Sunday, June 03, 2007

The Fall Of Mordred

June 3rd, 2007

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The Announcement

in 1891, 'Sockless' Simpson rallies his Kansan volunteers at Abilene. “We still outnumber them,” he tells the huge throng. “We still have right on our side. They surprised us at Topeka, but we will be careful from now on. They brought in allies from our neighboring states; they will be surprised to learn that we, too, have allies in those states, whom we are sending word to right now. This war, my friends, is far from over.” The assembled multitudes cheered loudly, mollified that they were only experiencing a temporary setback.

in 1999, Queen Gwen reads the message from Dr. Archibald Mordred that Sir Lance du Lac forwarded her, and growls at an assistant to have the doctor brought to her chambers. Once he is there, though, she puts on her sweetest face for him. “My good doctor,” she says, “I wanted to thank you for your discretion about the king's condition – and mine, too, of course. I was possibly feeling the hormonal shift a little too much when I snapped at you.” The doctor is put off-balance by the gentleness of her disposition, and relaxes slightly. “Of course, Your Majesty. I should think nothing of it.” Queen Gwen demurs, saying, “No, no, I must apologize for my rudeness to you. Forgive me?” He bows and says, “Certainly, My Queen.” She smiles at him as he straightens up, and extends a hand out to him, which he takes. He feels a small sharp pain in his finger, then looks at her in horror as he feels his own heart stopping. “I'm sorry, doctor, but I can't have you interfering with my plans at this late stage of the game.” She waits several moments until the doctor is good and still, then cries out in desperation for her people to summon medical help. Doctor Mordred is already beyond their help by the time they arrive.

In 1955, American Mandate Commander Dwight David Eisenhower stood on the deck of the battleship Missouri. "Will the Nationalists move more men across, General?" The young marine second lieutenant commanding the obserVation post shifted nervously "No need to. Ho Chi Minh already has an army behind us. Besides, we have the US Special Envoy's yacht to help."

~ variant from Steve Payne: extensive use of original content has been made to celebrate the author's genius.

In 31942, the author Robert Heinlein became possessed of an overpowering desire to know more about the High One who had built the Time Gate in the High Palace of Norkaal. No picture of the builder remained, no trace of writing, nothing of the being's works save the High Palace of Norkaal and the Gate. This absence created a sense of irreparable loss in the hearts of the descendants of humanity, the Forsaken Ones. Heinlein hunted back through time, seeking the Builder - it was slow work until he caught sight of a passing shadow through a tedious process of retracing-and failure. He set the controls back far enough to be sure that he had re-passed it, armed himself with food and drink and waited. He waited three weeks.

~ variant from Steve Payne: extensive use of original content has been made to celebrate the author's genius.

In 1760, at Manna-hata (Manhattan) the two European stowaways draw into the shadows of the Chinese Junk. They are very afraid of the fierce-looking Lenape chief Koquethagechton (“White Eyes”). They are mortally afraid of discovery, yes – but the real source of their fear is greater. They are fugitives from death itself.

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

In 2012, at Camp David, the second Mrs George Walker Bush was quite frankly teed off. It was four years since a nuclear exchange with the Axis of Evil countries had extirpated life above ground. George had missed the jogging more than anything. Although on balance it had to be said that his second marriage to Condoleeza .. Condoleeza Rice
Condoleeza Rice
.. Rice marked an improvement in his personal happiness. He had after all stopped drinking. Again. As his third term drew to a close, was it not time for W to pass the baton to Condi? If she was not to become the first African American President of the United States, who would?

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

MC Millennia Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

In 2008, nobody turned up for work on the Phase 2 building works. A whole construction day down the tubes, surely that would sting someone's pocket at the end of the development? Perhaps, he wondered, they were waiting for delivery of materials. Maybe the construction company swapped the construction workers over to another .. Phase 2
Phase 2
.. site for the day. Seemed unlikely though. The whole business was starting to trouble his mind. Somehow, things at Phase 2 were not quite what they seemed.

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

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