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Castaway Resolution – Chapter 10

Castaway Resolution – Chapter 10 Chapter 10. “What’s wrong with them?” Pearce Haley asked, a tiny tremor audible in the normally-controlled voice. “And why hasn’t it hit me?” Laura shook her head, trying to banish any personal concern. That wasn’t … Continue reading

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Forced Perspectives – Snippet 10

Forced Perspectives – Snippet 10 Vickery took a look back the way they’d come, but he couldn’t see the street from here. He turned to Castine. She was staring at him wide-eyed. “I thought the ghosts were all gone now! … Continue reading

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The Initiate – Snippet 10

The Initiate – Snippet 10 “What are you doing nowadays?” he asked her. “Last I heard you were going to architecture school.” “I did, and I got my degree. Then I started working for a developer, just as a temporary … Continue reading

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The Demons of Constantinople – Snippet 20

The Demons of Constantinople – Snippet 20 Chapter 7 — Settling In Location: Gaol, Constantinople Time: 10:30 AM, October 8, 1372 Gabriel Delaflote walked down the hall to the barred wooden door. The guard lifted the bar and Gabriel stepped … Continue reading

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The Initiate – Snippet 09

The Initiate – Snippet 09 Chapter 4 It was nearly two in the morning when the northbound D train rumbled into the station at 125th Street. Sam stepped aboard the last car and sat down, dead tired. Just as the … Continue reading

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Forced Perspectives – Snippet 09

Forced Perspectives – Snippet 09 “That’s how I’ve thought of it. A time-spike, a replay of the recent past, right?” He shrugged. “Echo. So I started checking on how long cars had been parked on my street. And early one … Continue reading

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Castaway Resolution – Chapter 09

Castaway Resolution – Chapter 09 Chapter 9. Xander forced his eyes to focus on the designs being projected in front of him by his omni. His mouth was dry and he could hear his breath coming more quickly. “Do I … Continue reading

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The Demons of Constantinople – Snippet 19

The Demons of Constantinople – Snippet 19 Andronikos IV was still avoiding them, but Manuel II was anxious to meet them all. “We have an invitation to a small party in the town house of Prince Manuel,” Roger continued, “even … Continue reading

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Castaway Resolution – Chapter 08

Castaway Resolution – Chapter 08 Chapter 8. “Hey, Tavana, can I ask you something?” Sakura, a note of hesitation in her voice. The two of them were at a crude shooting range that the Sergeant had designed, located in the … Continue reading

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The Demons of Constantinople – Snippet 18

The Demons of Constantinople – Snippet 18 In the Byzantine Empire they had two emperors as a sort of a holdover from the two consuls of the old Roman republic. And John V’s son and former co-emperor Andronikos IV was … Continue reading

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