The ultimate battlefield is the human heart
The US government is engaged in a South American war and losing badly. After years of standard and non-standard strategies and tactics failing, the government entertains an often-made suggestion: create supersoldiers. The suggestion is about to be dismissed when (then) Captain James Donaldson adds an outrageous modification: use horribly abused and already traumatized children as the source material. These individuals, Donaldson argues, are already hardened against anything they’ll experience on the battlefield and anything we’ll ask them to do.
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What do you do when the ultimate weapon falls in love?
What follows is the first chapter of The Augmented Man. Enjoy (and let me know what you think).
1 April 2053
Trailer closed his eyes and sat at the end of the bar where the cigarette-burned, cheap black Formica countertop met the wall. He eased himself onto the last stool, tucking into the corner in the dim light, a spider hiding out of sight at the edge of its web. His fingers hovered over the cigarette burns closest to him as if divining their cause, sensing them like small, unhealed wounds, seeing the people involved, learning if each burn was an accident or intentional.
The door opened and he smelled the cool April evening on his skin. It was followed by the alcoholic breath and sweat of two men and a woman they supported between them.
Trailer brought his attention back into the bar, collating the activity immediately around him. The barkeeper, a heavy smelling man gnawing a toothpick, his face somewhere between needing a shave and growing a beard, walked over to Trailer. “Yeah?”
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Originally published in Feb 2007… I think as a cave drawing (it was so-o-o long ago!)
Note: This was originally a) a five part arc b) on the ancient BizMediaScience blog. We condensed it to a single entry on the second generation BizMediaScience blog and are resurrecting it here because it’s referenced in Writers’ Groups – Introduction
Eventing Yourself, Part 1
I enjoy Brad Berens’ Mediavorous blog because, well, he’s Brad Berens and Brad often makes me think and I enjoy that experience. Often Brad and I think about the same things from different paradigms. He recently posted “The Perils of the Pause Button”. That title may be misleading because what Brad’s really right about is eventness, “…seeing stories — films, plays, TV shows — with other people.” Brad has more than one post on this and they’re worth a read.
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Paul John Adams on lionizing a hero of gang warfare and more!
Welcome, everyone, to our third Author Interview Plunge. Today we have the pleasure of talking with Gang Warfare, Extreme Psychopathology and self-described absurdist author Paul John Adams.
My first book…I want to kill it.
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Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Noir Thrillers and Internet Trolls coming your way in Feb 2018
By now you know I’m serious about interviewing authors.
We continue to have incredibly talented authors coming forward to be interviewed (just signed our first Epic Fantasy author today. She also writes Christian Erotica. Can’t wait to learn about that) and in the coming months we’ll have spoken word artists/performers, award winning poets, espionage, thriller, science and speculative fiction authors and more. Most of April into May is devoted to spies, conspiracies and intelligence operations, all written by authors with backgrounds in intel, military, SWAT and similar subjects.
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