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Salvage #2

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Olmstead knocked with some authority on the hotel room door.

“Lieutenant Commander William J. Butler, former Captain of the USS S-19 that raided the coastal town of Innsmouth, Massachusetts in 1928?” asked Olmstead.

“Yes. And who might you be?” replied Butler.

With expert thrusts, Olmstead simultaneously entered Butler’s heart and throat with two ceremonial daggers, courtesy of the Esoteric Order of Dagon. Butler fell backwards into his room, dead and bleeding heavily.

“I am vengeance, Captain.” croaked Olmstead bitterly before wiping his sleek wet blades on the murdered man’s face. Closing the door, the assassin headed for the stairs.

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    Rodindeadpan about 5 years ago

    Thank you Horrorshow for that. Write more please.

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    Brandon Sutton about 5 years ago

    Very strange story, but quite entertaining as well. Great work!

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    Horrorshow about 5 years ago

    Thank you for the kind words, gentlemen! :-)

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    Drew Martyn about 5 years ago

    Great stuff, nicely brutal and also leaves you wondering who and what Olmstead is and was and where he came from (and goes to).

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    Horrorshow about 5 years ago

    Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, Drew. :-)

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    Horrorshow about 5 years ago

    Great to get your comments, Samantha; and thank you for the constructive feedback. I guess by using the word "some" in the first sentence, I was trying to convey that Olmstead was knocking on the door with *considerable* authority!

    The final part of the "Salvage" story will be forthcoming. :-)

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    op ruoho about 5 years ago

    I enjoyed it! Made me giggle but I'm weird that way... And a lil tipsy I suppose =)

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    Horrorshow about 5 years ago

    Having had a couple of drinks beforehand is probably a good state to be in to read my drabbles! Thanks for commenting, OPR. :-)

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    Jonathan Mills about 5 years ago

    Again, "croaked." Adds a nice sinister element. I think the first line seems odd because it's phrased in a rather formal, older style - but so was the original story, so makes more sense when you know that. Going to have to re-read the shadow over Innsmouth, forgotten a lot of the detail. I admire your attempt at a new spin on the story.

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    Horrorshow about 5 years ago

    Thanks for the kind words, Jonathan. I'm delighted that you've got something out of my "Salvage" stories. As I mentioned earlier in this conversation thread, a third and final instalment has been written and will be posted at a later date.

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