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Soon, Lola’s family and friends are in danger. Lucky for her, she’s not your average budding psychic. Each person she is close to has a special gift of their own. That’s good, because it’s going to take every power they possess to stop these others from tearing apart x0.
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Warren hated being asked about things he couldn’t think about. He tried to keep his feelings vague as he answered the construction manager in charge of the new complex being built in Tierra del Fuego.
“Yes, the primarily purpose is to keep intruders out. State of the art security system, as obvious as possible. I want my people to feel safe there from nuclear war, zombie apocalypse, and viral Armageddon. You get the idea.”
“That was in the original design, sir, although we’ve added a few things I’m sure you’ll like. The area I need more guidance in is the one you left rather grey. To what extent do you need to keep people in?”
I need that area to stay grey, you idiot. Warren recited a couple of nursery rhymes in his head before answering.
“That’s a contingency concept, on the off chance, uh, unexpected circumstances arise. Just being prepared. You keep that function concealed and don’t give me details. Give me a manual or something I can access in an emergency.”
“You want a manual?”
“Better yet,” Warren said. “Why don’t you do this part on your own initiative? You know, in case I have needs down the road I don’t anticipate. Don’t skimp, but bury the costs and don’t mention it to me again.”
“Sure, boss. Whatever you say.”
The man hadn’t risen into management without being able to read a situation. He was being told to build an impenetrable fortress that could secretly double as a prison, and to pretend the second function was his own idea.
About the Author:
She published her first science fiction short story and then waited a lot of tables while she looked for inspiration for the next tale. When it finally came, it declared to her it had to be a whole book, nothing less. One night, while digesting this disturbing piece of news, she drank way too many shots of ouzo with her boyfriend. She woke up thirty-one years later demanding to know what was going on.
The boyfriend, who she had apparently long since married, asked her to calm down. He explained that, in a fit of practicality, she had gone back to school and gotten a degree in geophysics and had spent the last 28 years interpreting seismic data in the oil industry. The good news, according to Mr. Cronin, was she found it at least mildly entertaining and ridiculously well-paying. The bad news was the two of them had still managed to spend almost all of the money.
Apparently she was now Mrs. Cronin, and the further good news was they had produced three wonderful children whom they loved dearly, even though to be honest that is where a lot of the money had gone. Even better news was that Mr. Cronin turned out to be a warm-hearted, encouraging sort who was happy to see her awake and ready to write. "It's about time," were his exact words.
Sherrie Cronin discovered that over the ensuing decades Sally Ride had already managed to become the first woman in space and done a fine job of it. No one, however, had written the book that had been in Sherrie's head for decades. The only problem was the book informed her it had grown into a six book collection. Sherrie decided she better start writing before it got any longer. She's been wide awake ever since, and writing away.
46 Ascending - https://46ascending.org
Face Painting for World Peace - http://tothepowerofzero.org/
Fire Dancing for Fun and Profit - http://ytothepowerof1.org
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Leaving the Nest to Touch the Sky - http://ctothepowerofthree.org/
Touching the Sky to Save the World - http://dtothepowerof4.org/
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