Thank You to All Enhanced Readers (and Merry Christmas)

As we move into Christmas week (and yes, Portal will update during the week), I wanted to say thank you to all the readers that have joined The Enhanced Series from around the world. I guessed most of my readers would be from the United States and other native English-speaking countries but thanks to Google Analytics and Jetpack, I have to give a big thank you to the readers from Denmark. They are often number #2 or #3 on my country list (and even #1 once this week).My wife is the daughter of a Danish immigrant (who lives around the corner) so we have a connection. For Juleaften (Christmas Eve),...

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Portal – Chapter 39

Lady Justice and Turbulence floated down together, aiming for the middle of the Bravo deployment zone next to the command Stryker. She had spotted the Bravo company CO and wanted to update him. “Sir, the air threats have been eliminated,” Lady called as they were near touchdown. It had taken both of them to pick up an unconscious Jet Stream, the Enhanced criminal larger than either of the women. They needed to get him into Bravo’s custody before he woke up and dissipated again. “This one is an Air Elementalist,” Turbulence added as they landed. Agents descended quickly upon Jet Stream,...

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Portal – Chapter 38

Scimitar was thankful that the Mosin was not an accurate rifle. When Justice demanded he drop his shield, the sniper fired again. He could hear the bullet fly within inches of his head and impact the ground nearby. He reformed the shield after that, not caring if Justice was looking in the right direction. He had his chance. As Team Three engaged the colonists on the berm, Scimitar began to worry again. They were closer to their objective, but they were also closer to  the machine guns. He could see the green tracer fire as it occasionally raked the deployment zone and even shot at Turbulence...

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Portal – Chapter 37

Lady Justice banked and flew towards a hovering Turbulence, who had removed her helmet. As she lifted her visor, she noticed Mari was bleeding down her right cheek. But how? She was bulletproof like most Enhanced at Category 3. She had seen her records after she became Team Leader. Turbulence fumbled with the zipper of her emergency first-aid kit in the belt pouch to find gauze. Lady Justice floated to her and helped pull it out. “Here, let me help,” she said softly, trying to calm down Turbulence who was wide-eyed in panic.  The wound was not deep and trickled small red drops. “What happened?” “I...

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Mobile Gallery Fixed

I updated the site today and replaced the theme gallery with the default Jetpack gallery. The Portal Characters gallery should now work properly on mobile browsers.

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Welcome TuesdaySerial Readers

I submitted Portal to the TuesdaySerial for the first time today. Welcome to the new readers. The next chapter will be posted on Friday morning for FridayFlash. 

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Portal – Chapter 36

Michael ran across the open field following the trampled path created by Team Four. Even though he was never an outdoorsman, following four guys in power armor was not that difficult on wet soil. He suddenly felt a thud against his leg and then up and down his body, the Harris fiber armor dispersing the kinetic energy across the entire suit. Someone had shot him. He guessed it was an AK or smaller  round. The JTF techs told the recruits they will know when they get hit by the larger calibers. Michael dove into a small ditch for cover, determined not to give his attempted killer another shot...

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Comic Cover – Scimitar

Scimitar has been added to the Portal Characters Gallery.You can see all the character comic covers by clicking Gallery on the Main Menu and selecting Portal Characters.

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Comic Cover – Net

Everyone's favorite computer hacker now has a comic cover. Click 'Gallery' on the main menu to see all character covers.

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Thanks to All the Readers and Welcome to the New Ones

Yesterday was a great day on ThePenintheStone.com with the number of new readers.I would like to thank Tieshann for the link and the very nice comments about Portal. Welcome to everyone that found us through that link.You may have noticed (or not) that we got a #FridayFlash ping. Since my schedule is twice a week, I will submit the first chapter of the week for the #TuesdaySerial and the second chapter for #FridayFlash. I would like to welcome all the visitors we received from them.Thanks again to everyone who reads and comments. Justice is definitely a popular topic.

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