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Written in 365 Parts: 50: Glimpses of Things

“It’s confused, messed up, mostly it is just glimpses of something. I don’t know.” Marsh stood and paced across the room. “Just relax, it isn’t important for you to recall everything at once,” Krennar said calmly, “just give me anything you can, doesn’t matter if it makes sense or not.” “Okay,” Marsh sat down on…

Written in 365 Parts: 49: Memories

“The other guy? So you are saying there was a third person in the vehicle and they presented as a male? Is that what guy means?” Marsh stared at Krennar for a long moment, “I don’t know. You people don’t really look that similar to anyone I remember meeting before. There are a lot of…

Written in 365 Parts: 48: In Another Mind

At the centre of the spiral there was, rather predictably Drick thought, a door. It was a blank steel portal similar to the airlock design used on high security craft. Drick knew that the construct program was again imposing its own understanding of semiotics to correspond to how Drick imagined the world. So this door…

Written in 365 Parts: 47: The Archive

Drick had only the time to blink before the two-dimensional cartoon image of Alice changed. Not that Drick did blink instead there was a gap in the visual stimulation for that section of the construct. Rodero controlled and manipulated this world, it was their environment and within it they were almost a deity, but more…

Written in 365 Parts: 46: The Connected World

Drick took a long deep breath in through nostrils and then waited holding in the breath. There were many people who liked to connect to a neural network while breathing out through the teeth. This was the accepted approach as it allowed the external connection program to fall into sequence with cardiovascular rhythms. Drick liked…

Written in 365 Parts: 45: Getting Connected

Drick walked to the back of the hover van, Boomer had been using this vehicle to track the events of the past few hours. The van was about as nondescript as Drick could have hoped for. A flat grey rental with the identity tags subtly altered, Boomer must have dropped it by a chop shop…

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Mark Keating is an odd male with roughly five decades of chronological competence in his girth. He is married to Leigh a girl of great patience and unsurpassed kawaii-ness. They both live in Lancaster, UK, conveniently since they are wed, with their sons, Benjamin, Elliott and Asher. They are terrorised by a cat called Darwin and various tropical fresh-water fish.