Thog's Masterclass

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Thog's Masterclass. Distributed Middle Dept. 'Jackson could see one of the enemy soldier's [sic] midsection splatter red against the brick behind him and then fall forward dead.' (Travis S. Taylor, One Day on Mars, 2007) [MB]

Dept of Self-Reference. 'The boys at the college were delightedly scared and did their very best to heighten their fear with fantasised stories of the more macabre genre.' (James Herbert, The Survivor, 1976.) [KN]

Escapology Dept. 'I felt my eyebrows crawling up my forehead.' (Timothy Zahn, Night Train to Rigel, 2005) [GS]

Simile Dept. '... he searched the desk. His hairy hands fluttered methodically through the contents of its drawers with spasmodic rushes, like a couple of apoplectic tarantulas ...' (Robert Wells, Right-Handed Wilderness, 1973) 'It revealed Selinda as painfully young. Her nipples were still pink like goldfish snouts ...' (Ibid) [BA]

Dept of Neat Tricks. 'I shift forwards, stretch out my legs and lean back so that only the base and the top of my shoulders make contact with the chair.' (Clare Dudman, One Day the Ice Will Reveal All Its Dead aka Wegener's Jigsaw, 2003) [PB]

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