The Abduction: A Novella, Part Five

THEN 11 Michael pulled hard against the cuffs that bound him to the steel table. The officer left minutes before, but refused to loosen the cuff before he went, even after Michael complained about it cutting off his circulation. Michael shook his hand to get some feeling back into it. When the large, metal doorContinue reading “The Abduction: A Novella, Part Five”

The Abduction: A Novella, Part Four

NOW7 Michael hit Sam with a backhand to the lips. That got the fuck’s attention. Sam’s head popped up and he looked frantically around the room, at first appearing to not remember where he was. When his gaze lowered to the zip-tied stump resting on his lap, he started freaking out a little. His eyesContinue reading “The Abduction: A Novella, Part Four”

The Abduction: A Novella, Part Three

THEN 5 Sam Greensborough leaned forward and peered at the small open box Michael sat at the center of the table. “It’s beautiful, Michael.” He said. “Triphanie will love it. When’s the big day again?” “Tonight, actually,” Michael said. “Five years. Can you believe it?” Sam nodded. “They fly by fast,” he said. “Hell, CarolContinue reading “The Abduction: A Novella, Part Three”

The Abduction: A Novella, Part Two

2 The hangover was bad, but not nearly as rough as a few of the ones Michael had on the inside (That hooch could be brutal). He scraped himself out of bed, went to the sink, looked at his reflection in the mirror. Boy, he thought, you really look like shit. His eyes were bloodshotContinue reading “The Abduction: A Novella, Part Two”

The Abduction: A Novella Part One

NOW 1 Michael Ashe was fucking drenched. He’d been standing in the rain for at least ten cigarettes, staring at his ex-wive’s house, trying to work up the nerve to walk up and knock on the door. He was more than a little disappointed with himself. After three years and change inside the walls ofContinue reading “The Abduction: A Novella Part One”

The Fall Of Demeter: Part Six

TO: Demeter Crew (Demeter.Command.mil@spaceforce.mil FROM: lsfqibvpibv (CORRUPTED) SUBJECT: Passenger Head Count DATE: 02 FEB 2235 TIME: 15:19 Earth Time (U.S.) (EST) ***VOICE TO TEXT*** Bring my Annie to the Officer’s Mess at exactly 1600 hours, or I promise you, the worst dreams you ever had will revisit you – a thousand times. ***TRANSMITTED*** TO: CaptainContinue reading “The Fall Of Demeter: Part Six”

Fall of Demeter: Part Five

TO: Captain William Dubois (wdubois.nau.mil@spaceforce.mil) FROM: Commander Paul Reynolds (Paulreynolds1.mil@spaceforce.mil) SUBJECT: Passenger Head Count DATE: 02 FEB 2235 TIME: 15:18 Earth Time (U.S.) (EST) ***VOICE TO TEXT*** Sir, You know I got your back. But I went ahead and placed explosives along the top of the passenger deck, just in case. I set the timersContinue reading “Fall of Demeter: Part Five”

The Fall of Demeter: Part Three

TO: emilydublove101@globalmail.globe FROM: Captain William Dubois (wdubois.nau.mil@spaceforce.mil) SUBJECT: Just Listen DATE: 02 FEB 2235 TIME: 14:35 Earth Time (U.S.) (EST:) Hello my Emily Love. I write this to you with a heavy heart. My love. I don’t know if I’ll be able to hold you when I get to Gliese, but if I don’t, IContinue reading “The Fall of Demeter: Part Three”

The Fall of Demeter: Part two

TO: Captain William Dubois (wdubois.nau.mil@spaceforce.mil) FROM: Commander Paul Reynolds (Paulreynolds1.mil@spaceforce.mil) SUBJECT: Passenger Head Count DATE: 02 FEB 2235 TIME: 11:06 Earth Time (U.S.) (EST) Sir, The crew conducted the passenger headcount as ordered. Sir, one of that passengers are missing. Robert Cole, passenger #1021 is not in his pod. So, pending further command from you,Continue reading “The Fall of Demeter: Part two”

The Fall of Demeter: Part One

INCIDENT: During the one-year anniversary potluck, Mr. Edwards, the ship’s lead mechanic was reported missing by Commander Reynolds, the maintenance supervisor. Mr. Edwards consumed too much alcohol at the party and, according to Commander Reynolds, became “handsy” with some of the female crew. He was ordered to his quarters and left the engagement without furtherContinue reading “The Fall of Demeter: Part One”