Chapter 3 of The Gate – Conduit
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Another entry from the First Draft archives. It’s been edited but will likely change a little through future revision and editing steps. The third chapter of my “The Gate” series, a story where an alien intelligence gathering and rescue mission goes dreadfully wrong and exposes a dark web of subterfuge woven by an insidious enemy. Here I expand the set a little, introduce yet more players into the story and introduce a little friction between the main characters.


Chapter 3

Bill looked at his security monitors one last time before laying back in bed. Not a blip. But then, there never has been a blip.… Read the rest...

Chapter 2 of The Gate – Conduit
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I inserted a new chapter 2, moving the old chapter 2 into the chapter 3 slot. It fleshed out the MC a little better and gave more insight to the crisis the MC was suffering. Chapter 2 of tentatively named “The Gate” series, where a down and out CIA agent is tasked with an insultingly menial job which turned into something that had interstellar consequences. Rough edit at the moment.


Chapter 2

“You’re going back in too soon! The Conduit is getting feedback.”

Karan’za ignored the warning and lay down on the mat. She looked up at the living ceiling and took in a deep breath.… Read the rest...

Chapter 1 of The Gate – Conduit
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Here it is, in all it’s first draft, freshly revised, and quickly edited glory. The first chapter of my “The Gate” series, a story where an alien intelligence gathering and rescue mission goes dreadfully wrong and exposes a dark web of subterfuge woven by an insidious enemy. This is where I take a lot of loose strings and begin weaving the tapestry of the story. Enjoy:


Chapter 1

She thought she’d be safe there in the alley. It was secluded and quiet that night. But not quiet enough. The cacophony of Terran life in the highrises around her was still deafening.… Read the rest...