Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Excerpt from Daughter Of Zeus

Daughter Of Zeus
By Red Harvey
Science Fiction
Champagne Books:

With the power of a god, would you choose vengeance or forgiveness?


Too bad she didn’t really know what she was doing. Her powers had recently manifested, and she was still learning how to use them. Zapping roaches and overriding ATM machines came to her naturally, like breathing. Powering a car would, hopefully, come as naturally.

She closed her eyes and took deep breaths, the type her mom would be proud of. She imagined her mom on the brink of one of her many anxiety attacks and found it hard not to smile. Just doin’ my breathin’ exercises, she would say.

Deep breathing worked, brought Ada out of the panic bubble. In a state of rest, her mind reached out to the engine. She imagined the car alive with electricity. The car sputtered, and inside, she ignited as well. Her heart fired when the car did. Immediately, she felt a tug, like an invisible harness around her chest, tied to the engine, pulling and pulling but she wasn’t going anywhere.

“Route to home,” Ada gasped.

“Routing to home. We will reach your destination in three minutes.”

Three minutes? Another ten seconds dragged on, taking her lungs with them. Already her chest burned. No, her chest was freezing cold. Every breath tasted like swallowing a handful of nickels.

As the car continued on auto-pilot, she struggled to stay awake.

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