Chapter 8: I Don’t Want To Shoot You

I learned to shoot a gun from the ground up. Cam wasn’t always alone in teaching me this; there were other instructors. One of them was a burly Sergeant named Jesse. He was a man in his 40’s with a receding hairline and a perpetual frown. I respected him, because he was the one whoContinue reading “Chapter 8: I Don’t Want To Shoot You”

Chapter 6: The Deep End

          In a larger room on Level 11, Cam double-tapped a wide pane of glass.           This was the gym; one of the walls was mirrored and this time there were a few other DYNTEC employees around. Most of them were preoccupied with their own workout routine, doing push-ups, pull-ups, or lifting weights with variousContinue reading “Chapter 6: The Deep End”

Chapter Five: Jerked Down the Path of Least Resistance

          I was an only child. My parents’ Profiles and genome were clean enough to have a second, but like most people, they were dependent on the sizeable financial stipend issued for not doing so. They both worked, of course. They spent their lives devoted to the Settlement, and wished the same for me. Therefore,Continue reading “Chapter Five: Jerked Down the Path of Least Resistance”

Chapter Two: Jumping off the Job Ladder

“Alex.” The Administrator met my eyes, and I flinched. She was a gray woman, not just of hair, but of countenance. Her entire appearance, from the starched legs of her pantsuit to her straight shoulders to her bloodless lips, was like marble; but her eyes were only nearly gray. They were the icy, bleached blueContinue reading “Chapter Two: Jumping off the Job Ladder”

Chapter 1: The Tree

          I saw a tree, once.           I was ten years old. We lived on the first floor of a tenement building—my mother, my father, and I. I could see it from my bedroom, which had a window into an alleyway. A little helicoptering seed had blown over the walls and into a dirt-filled crackContinue reading “Chapter 1: The Tree”

New Book: The Kingdom of Heaven

Hello blog followers! I’m pleased to announce my newest project, a book that I wrote over the last year titled “The Kingdom of Heaven”. It’s a book based on dystopian concepts that I’ve had in mind for years, but with a new tonal shift. Years ago I imagined a world where all of humanity hadContinue reading “New Book: The Kingdom of Heaven”