38 min

Escape Pod 767: Shadowboxer (Flashback Friday‪)‬ Escape Pod

    • Science Fiction

Shadowboxer (Excerpt)

By Paul Di Filippo



Generally speaking, I need only three minutes of concentrated attention to kill someone by staring at them. If I’m feeling under the weather, or my mind is preoccupied with other matters–you know how your mind can obsess about trivial things sometimes–it might take five minutes for my power to have its effect. On the other hand, if I focus intensely on my victim I can get the job done in as little as ninety seconds.



…Now the nation is at war. Or so we’re told. I guess that changes everything. A person like me becomes much more important.

Shadowboxer (Excerpt)

By Paul Di Filippo



Generally speaking, I need only three minutes of concentrated attention to kill someone by staring at them. If I’m feeling under the weather, or my mind is preoccupied with other matters–you know how your mind can obsess about trivial things sometimes–it might take five minutes for my power to have its effect. On the other hand, if I focus intensely on my victim I can get the job done in as little as ninety seconds.



…Now the nation is at war. Or so we’re told. I guess that changes everything. A person like me becomes much more important.

38 min

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