Monday, July 13, 2015


Between the more recent Progress Reports I've posted and the actual work I've done on the book, it's occurred to me that it's been a mighty long time since I've actually posted any teasers from the manuscript.

Therefore, the following excerpt is from much further along in ALPHA, BOOK 2: WAYWARD SON than any previous Work In Progress post.


When Alpha first opened the side door, he was surprised to see the small group of beings in a helpless state. They were all bond and gagged against their will. Their eyes started to light up with hope when they spotted him, regardless of how oddly their rescuer was dressed. He wanted to pause and set them free, but was uncertain how much time remained to complete his mission. Leaving the chamber door open as he turned away was the best compromise available.

At the end of the corridor was another door identical to the one he was forced to slice open. Sensing others outside the barrier, Alpha floated invisibly above the main control room's rear portal, his back against the ceiling. He then created a minute force shield, and manipulated it with just a thought against the entrance way’s control panel to attempt remotely opening the threshold. A few moments of trial and error finally resulted in success as the small globe pushed the proper buttons to unseal the door.

As the portal slid open, several armed guards rushed in. Alpha waited until the last one passed underneath him before silently flying out of the room.

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