Date: 30 Sep 2009 20:44 Title: No Glory
I liked the pacing of this, the way it went back and forth and how the pieces slowly fell into place. I knew there was trouble when the antenna was found and bigger trouble when the detective spun a dial on the side of what looked like a cell phone. At least there was nothing left behind afterward to alter the time line TOO tremendously much.
Author's Response: Thank you, I had a heck of a time getting it done but when I saw the theme I couldn't NOT enter. I love time travel. Oddly-I had no ending when I started. I just trusted that something would come to me. Shand and Torres usually bring something out, even if it isn't what I had in mind, so I just let them go and do their thing.
Date: 30 Sep 2009 17:24 Title: No Glory
First of, really impressed by the way you made the story fit both the TrekBBS mystery challenge and the temporal mechanics challenge. Very inventive and providing a lot of fun. Once Reilly picked up the blue sucker looking thing, I figured things wouldn't end up too good - especially for Shand! I wonder does this explain all those mysterious self-combustion cases?
Of course, when Joe Torres and Shand are involved the story tends to be a rocker, lots of fun and lots of trouble. Some people are just magnets for this kind of thing. Some actively go looking for it. But this was a real fun read and a literal blast at the end. Good stuff Mistral.
Author's Response: Not as funny as they usually are but I'm glad you liked it. Underlying it all is a bit of darkness-they went on an assassination mission, basically. I'll be playing to their darker natures in future tales-but I'll still try to keep you laughing. Promise.