The Augmented Man – Surface

What do you do when the ultimate weapon falls in love?

What follows is the first chapter of The Augmented Man. Enjoy (and let me know what you think).


Surface
1 April 2053

Trailer closed his eyes and sat at the end of the bar where the cigarette-burned, cheap black Formica countertop met the wall. He eased himself onto the last stool, tucking into the corner in the dim light, a spider hiding out of sight at the edge of its web. His fingers hovered over the cigarette burns closest to him as if divining their cause, sensing them like small, unhealed wounds, seeing the people involved, learning if each burn was an accident or intentional.

The door opened and he smelled the cool April evening on his skin. It was followed by the alcoholic breath and sweat of two men and a woman they supported between them.

Trailer brought his attention back into the bar, collating the activity immediately around him. The barkeeper, a heavy smelling man gnawing a toothpick, his face somewhere between needing a shave and growing a beard, walked over to Trailer. “Yeah?”
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May 2018 Author Interview Plunge Schedule

Magic Realism, Terrorism, Crusaders, Murders both overseas and close to home and Being Pretty – All coming in May’s Author Interview Plunges

Yo! Ready for the May 2018 Author Interview Plunges?

There’s lots to look forward to and much diversity coming in May. We end our Month of Mayhem and jump to Magic Realism, then to continental murders, an author who takes his pet wild boar for walks when he needs to take a break and a woman who just wants to be told she’s pretty (it’s okay, she is).
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Norman Brewer – Blending In with Homegrown Terrorists

Do they blend? Norm Brewer finds out…

Homegrown Terrorism Author Norm BrewerHello all and welcome to our continuing series of author interviews. Today’s guest will have you looking over your shoulder, wondering about the person standing next to you in the check-out line, befriending swarthy foreigners and avoiding clean-cut churchgoers.

Yes, it’s Norm Brewer, author of BLENDING IN – A TALE OF HOMEGROWN TERRORISM. Everyone, please give Norm Brewer a big round of applause for taking part in our exciting adventure. Because if you don’t…

I drew on the experiences we had with those three people in creating situations involving Wilbur’s dementia

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Jamie RoadPoet Mason – Fear the Rhino!

Where Storm Rhinos and RoadPoets meet

Man's Fiction Author and RhinoPress Publisher Jamie RoadPoet MasonNEWS FLASH!!!
Jamie’s officially launched STORM RHINO PRESS!
Follow STORM RHINO on Facebook
Get STORM RHINO’S first book, The Seine Vendetta: the LaRoche Files #1

And now, back to our previously scheduled program…

Hello all and welcome to our continuing series of author interviews. Today with continue our Month of Mayhem with Men’s Fiction/Thriller author Jamie “RoadPoet” Mason.

Everyone, please give Jamie Mason a big round of applause for taking part in our exciting adventure.

My genre is thriller fiction, military fiction, espionage, spies…yeah, I was pretty closely linked to that world

 
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