Pareidolia: Chapter Two

I’m publishing my science fiction novel Pareidolia in slow motion. A new chapter will be published every week. The premise is available here.


LEAH

Northwest Philadelphia | July, 1999

The long walks started in June. I was sick of sitting around at home, pretending to read or staring at the cat. I’d disappear behind the wall of trees across the street from our house almost daily, losing myself for hours. Dad asked about this over dinner one night, but I wasn’t sure what to say. Where was I off to? Just getting some exercise? Yes, that was it. Not that it was a secret.

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Pareidolia: Chapter One

I’m publishing my science fiction novel Pareidolia in slow motion. A new chapter will be published every week. The premise is available here.


(PART ONE)

ZEKE

Rosedale, MD | September, 1998

Cory’s coded message brings me to a cinderblock apartment on the edge of a Baltimore suburb. I dial 011 for the Miller birthday party. Arrows on signs guide me through a pale maze to a long low room where balloons gather in corners and look down on people in various states of milling under lights turned up too high.

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Pareidolia: Prologue

I’m publishing my science fiction novel Pareidolia in slow motion. A new chapter will be published every week. The premise is available here.


“Now I want you to open your eyes and come slowly back into the room,” Mandy says to the window and the white Sedona morning.

Twelve people form a triangle on the carpet. They face the interior of the triangle and sit upright, knees together in front, feet under their buttocks. A few sigh and stir.

Mandy turns from the window, stern and compactly pretty. “Who would like to begin?”

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