The Winning HorseThe Winning HorseMayor Tang reclined in his chair at the head of the dining table. He had gathered the city's main officials in the dining room of the Mayor's mansion for a special meeting."Ladies and gentlemen, welcome," he greeted, "Now, let's not beat around the bush - time is money."A few men nodded in agreement."First of all, I'd like you all to welcome a few new faces," began Mayor Tang, "I am honoured to introduce Mr. Robert Pataki, our new Director if the Department of Commerce..."Big Bob Pataki nodded, mumbling gruffly."...C. Montgomery Burns, our new Treasurer..."Mr. Burns said nothing. An oily grin expressed everything."...and our new press secretary, Mr. Kent Brockman."Brockman nodded."Now," said Mayor Tang, "We are having support issues. Several high value assets have joined Wayne's little guerrilla group or gone into hiding. We need to secure what's left.""So we threaten 'em," nodded Pataki, shrugging, "Force 'em to side with us.""Hearts and minds, Mr.
The Wretched of the EarthThe Wretched of the EarthOnce upon a time, the public square outside the Old Jail was a neglected, forgotten strip of land.CRACK!"Bring up the next one!"Now, it returned to its original purpose - public executions.Sandy watched from the crowd as Finbarr Calamitous was dragged to the pole by two soldiers. He was tied up, and the firing squad began to reload.The commander of the firing squad walked up to the professor, holding a blindfold. Calamitous shook his head."Let it be known!" somebody was shouting through a megaphone, "That treachery to humanity will no longer be tolerated!""Make ready!" bellowed the commander, and the rifles clicked."Present!"Sandy closed her eyes and turned away."Fire!"CRACK!Sandy walked slowly along the second floor corridor, finding the room she had been looking for. She turned her key and went inside.Room 214 was empty. After Spongebob had died, Timmy had moved to another room - there were too many ghosts in this one, so to