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March 17, 2009

Stacy: Cutting Ties

I reached under my arm and tripped the override switch – the one the Company didn’t know I had – and shunted the riders into my backup net. The sensory deprivation might kill them but I didn’t care. This was the last straw, the final indignity. I was done.

I instructed the female to leave. She did so without comment, drugged for sure.

I knelt beside the bed, knife still in hand. The Company would have alarmed by now, a retrieval team would be en route. I was a dead Jack unless... I stabbed the knife deep into the wall power port.

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I would just like to state for the record that I had the idea for the Jacks well before hearing anything about the Whedon monstrosity "Dollhouse."

Posted by: Stacy at March 17, 2009 10:07 AM · Permalink

Ah, but did you have the idea for the Jacks before "The Graveyard Book"? ;)

Posted by: R.A. Porter at March 17, 2009 12:46 PM · Permalink

Wrote the first Jack story on a piece of notepaper last christmas, while on the road home. So, yes.

Posted by: Stacy at March 17, 2009 12:59 PM · Permalink

Check before you post!