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                (october 2006)

Dead Forever

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"dead forever"
by dr. philip edward kaldon
"Dead Forever" at Ralan's Web Spectravaganza
2nd Prize 2006 Grabber Contest
Illustration by Teresa Tunaley
Crap.  Why do I always have to be the one to die?

It wasn't really true, of course.  All of them died from time 
to time, sometimes easy and sometimes not.  But it did seem 
that Carmody "C-Mod" Wong got most of the worst deaths.  This 
one seemed particularly galling.  

Although Surveyor Wong had died twenty-seven times on twenty-seven 
missions, the aliens on XBR-50 wanted more than that this time.  They
wanted him dead for real.  Dead forever.  And they weren't taking "no"
for an answer.

Selected in September 2006 (2nd Prize - 2006 Grabber Contest)
Published October 2006

You can read the story here: http://www.ralan.com/spectrav/2-win-06.html

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