Thursday, March 31, 2016
Yours Truly, 2095
Yours Truly, 2095
Jeff Blue - the victim of a time-travel conspiracy - wakes up trapped in the year 2095. The only familiar face is J0, a robotic copy of the wife he left behind in 1981. But can she be trusted? J0 could be the only key to unlock Jeff's journey home, but it will require her to do something against her programming , something human.
During Jeff's perilous journey through the future, he will have to discover the truth about J0's origins, and solve the mystery behind how he wound up in 2095, in order to uncover the reality of his own destiny.
Armed with a one-way ticket to the moon, Jeff must race against the clock to seize what might be his last chance to return home to his time. A time without hover cars, Justice Computers, or TeleSkins - a time over 100 years ago.
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Enjoy an EXCERPT:
Kelly led the way to the top of the stairs as her husband sat at the poker table to appease his guests. When we reached the second floor, I could hear one of their daughters singing from a bedroom.
“Someday I won’t be anybody—I’ll just be the sky …”
It was very prophetic and, yet, very sad.
“Mr. Blue. He lived in this house before us. He just wanted to see it again,” Kelly answered.
Mimi scuffled out into the hallway to greet us. My heart almost stopped in my chest. She looked at me suspiciously as soon as she saw me in the hallway.
“Mama, this is the man who gave me the flower today!”
Mimi ran back into her room to grab her daisy. Kelly looked at me with curious eyes. I could sense J0 make the connection between Mimi’s flower and the flowers that I had brought home earlier. Out of my peripheral vision, I saw her turn and glare at me. I realized that explaining the situation to Mimi’s mother was probably more important than J0’s impending wrath.
“Jeff, were you the one who gave Mimi that flower? She told me that some guy stopped to watch her and her friends play soccer, and then he gave all the girls a flower. My first reaction was to call the police and let the Justice Computer handle the situation.”
“I’m sorry if I scared you, Kelly,” I began. “I had just come from the mall after buying daisies for Julie. I was trying to find this house before I went home, but I could only remember the street name, not the address. I saw Mimi and her friends playing, and I was just trying to be friendly. I didn’t mean any harm.”
I hoped that my answer would satisfy both Kelly and J0 at the same time, so I wouldn’t have to face J0’s asperity once we got back to the hover car.
“That’s so sweet,” Kelly said. “You can’t even accept a nice gesture anymore without suspicion these days, it seems. It’s sad, really, when you think about it.”
Although I was relieved that Kelly seemed satisfied with my explanation, I was sure that J0 was going to interrogate me later, especially since the ELO device hadn’t tracked me going anywhere near West Winter Street.
“Did you thank Mr. Blue?” Kelly asked her daughter.
“You have a sweet girl,” J0 commented.
I shot J0 a quizzical look. I couldn’t quite decipher if she was just being tactful to keep up appearances while we were inside the Kaminskis’ house. I was even more frightened that I was going to be berated once we left.
Brian Paone was born and raised in the Salem, Massachusetts area. An award winning author, his love of writing began through the medium of short stories at the young age of twelve. After almost 20 years of consistently writing short stories for only his friends and family to read, Brian's first full-length novel was published in 2007, and he has published two more since then. Brian is married to an Officer in the US Navy, and they have 3 children. Brian is a Police Officer for the St. Mary's GA Police Department and has been working in Law Enforcement since 2002. He is also a self-proclaimed roller coaster junkie, and his favorite color is burnt-orange.
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