VBT – ONE OF TWO
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One of Two
by S.R. Cronin
GENRE: Sci-fi Fantasy
Telepathy creates as many problems as it solves, as everyone in the secret organization x0 would admit. When new member Lola discovers another group of telepaths with a totally different approach, those problems multiply at the speed of thought.
Soon, Lola’s family and friends are in danger. Lucky for her, she’s not your average budding psychic. Each person she is close to has a special gift of their own. That’s good, because it’s going to take every power they possess to stop these others from tearing apart x0.
Gabriel contacted Warren late Sunday night to tell him the teacher Maurice had been found. Warren was delighted, until he learned the teacher, too, was surrounded by a wall of impermeable energy.
“This group is stronger than I feared.”
“Maybe not,” Gabriel said. “The wall around the woman has weakened. It means they’ve had to move resources to protect the elder.”
“Well then, get more info from her.”
“It’s still strong,” Gabriel said “and we’re not sure she has much else to offer. We’re encouraged they can only do so much at once.”
“Yes, that is good news. You do fine work, Gabriel. I don’t mean to imply otherwise. I just think you’re hindered by the careful way we’re going at this. How much more effective would you be if you had the old man sitting in a chair in front of you?”
There was a second of silence. Warren supposed Gabriel was reading his mind.
“I don’t think kidnapping anyone is a good idea.”
“Bullshit. It doesn’t have to be kidnapping. I can find a way to finesse it. We need information. Would having this Maurice in a room with you help you get it?”
“Of course it would. A lot.”
“I thought so,” Warren said. “Then this nonsense has gone on long enough. I’m sending a car to your place tomorrow morning at six. You’ll fly on my jet to San Antonio. Most of the Entelechy is still here in New York, so take two of your best monads with you. When you land, another driver will take you to Maurice. There will be some muscle with him; they are totally at your disposal. This shouldn’t be hard. He’s an old man. I want to know everything about this organization. Do what you need to do.”
Warren hung up before Gabriel could object.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Sherrie Roth grew up in Western Kansas thinking there was no place in the universe more fascinating than outer space. After her mother vetoed astronaut as a career ambition, she went on to study journalism and physics in hopes of becoming a science writer.
She published her first science fiction short story and then waited a lot of tables while she looked for inspiration for the next tale. When it finally came, it declared to her it had to be a whole book, nothing less. One night, while digesting this disturbing piece of news, she drank way too many shots of ouzo with her boyfriend. She woke up thirty-one years later demanding to know what was going on.
The boyfriend, who she had apparently long since married, asked her to calm down. He explained that, in a fit of practicality, she had gone back to school and gotten a degree in geophysics and had spent the last 28 years interpreting seismic data in the oil industry. The good news, according to Mr. Cronin, was she found it at least mildly entertaining and ridiculously well-paying. The bad news was the two of them had still managed to spend almost all of the money.
Apparently she was now Mrs. Cronin, and the further good news was they had produced three wonderful children whom they loved dearly, even though to be honest that is where a lot of the money had gone. Even better news was that Mr. Cronin turned out to be a warm-hearted, encouraging sort who was happy to see her awake and ready to write. “It’s about time,” were his exact words.
Sherrie Cronin discovered that over the ensuing decades Sally Ride had already managed to become the first woman in space and done a fine job of it. No one, however, had written the book that had been in Sherrie’s head for decades. The only problem was the book informed her it had grown into a six book collection. Sherrie decided she better start writing before it got any longer. She’s been wide awake ever since, and writing away.
Author Social Media Links
46 Ascending – https://46ascending.org/
Face Painting for World Peace – http://tothepowerofzero.org/
Fire Dancing for Fun and Profit – http://ytothepowerof1.org/
Treasure Hunting for a Good Time – http://zsquaredblog.org/
Leaving the Nest to Touch the Sky – http://ctothepowerofthree.org/
Touching the Sky to Save the World – http://dtothepowerof4.org/
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