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Wesley Black and Outpost 86

There have been several inquiries concerning Outpost 86, the prison in Antarctica mentioned in my post about The Devil’s Work. The Devil’s Work specifically singles out the character Wesley Black, the prison’s most notorious tenant, and one of his adventures. Outpost 86 and Wesley are chronicled in detail in the novel, Outpost 86, which is in work, and has been for some time. Wesley is one of the main supporting characters.

Outpost 86 is the world’s most remote and technically advanced prison whose area is approximately 5 times the size of the Pentagon, which creates a labyrinth where the inmates can go without seeing each other for lengthy periods of time in the sparsely populated interior. The reason it is sparsely populated is it is relatively new and only select criminals are sentenced there. These inmates are fitted with special sensors that allow the governing entity to keep tabs on them from their Wyoming based headquarters made from the skeleton of an abandoned and decommissioned Atlas D missile site north of Cheyenne Wyoming on Highway 85.

The only entrance to the prison is controlled with a chamber bookended by two blast doors. The outer door is opened, the prisoner is placed inside, the outer door closes, and then the inner door opens to admit the prisoner to the interior of the prison. After a few minutes, the inner door automatically closes and the chamber fills with cyanide gas, so if the prisoner chooses to not enter the prison, they die. Due to a joint effort, a military base was built inside a mountain adjacent to Outpost 86 that is charged with supply and maintenance functions.

Blood nurses is taking the brunt of my time (when I am working on novels) and Outpost 86 must wait until it is finished. I hope to have it out sometime next year (doubtful), but I have to finish Blood Nurses first and I never know what life will throw at me or what weather will destroy that demands my time and energy. I have included a couple of possible covers below,but I haven’t decided on anything concrete. In the meantime, read The Devil’s Work and begin your insight into a dark and important character in Outpost 86.

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A Dark Chapter, A New Light

It is with a heavy heart that I posthumously honor fellow Louisiana author and friend, Richard Wilkins. Richard wrote two books out of the planned Wizards of Lake Bistineau trilogy, an eclectic book of poetry, the 2014 Colbert Family Reunion Album, and a candid view of societal and sociological enigmas and anomalies entitled, That’s Why I Hate Them. Below is a link to his Amazon author page if you feel you would like to peek inside this wonderfully creative mind. The first two installments of the trilogy are also featured on my guest author page, on which Richard has earned a permanent place. Richard was a kind-hearted and talented Air Force veteran with a knack for spinning a yarn and I thoroughly enjoyed reading his work.

Richard has passed into the realm where his rich and vivid characters can live alongside him and keep him company until his family can meet him. I picture him sitting on a bench in an ethereal garden with his feet propped up, looking over his glasses at the neighbor and shaking his head, gathering material for That’s Why I Hate Them 2, and waiting for his wife to join him.

http://www.amazon.com/Richard-Wilkins/e/B00B7CGKGS

Rest in Peace, Richard.

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Posted by on February 16, 2016 in Guest Authors, Writing

 

Two Stories For Only $.99 Cents.

 

OcularityJamie steps into the bright new day and finds his world changed. Eyeless corpses litter the city streets, filling him with dread and many questions. Is he the last living person on earth? What happened to everybody? What happened to their eyes? He eventually finds them, all of them. The end is in sight. This purchase also includes the bonus story, Transmogrification.

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2016 in Promotions, Writing

 

Swallowed

What happens when you sleep with your mouth open and there are spiders about? You’ve got one guess. Swallowed will appear in the Thirteen O’clock Press anthology, More Tales from the Blue Gonk.

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Posted by on October 5, 2015 in Promotions, Writing

 

Malignant

A secret experimental laboratory is discovered and destroyed, but something is birthed in the dying inferno that escapes. Malignant is one of my flash fiction short stories available in the Tales From the Blue Gonk Anthology by Thirteen O’Clock Press.

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http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Blue-Thirteen-Oclock-Press/dp/1326185829

 

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Leviathan

A winter camping trip spawns a fish tale that can’t be told.

My latest flash fiction short, Leviathan, is finished and will be featured in the short story anthology, The 13th Floor.

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Flip Flop

My flash fiction short, Flip Flop, will be featured in the second volume of the Tales From The Blue Gonk anthologies from Thirteen Press.

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