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Across town, Colby Patterson, Sierra Vista’s star student, has just experienced his soul torn from his body and returned to its original owner, Oliver, leaving him empty, void of emotion, a psychopath, who is now determined to get his soul back using any means necessary.
When Oliver comes to realize he’s being pursued by Colby he must decide what to do. Can he defend himself against this soulless psychopath? Will he be able to bring himself to murder? And, if so, what will happen to his soul?
It’s a battle for the ultimate prize – ownership of the soul.
Enjoy an excerpt:
Oliver Conroy found himself in a black tunnel, surrounded by grey fog, pulled backwards through a cluster of bright stars folding in upon themselves. A man’s calm voice soothed his rigid body and kept him from convulsing all over the operating table. He opened his eyes to see this man hovering over him.
“There, there, Oliver, not so fast. You are only eighty-five percent dethawed.”
He felt a needle in his arm and then a cool serum work its way through his veins. In a matter of moments another sensation overcame him.
“Water,” he mouthed.
“Nurse Sanders, give him more of the liquefied gas and a cup of water.”
“Yes, doctor,” she said, rushing to grab an additional bag of blue liquid.
Oliver watched as she changed out the empty bag for the full one, then sat him up and helped him to drink.
“Alright, another successful revitalization,” the doctor said, snapping off his plastic gloves and tossing them into a waste bin. He picked up a transparent clipboard at the end of the operating table, flicked through it and then turned to Oliver.
“Welcome back, Mr. Conroy. I’m Dr. John Parker and you are officially our tenth patient to be revitalized.” He turned to the nurse. “Not bad for being frozen at negative one hundred and ninety-six degrees for the last eighteen years, huh?”
About the Author:
She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Master’s in Education and the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor's in English. She is currently working towards her MFA in Creative Writing at Spalding University.
Her work includes "The Portrait" (Gypsy Shadow Publishing), "Summer of Winged Creatures" (Saturday's Child Press) and EXTENSION (6/15/14, Crescent Moon Press).
Follow her at lisavpires.com.
Twitter at @lisavpires
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