INSIDERS – CHAPTERS 29 and 30; Gripping #vaccine/virus #sci-fi adventure #novel in serial form

CHAPTER 29 : Lies, Damned Lies “Exactly how did you do that?” asked Kane. “Do what?” “You told the orderly you had cramp. You appeared to be in pain.” Rother could feel another new sensation, akin to the sound of a swarm of bluebottle flies circling over a lump of decaying meat, emanating from his … Read more

INSIDERS – CHAPTERS 27 and 28; Gripping #vaccine/virus #sci-fi adventure #novel in serial form

CHAPTER 27 : Just Maybe Mercy Yoo pulled her E-Class back out onto Marina Boulevard and crossed over onto Girard Road. “I think,” she said to Coral, “that it’s time to start maxxing out my cards.” They had sat for a few anxious minutes in the Wave Organ parking lot and, between them, had roughed … Read more

INSIDERS – CHAPTERS 25 and 26; Gripping #vaccine/virus #sci-fi adventure #novel in serial form

CHAPTER 25 : Crimson Scorcher Kane dropped a classic $64,000 question into their conversation so casually that Rother barely registered that it was a non-sequitur. They had been brainstorming ideas about how to escape, and coming up with nothing much, when Kane asked, “So, that scar under your left eye. How did you get that?” … Read more

INSIDERS – CHAPTERS 23 and 24; Gripping #vaccine/virus #sci-fi adventure #novel in serial form

CHAPTER 23 : That’s My Girls It had not taken long for Lucifer, employing all of the illegal resources available to The Belonging, to locate a registration number for Mercy Woo’s E-Class. From there it was a simple matter to determine the vehicle’s location. “She’s just left the Grace Volunteer Refuge off Union Square, travelling … Read more

INSIDERS – CHAPTERS 21 and 22; Gripping #vaccine/virus #sci-fi adventure #novel in serial form

CHAPTER 21 : Ghazal “The angels?” asked Mercy. Coral nodded. “They’ll be coming.” “What angels?” Coral looked into Mercy’s eyes as if she couldn’t believe the question. “You don’t know?” “You mean, like Hell’s Angels?” Coral appeared astonished by the question. “The Angels of Retribution,” she said, as if Mercy should have known. “The Angels … Read more

INSIDERS – CHAPTERS 1 to 20; For those of you with longer attention spans, here’s the first 20 Chapters of my Gripping #vaccine/virus #sci-fi adventure #novel in serial form

INSIDERS CHAPTER 1 – The Cheek Of It Rother did not notice that the first of them had burst through the skin of his right cheek, slightly below the faded scar under his left eye, until a moment or two after he sliced off its head with his twin-bladed shaving razor. The pain was brief … Read more

INSIDERS – CHAPTERS 19 and 20; Gripping #vaccine/virus #sci-fi adventure #novel in serial form

CHAPTER 19 : Hu Cares “Not now,” snarled Kintsugi, as he pushed through a pair of heavy swing doors in the ICU of the Bayview Aurora Residence. “We can do this later.” The doctor who was holding a syringe up in front of Kintsugi’s face disagreed. “No,” he remonstrated. “You need to do this now.” … Read more

INSIDERS – CHAPTERS 15 and 16; Gripping vaccine/virus sci-fi adventure novel in serial form

———————————————————————————CHAPTER 15 : The Refugee At night, with all of its exterior lights dimmed, The Tempel presented a sinister aspect which was almost precisely the opposite of the calm, soothing, meditative image which its founders, the Belonging Chamber, had intended. The outline of the building, sitting prominently on an unmarked trail bordering Lobos Creek in … Read more

INSIDERS – CHAPTERS 13 and 14; Gripping vaccine/virus sci-fi adventure novel in serial form

CHAPTER 13 : Self Service As the afternoon had worn on, engrossed, confounded and horrified though he was by his interactions with his symbiote, Rother had realised he needed food. Mercy frequently told him, and he had to admit it was true, that his relationship with food was like a child’s. If he didn’t eat … Read more