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Chapter 15: Audiences

Chapter 15 of the City of Gargoyles: Book 2 of the Light-Father Trilogy ...
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Chapter 14: Brother Ignatius

Chapter 14 of the City Of Gargoyles: second book of the Light-Father trilogy ...
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Chapter 13: Convergence

Chapter 13 of City of Gargoyles: Book 2 in the Light-Father Trilogy ...
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Chapter 12: Beginnings

Chapter 12 of the City Of Gargoyles - Book 2 of The Light-Father Trilogy ...
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The Other Side – Chapter 2 – The Storm (Original)

Two years later...two siblings Arnold and Molly go to run an errand for their mum, who sews for an extra few chillings, and asks her children to take her work to her paying customer Mrs Hettle on the mountain...not far from where they live. The weather takes a turn for ...
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Part 10

Makes you proud to be British.  Those are words from a distant country.  A place that existed for a short time centuries ago.  There were still some who believed this fallacy.  These people lived below ground level most of the time.  Like rank, putrefied water from a rat infested drain.  ...
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Part 9

What you have to understand is that the only certainty is uncertainty; uncertainty is ambiguity; ambiguity is control; control is certainty.  Since the first human implant this cycle has made millions, maybe billions of revolutions.  Before that time, certainty drove human progress.  For millennia it was thrived upon.  It was ...
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Waifs Strays and Throwaways

The opening sequence to my new thriller based loosely on the Rochdale child abuse scandal ...
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Part 8

There were days when the sun did shine everyday.  What was only weeks, maybe six, possibly eight.  These were the days of real happiness.  A time before this time.  The innocence of youth; the crossover to growing old.  But somewhere in-between there were always good days.  In those, old times, ...
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Part 7

You have to understand, we control everything.  Even that chair you are sat on.  In your mind it offers you a last piece of sanctuary.  Your fingers can grip it.  You can sit like a fetus upon it.  You think that its your country, your borders, you will defend it, ...
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Part 6

You see you have to understand that any rational concept of human love disappeared long before the first Virus War.   What dictators had tried and failed for decades before, whole populations succeeded with no need for propaganda or threats.   In the early days of social media humans were rewriting their ...
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Part 5

The first Virus War lasted two days in old time. A targeted war.  A targeted population.  Early adopters.  Death by CRM.  In legal terms, these casualties had a dead cerebrum, but a living brainstem; their heartbeat and ventilation continued unaided.  This enabled an immediate chip transplant.  Thousands of vehicles taking single bodies.  The removal was ...
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Part 4

On the edge of each city sit beacons.  One hundred per city.  One hundred metres high.  Landmarks.  Beacons are lit once each month.  Always the last day.  Months are thirty days long.  Days are thirty hours long.  Cleansing is six hours each day. An average human body takes from two to three ...
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Part 3

Every action has an equal opposite reaction. Smash a human face against a wall.  See how it reacts.  What we want is reaction.  For some, one action will be enough.  Others might need two of three.  It is said that there are some who need their face smashing every week ...
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Part 2

Ten pairs of boots. One pair escaping, nine chasing.  The chasers closer.  Closer.  Built in navigation, fly by wire muscles.  Thirty hour days; six extra for street cleansing.  You need some luck not to be cleansed.  Did central programmers include a luck utility function when those first AI  installations were ...
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Part 1.

It was after the virus wars of the 2050s when the first mutations started. For a while they went unnoticed.  In those days death certificates were obsolete.  Millions wiped out in weeks. Food was scarce.  It was thought that a mix of cannibalism, years of laboratory gene manipulation and ozone ...
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Ecstatically Inclined

  is better than a bad deal! ...
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Sublimely Spoken

Message heard, the challenge enjoyed, occasionally comprehended In defence of the cryptic poet ...
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