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From the author: My characters Jane Smith and Donna Quick were introduced in the short story, GLORIOUS MADNESS. They have unlimited potential as buddy adventurers and continuing the Don Quixote pastiche through all the chapters.
Donna Quick screeched to a halt. Rosinante's used metal frame shuddered as she leapt from the motorcycle. She pulled her sword even as I halted my own rice-burner behind her lankier bike.
I dug into my saddlebags for an orange. I'd studded the fruit with cloves garnered from Madame Quesada's pantry and put a strong curse on the orange to detonate when thrown at enemies. I crouched by my bike and stared around.
Donna screamed out and charged at a stand of trees across the road. I raised the...