Archive for June 29th, 2018

Early Bird Sneak Peek: “Keep an Eye on Summer”!

June 29, 2018

Hi all! It’s time for another Early Bird Sneak Peek, where I share a glimpse at the story my lucky Early Bird patrons will be enjoying next Saturday thanks to their pledges at my Patreon page! Of course, if you’re not an Early Bird patron, you’ll still get a story next week–“Spiderwebs”, teased moments ago, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting  “Keep an Eye on Summer” (MC FF)!

In the wake of the K’Zarim invasion, the human race has been scattered. Most have been brainwashed into becoming the eager slaves of the invaders, but a few survive based on their wits and cunning. But even for those few, time is running out. And for Summer, it may have run out already. Here’s a taste:

That’s the worst thing about the invasion. It’s not the constant fear of capture or the uncertainty of fleeing from one bolthole to the next, it’s the continual suspicion of everyone around you. Anyone you meet could have been subverted; even the tiniest act of trust could be the one that leads you right into a K’zarim slave camp. I know that some people say that you can tell who’s been brainwashed–we see the graffiti sometimes when we’re out scavenging, telling you to watch out for people with purple eyes or blank smiles or constant, um…arousal. (I don’t even know how you’d check that on another woman, at least not without really obviously giving away that you suspect something.)

But the truth is, you really can’t tell. Beverly didn’t act like an obvious zombie or a mindless slave. I’m not even sure she knew she was under control until she saw the telephone in the abandoned grocery store and realized it worked. I think the people making the graffiti just want to believe that there’s a way to tell ‘them’ from us, when ‘they’ seem just like us. But the only difference is, they’re working to undermine and enslave the human race. The only way to know who’s a traitor is by getting betrayed. It’s no wonder the K’zarim didn’t need an army; distrust and paranoia scattered the human race into easy pickings for them.

Hope you enjoy it!

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Sneak Peek: “Spiderwebs”!

June 29, 2018

Over the last few months, I missed a few of my Early Bird Sneak Peeks. So to make up for that, here’s a sneak peek at this week’s story for the EMCSA, “Spiderwebs”! (MC MD MF)

Cynthia had a crazy night at the club last weekend. It got so wild that she doesn’t remember all the details, but she’s pretty sure she gave her number to someone she’s not interested in seeing. So she’s decided to screen all her calls for a little while.

It’s not going to help.

Here’s a taste:

(BEEP!)

“Hello, Cyndi. This is Galen, from the club. Don’t worry, I’m not hurt at all that you don’t remember me. All that means is that your thoughts got a little tangled up over the course of our conversation. You didn’t wind up getting drunk or embarrassing yourself; you and I just had a nice, long conversation, and over the course of that very pleasant chat, you may have found that you had a little trouble following the thread of that discussion. There’s nothing wrong with that.

“And I just wanted to call and explain what happened, because I thought you might have become just a little bit confused. The club was dark, and you were so tired from all that exhausting dancing, that it did occur to me that you might have just let the sound of my voice wrap you up like a warm, soft, silken blanket and allow yourself zone out for a little while. I didn’t want you to think that was rude, Cyndi. It’s okay that you felt so tired, so drowsy that you lost track of my words and just slipped away into a little mental vacation, a soft place in your mind where time didn’t matter so much. You can do that any time you want, Cyndi. You have my permission to zone out and relax to my voice whenever you hear me speak.

Hope you enjoy it!