However, the policies were firm.
Bus your own dishes led the list, followed by No superheroics on premises, and Cross World Café bans guns on these premises, with a clarifying note below: “That means conventional firearms, directed-beam weapons, projectile weapons of all descriptions. Also: cross-bows, edged weapons of any description. Cross World Café is a Nuclear Free Zone.” Someone had written in, “Don’t forget magic wands.” Recently they’d had a wave of magic-wielders, since the old phone booths in the back had been replaced with a Name Unification Transit System (NUTS) Portal.
That sounds like it’s part of a very action packed novel. Good work! I’d love to see what kind of work you’d produce on Picture it & write. If you have the time I’d appreciate it if you swung by, just to check it out.
The humorous details in this are fantastic. Well done!
You always dazzle me with your style. Great six!
You had me on the floor. Your words stood out like a bus pounding into a wall. Great excerpt!
Good clear instructions indeed! Great six!
I like my books with good characters and sufficient humour. NUTS indeed (how long did it take you to get that one?) Excellent snippet
Love the world building in this six – makes me think of Doctor Who! Great job 🙂
Love how you go from the mundane to the NUTS; that’s a terrific build of humor and specifics to give me a clear picture of your world.
NUTS portal. Love the details.
The NUTS Portal was born back in 2006, on a cross-country trip from Minneapolis to New York and Philadelphia. It’s a co-invention of me and my partner, He Without Whom. Somewhere around Cleveland we noticed a street name that also occurs in Riverside, New Jersey. Our wishful thinking (and travel-weary giddiness) produced this bit of magical technology. It didn’t find a place in a story until I was writing Annie Brown.
The resonance with Doctor Who is probably unconscious, but the goofy acronyms of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series definitely went into our creative cauldron by way of model. 🙂
Barmy and fantastic! 😀