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Here’s the final chapter of The Dilemma. I hope you’ve enjoyed the story! If you want to read the whole thing here are the links to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5. Once I have a reliable internet connection I will compile the parts and make one document which will be available on the Writing page of the site. Thanks!
We stepped from the dark recesses of the caverns and tunnels to the chill air of a desert morning. The eastern horizon had just begun to bleed across the rise and fall of the sandstone landscape. I had never seen anything so beautiful.
A small cry of delight behind me made me smile. Continue reading
“Are you hungry?” I kept my voice low since sound carried easily down the long empty tunnels of rock through which we traveled. I didn’t know if anyone had tried to follow.
“I could use a break.” Dr. Grayson replied.
Nodding, I stopped and slipped my pack off my shoulders and sat down. I pressed my back and shoulder blades against the cool damp wall in an attempt to stretch muscles which burned from constant bending and scrunching. Dr. Gryson joined me as I rifled through the contents of my bag. Continue reading
The Dilemma continues! Check out the rest of the story by clicking the links to Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. FYI I changed Agent Annabelle’s last name to Green. It occurred to me after I posted last week that there was a lot of Gray going on (not to worry, there won’t be 50 shades of it)…sorry if there’s any confusion.
A dusty one-lane road twisted along the top of a red-rock canyon, precariously close at times to the stomach-turning drop to my left. I drove, Agent Green rode shot-gun, and an impressive caravan followed. Several more agents in armored vehicles appeared and disappeared around sharp corners that wove around rock walls. One chopper stirred up dust in the rear. Countless invisible eyes marked our progress as well I had no doubt. Continue reading
“Dr. Grayson can survive a few more days, and I need some time to heal. What’s the rush?” I asked as Agent Annabelle Green paced the length of her office.
“We need this information now. We don’t have weeks.” She replied.
“I don’t suppose I’m privy to the reason why.”
“No, you’re not.”
It’s Friday! That means new fiction. Here’s part 1 of The Dilemma in case you missed it. Now, let’s find out what happens next…
The creak of the door opening made my insides turn to water. Blood from my head wound had dried and crusted on my face and the rest of my body felt so tender that a fly landing on my skin would have made me wince.
I wasn’t ready for more questions.
My breath came and went in shallow gasps as I tried not to move my ribs. I squeezed my good eye closed and braced myself as heavy footsteps approached. Continue reading