Chapter 19 – Flushed

July 3, 2015 — 1 Comment

 

This is chapter 19 of my novel, Foreign. I publish a new chapter each Friday at noon. If you have missed any previous chapters, you check out the archives by clicking here. Subscribe to my blog and you’ll get each next chapter right in your inbox every Friday. Don’t forget to spread the word by liking the page post once you’ve finished it. Enjoy!

 

Foreign

 

    “Dude! I can’t believe you just punched through that wall! That was so sweet! How did you know you could do that?” Mark was blown away.

    Justin’s answer was short. “I figured the metal in our suits was better than the metal in the wall.”

    The utility room was pitch black with just a portion of the dim light from outside pouring in through the hole. What they couldn’t see, they certainly could smell. Their Tielsuits must have been equipped with an air filter because after a few breaths the smell instantly vanished.

    Justin swore. “I can’t see a thing in here.” Continue Reading…

 

This is chapter 18 of my novel, Foreign. I release a new chapter each Friday at noon. If you want to stay current, subscribe to my blog and you’ll get each new chapter sent right to your inbox. If you’ve missed a week, you can check out the archives by clicking here. Don’t forget to spread the word!

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    “I’m not sure how much more of this I can take,” Mark confessed to Justin as they sat in the small TMT. “I thought they were gonna catch us for sure back there.”

    “Yeah. I know what you mean. I’m super hungry and we’ve been running throughout the entire city.” Justin agreed.

    “I mean, just like twenty minutes ago we were crawling out of a flaming car, and now we’re using public transit like nothing happened at all. We’ve got to figure out how to find a way to Lower Tielmetra. We can’t stay out here forever,” Mark lamented. Continue Reading…

 

This is chapter 17 of my novel, Foreign. I publish a new chapter each Friday at noon. If you’ve missed any previous chapters, check out the archives by clicking here. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog (in the upper right corner) so you can get each chapter delivered right to your inbox! If you are enjoying what you’re reading, spread the word. Enjoy!

 

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“Sir?”

“Yes?”

“We, uh, we may have an issue.”

“There’s no need to hide anything from me, Zidaine. I can read it on your face.”

“Alright, sir. It’s the probability quotient. It’s registering at its lowest value since we’ve begun.”

“How low?”

“58.6 percent. Sir.”

“Intervene immediately.”

“Yes sir.”

– From the office of the Secadoma

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This is chapter 16 of my novel, Foreign. I release a new chapter each Friday at noon. To catch up on previous chapters, you can check out the archives by clicking here. Make sure to subscribe to my blog. That way you’ll get each new chapter in your inbox every week. And spread the word about Mark and Justin’s adventure!

 

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    The next few minutes somehow both flew by and felt like slow motion all at the same time. Justin and Mark weren’t harmed from the impact, but a flurry of alert lights and sounds were activated as the front end of the vehicle was smashed. Mark’s stomach lurched up into his chest as the vehicle started its dive.

    Instinct guided his behaviors. He unbuckled his seat restraint, reached forward, clenched the front passenger seat, and climbed into the front area. Just like any aircraft on earth, this vehicle had two sets of controls.

    Sitting in the copilot’s chair, he had a complete view out the front windshield. There was a thick stream of cars moving perpendicular to them. They were heading straight into it. If they didn’t hit another vehicle, they were maybe 1500 feet from the commercial loop platform. There were mere seconds to figure something out. Gripping the controls, he pulled the stick inward to break the drive. There was no response. Continue Reading…

 

This is chapter 15 on my novel, Foreign. I post a new chapter each Friday at noon. To catch up on previous chapters, you can check out the archives, by clicking here. Spread the word about the story and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to make sure you get each new chapter delivered right to your inbox. Enjoy!

 

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    Through the open doors of the Tielmetran Mass Transit, they could already hear loud music and commotion. A myriad of smells swirled through the door as they neared it. A familiar grease smell wafted through the vents in Mark’s suit and reminded him of some of his favorite hole-in-the-wall joints in Eugene.

    “Something smells amazingly fried,” Mark commented.

    “Yeah. You’re right.” Justin said. “It reminds me of Papa’s.”

    “Dude! It does! Man, what I’d give for some barbecue right now! Let’s hurry and find a place to change our look so we can eat soon.”

    Walking out of the routing station, past the first wave of eager venders, Mark started to think about his home again. Justin’s comment about Papa’s made him wonder if he’d ever be home to enjoy the comforts of his previous life. Would he ever see his family again? His friends? How long had they been missing? Was time passing the same here as it was back home or had it been years just in the journey to this place? Would Tammy have noticed that he was gone yet?

    Heidi! I can’t believe I forgot about her! I wonder if Justin knows. Should I tell him about what I saw? It might make him lose it. But I can’t keep it from him! Maybe he already knows? Continue Reading…