- chuckle So the "Power He Knows Not" is one very heavy and upset cousin? Tom's not going to appreciate an epitaph reading "What the heck was that?" or something similar, but more profane. You really need to do a sequel showing the reactions of Dumbles, the Ministry, et al. to Tom's demise and how it occurred.
At a first guess, I'd say Kipling's "The Ballad of Bo Da Thone" would be your inspiration for this one.
Author's responseCongratulations. This story has been up on various sites for roughly three years and no one has guessed I drew inspiration from "The Ballad of Bo Da Thone" until you.
Sorry it took so long to respond, but ficwad isn't the friendliest of sites. Some days it simply refuses to cooperate with me.
- Well, this reader happens to enjoy Kipling and that work of his has shown up in a variety of authors' works, in sf alone, authors as diverse as E. E. "Doc" Smith and John Ringo have featured it in there work. -smile- I was introduced to it some 40-odd years ago in the original paperback edition of one of the Lensman books.
(#) datbenik513 2010-05-17Not wanting to spoil the fun with whining about "but Tom had six more soul fragments so not even a nuke falling straight on his head couldn't possibly have killed him" lemme just say that I've had the laugh of the month.
This particular Kipling story I missed somehow; I WILL have to read it now, no excuse.
What a way to go, Tommy boy! I can imagine only one single better way of dying for you: strangled to death during sex by Millicent Bullstrode! Plot bunny, anyone???
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