While Amory awaits her pending sec-check, Riley faces troubles of her own. Provided the eavesdropper does not file a knowledge report disclosing her pregnancy, Riley knows she has two options: wait until her secret is revealed in her next auditing sessions, or come forward with the information. As she watches the ethics officers drag Amory… Read More Scene 15: RPF
They speed across town to HCO. The humid, late-summer air trapped in the van reeks of sweat and fear. Pressed between the two large officers, Amory’s lungs suffocate in the cramped space, and she must gasp for every breath. … Read More Scene 14: Doubt Formula
Amory totters down the hallway, like she has just awaken from a deep sleep and is not yet fully conscious. While Amory is out of sight, Riley finds the telephone in the room. From memory, she dials the number of her ethics division.… Read More Scene 13: Cornered
Early the next morning, Riley knocks on the door of Amory’s apartment so they can walk down the breakfast together. McKenna answers the door, and Riley asks her where Amory is.… Read More Scene 12: Contact Assist
I’m trying to promote my book as much as possible, with the intention of securing a “real” (aka traditional) publishing contract. So, I’ve decided to self-publish and build my “online platform” through this blog. The self-publishing process is complete, and the book is available now as a paperback, and the eBook is coming soon! 🙂… Read More Book Giveaway!
At two o’clock in the morning after her long day at work, Amory stands paralyzed at the door to her apartment building. The first chill of fall gives her goosebumps.… Read More Scene 11: Long Day
The first time Amory attempted to leave The Church was about a year after her mother dropped her off at the day care. Amory knew what her mom told her—she could leave if she wanted to. … Read More Scene 10: First Attempt