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This is chapter 26 of my novel, Foreign. I’m finally in uncharted territory! For the last 26 weeks, everything I’ve published was already written in some form. From here on out, all of it is brand new. It’s a surreal feeling. The events described in this week’s chapter have been ten years in the making. It feels great to finally press forward and write scenes that have been in my mind for almost a decade. So keep reading, keep the feedback coming, and spread the word. As always, I post these new chapters on Friday. However, I don’t think noon is going to be a realistic goal in the future. Also, if you need to catch up on previous chapters, click here. Enjoy!





    “It’s time to leave for your journey; I’m going to miss you,” Deena’s sorrowful voice woke Mark from his sleep. Opening his eyes, he saw that she was sitting at the foot of his bed. She rested her hand on his leg, and added, “You should take one more shower while you’re here. I’m more than willing to help you get ready.”

    Still half asleep, he was sufficiently awake to feel creeped out by her continual advances. “No thanks. I think I can clean myself.”

    “You don’t have to stay here,” Mark eventually added, hoping she’d give him some privacy.

    “I don’t mind.”


    The shower didn’t help him wake up. He wasn’t sure if it was the only six hours of sleep he had been getting, the fact that he was probably going to die in his second escape attempt through sewage, or the fact that it always looked like night in the Pit, but he felt miserable. Continue Reading…

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!




    “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…