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Outrageous Fortune: Chapter 12

Miss the beginning? Start HERE. Within three days, the Errant came to rest above Lycos, an unsettled territory that stretched from the Cliffs of Avalon to the Oracle Ocean, a little over a hundred klicks northwest of Nike.  They’d have gone all the way into the city, but Nike Flight responded to their radio request …

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Soldier of Fortune: Chapter 12

Looking for the beginning of the story? Click HERE. “You were dodging during the Occupation?” the girl said, clearly impressed. “You’re even older than I thought.”  This time he did laugh, but the laugh was wet and turned to a cough, and Elvis, disturbed by his chosen person’s obvious distress, crawled along the edge of …

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The Gemini Hustle: Chapter 9

Looking for the beginning of the story? Click HERE. While Ray’s jaw was falling to the floor of the Anubis Room, Harry’s entire psyche was dropping into a scene that had haunted him for the past eighteen standard months.  The warehouse was like any other warehouse in Sol Sector—ill lit, grimy, and bearing the unique …

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Outrageous Fortune: Chapter 11

Miss the beginning? Start HERE. Jagati spent most of the two hours after the escape from Dyar’s Canyon charting a course for Nike, one twisty enough to keep Tariq off their backs.  Once it was complete, she left the bridge to find Rory climbing down from the envelope where, he said, some leaky cells needed …

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Soldier of Fortune: Chapter 11

Looking for the beginning of the story? Click HERE. Before Morton Barrens, before Nasa, before the Corps, Gideon had been just another dodger on the streets of Tesla, on Ford’s southeast frontier.  But then the Adidans stormed the city, overcame and occupied it within two days, in the Coalition’s first move against United Colonies’ defenses.  …

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The Gemini Hustle: Chapter 8

Looking for the beginning of the story? Click HERE. Harry had suffered more than a few rude awakenings in his career, so opening his eyes to find himself stretched out on a low-pile carpet that smelled mildly of rug shampoo in a room that featured a long table, a handful of chairs, and a two-way …

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Outrageous Fortune: Chapter 10

Miss the beginning? Start HERE. By the time Jagati reached the bridge, Rory was nowhere to be seen, but Eitan, left arm around the yoke, was tapping the pressure gauges. “Problem?” she asked, crossing to the nav table.  “Gas cells three through nine show half-capacity,” he told her, not looking up.  She considered that, and …

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Soldier of Fortune: Chapter 10

Looking for the beginning of the story? Click HERE. “Oy, Mister! You okay, then?”  The small person—girl—Gideon’s slowly focusing mind told him—drove away the last whispers of the dream, though her voice still sounded muffled, like it came to him through a lake.  Or fog.  Or a foggy lake.  A cold foggy lake.  He held …

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Outrageous Fortune: Chapter 9

Miss the beginning? Start HERE. By the time Jagati reached the bridge, Rory was nowhere to be seen, but Eitan, left arm around the yoke, was tapping the pressure gauges. “Problem?” she asked, crossing to the nav table.  “Gas cells three through nine show half-capacity,” he told her, not looking up.  She considered that, and …

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Soldier of Fortune: Chapter 9

Looking for the beginning of the story? Click HERE. This, Gideon decided, could well be the ultimate dining experience.  At present, he was lounging in a tub filled with steaming water, a plate in one hand and the last bit of naan in the other, using the second to mop up every drop of sauce …

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