April 10 – A tiny snippet

“Nathan, I heard you missed your lunch companion, Adam,” Head of Security for Mars Base, Liggett asked the warehouse man, Tolly.

“Well we weren’t buddies, but I spoke to him once or twice. He seemed like a nice fellow and somebody said he was transferred. I hope it was a promotion.”

“No, we went through the recordings and we found you never sat at the same table with Adam. Not once, and twice is simply not credible.”

“Maybe we are talking about different people?” Nathan asked. “Adam is the name I remember. We never talked enough that I knew where he worked or anything.”

“Come along,” Liggett said. “We’ll put you under the cap and help you remember,” he offered. With the two big security guys behind him it wasn’t an offer he could really refuse.

13 Responses to April 10 – A tiny snippet

  1. Ann April 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm #

    Are there really two factions on Mars – Scientists and Admin and if so why aren’t the Scientists firming up their support and control and why is Admin/Security reducing its support base by dictatorial actions.

    In a fragile ecosystem upsetting the people who maintain it is risky. Some people respond to abusive power by engaging in a lose/lose interaction rather than let the abusive power have a win’lose interaction with them. Murder and suicide isn’t uncommon.

    In a fragile environment everything needs to go right to be safe.

    • Mac April 21, 2018 at 7:59 am #

      Yep there will be trouble for sure. Why will come out in time. Don’t want to give too much away.

  2. matthew martin April 21, 2018 at 2:11 am #


    there is a video the you mit find useful

    • Mac April 21, 2018 at 7:58 am #

      Thanks. I don’t expect to use structures on that scale in my stories.

  3. 1Stew April 21, 2018 at 10:19 am #

    Is there more than 200 people now? His excuses seem strange if that is the size of the population. I would think everyone would know a tiny bit about everyone. Like a small town with lots of gosip as there is nothing else going on there socially. With a fair amount of speculation (who is that new guy?) if the friction of the “Experiment” or social conflict is producing pressure. My class in high school only had 126 people. I didn’t know (have conversations) them all but I knew of (could point them out) them for this guy to claim that he might have had the wrong person…absurd. If he is truly hoping to push a lie.

    • Mac April 24, 2018 at 3:52 pm #

      I’ve seen spin master layer on the bull pretty thick. Think quasi-military organization with separate shifts and departments and security protocols by the paranoid more than high school.

  4. Mark May 7, 2018 at 7:01 pm #

    Any update yet as to when we might expect next April or Family Law?

    • Mac May 10, 2018 at 10:34 pm #

      No, life has been interfering. I am more than halfway done with April #10.

  5. Biz O. May 18, 2018 at 9:45 am #

    Well, the “Grey Men” always find a way…. don’t ya know. ?

  6. William F Fain June 2, 2018 at 12:49 am #

    Any news on April…have not heard in a while

  7. Bree June 2, 2018 at 8:20 am #

    Hi hi,
    Any word on the new April release?
    Looking forward to reading it when it’s out.

    • Mac June 2, 2018 at 9:31 am #

      Coming up on 98k words. I expect it to be out to readers in a month and I’m promised a cover already.

  8. Maelstrom June 2, 2018 at 1:47 pm #

    Am seriously looking forward to April 10. The Suspension is torturous. Kerp up the good work.

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