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Dying Embers

Entry 1(5 minute read)

3/10/2016
Prologue, i've been told by my beta readers that this was fast and gripping but too short, originally it was 500 words so i had to expand it to 1k :P

Prologue - Far From Home “Jessica!” Simon screamed, his vocal chords strained; the veins in his throat prominent. He screamed in blatant disregard to his well-honed survival instincts. He knew screaming would draw them closer, but he didn’t care; he was beyond the point of caring about the Creepers. He...
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Chapter 1 - Wrong Side of Heaven(5 minute read)

4/10/2016

Simon sat in silence playing with his food instead of actually eating it. He wasn't hungry at all, despite the fact that he had heard incredible stories from the other inmates, stories about the last meal tasting by far the best; he wondered if that was just something they said...
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Chapter 2 - A Place To Die(3 minute read)

7/10/2016

The agent grinned at Simon and the visible confusion on his face. "You are one bat shit Fed." Simon shook his head and rose from his seat. The agent reached out, grabbed his hand tight and locked his serious eyes on Simons. "I'm not crazy at all... My name is...
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Chapter 3 - Crossing Over(2 minute read)

7/10/2016

After the execution Simon was numb with shock, to numb to protest when Gabe gave him a fresh outfit to wear. Gabe waited, back turned; whilst Simon dressed. Simon watched in morbid fascination as Gabe walked ahead of him down death row. They walked and not one of the guards...
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Chapter 4 - Cold(6 minute read)

10/10/2016

Simon watched the house from the shadows; the vodka bottles lay at his side empty. He looked down at them with regret, he planned to empty the last bottle while the house became an inferno, but every minute he spent watching the house, his panic grew. The house belonged to...
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Chapter 5 - Anywhere But Here(5 minute read)

13/10/2016

He heard screams and for one second he thought the nightmare had bled through into his reality, then he realised the difference; this scream belonged to a man. He fought against the seductive urge to return to his slumber, his ascent was slow, and by the time he finally broke...
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Chapter 6 - The Tragic Truth(4 minute read)

13/10/2016

Simon laid in the ice bath, he watched the man with great interest, the man was delirious to say the least, Simon watched as the ice started to melt from the man's bath, his core temperature was sky high. He tried to call out to Gabe to warn him, but...
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Chapter 7 - Hard To See(5 minute read)

15/10/2016

Simon watched the occupants whilst they slept, he had tried to wake them but nothing worked, they were trapped in a vegetative state. He wondered how he had woken and remembered the nightmare. His memories had taunted him into a lucid state, it no wonder why Gabe was pissed, their...
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Chapter 8 - The Bleeding(3 minute read)

15/10/2016

Simon had a few choice words for the doctor, they were profane, crude and guaranteed to provoke him, however, he never had the chance. Before he could utter a singular syllable an automated voice echoed throughout the base. "Mutagen Detected..." Both Simon and the doctor stared at one another, eyes...
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Chapter 9 - You!(6 minute read)

19/10/2016

Simon watched the merc fall to his knees as the fire engulfed him further, his clothing had charred and burnt into him. Unable to look away Simon watched as the merc fell face forward and laid still, he was dead the moment he had a human torch, but sometimes the...
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Chapter 10 - Back for more?(6 minute read)

22/10/2016

Simon woke, his body glistened from head to toe with sweat, he stared at the beige ceiling and frowned, his breath was laboured and he was certain that he had bitten into his lip from terror. He dragged himself to a seated position and stared at the room that had...
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This cohort ended on 31st October 2016

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