oct 17, 4:22 AM
    16. Ahhh.... - Shiva on Oct 17, 6:09 AM
    17. vices are a dime a dozen round here... - Incorporeal Castalia on Oct 17, 4:11 PM
    18. The Seven Deadly Sins - DT on Oct 19, 10:27 PM
    19. I suppose - Antares on Oct 20, 6:22 AM
    20. NICE! - KhanMan on Oct 21, 9:57 PM
     
  12. Question for Harby. - Circe on Oct 17, 11:17 AM
    1. No - Harbinger of Death on Oct 18, 8:47 AM
     
  13. Hey, Harby - DT on Oct 19, 9:36 PM
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