Category Archives: Twin stories

Justice

“Any last words of advice?” Cal tried to keep his voice light, the words joking, but his mother saw through him. “You don’t need advice,” she said. “No one can handle this better than you.” “You handled it pretty well … Continue reading

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Motive

“Before I talk to him, why don’t you tell me what you know?” Cal handed his uncle a cup of tea, surprised by his own calm.  Some of that was due to the message he had just recieved, of course. … Continue reading

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“They’re really something, aren’t they?”  The two four-year-olds were focused intently on the village they were building out of their toys, paying no attention to their grandmother who watched with a smile. Dark heads bent down, sturdy legs crouched, quietly … Continue reading

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Consequences

They weren’t even really keeping it all that secure. The room was locked, but everyone on the biology teams had access. The ark itself was sealed with a passcode, but it was neither long nor complicated. It was the kind … Continue reading

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Survival

Val was bored, which always pissed her off. She picked at the skin next to her thumbnail while the head of the zoology group droned on about the reproduction rates of apex predators and their prey. This was all stuff … Continue reading

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The Rest

Lil couldn’t remember the last time she had slept. Two weeks had passed since Roon’s death, and they still had no idea where this new disease had come from or how to stop it. The medical reasearch team was starting … Continue reading

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First

When they told her about the first death, Lil felt betrayed. Not by her father, who brought her the news. Not by the medical team, who had worked around the clock to identify this new disease. Certainly not by Roon, … Continue reading

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Waymar Charter

For those of you who are interested in the minutiae, I’m sharing just the first couple of pages of the Waymar Colony Charter, as referenced in the stories and eventually the book as well. The entire thing is 13 chapters, … Continue reading

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Beginnings

 George had told her this was how the end would begin. Ashanti tried to blink away the black spots, but they weren’t temporary afterimages. This was her body betraying her one last time.  She gripped the doorframe. There would be … Continue reading

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Turning Point

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s not a question of if. It’s only a question of which one.” Gil leaned back in chair and swiped a hand through his shaggy hair. There was a lot more grey mixed with the … Continue reading

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