Paradox – Chapter 24

Even with the engines turned forward like a conventional aircraft, the V-22 Osprey bounced up and down in the turbulence. The aircraft was filled to maximum capacity with men in Harris armor and other in the standard JTF Enhanced suits. Justice squeezed his way between two soldiers from Bravo company.“You’ll never make it through, Justice,” Trauma said standing in front of him. “Scimitar and Director Thornton wants everyone to stay put until touchdown.”“Shutup and wait for orders,” said Justice as he rolled his eyes. “In other words, we have no idea what the hell is going...

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Paradox – Chapter 23

The first thing Michael’s mind registered was the sound of a car engine struggling to run. As his eyes blinked, the blurry world slowly returned to focus. His brain counted the seconds out slowly. After a moment, he tried to move, but his neck felt stiff from the awkward angle, and his shoulder flamed with the burn of a thousand hot pokers. He tensed up out of reflex, guarding against the pain. The wind from several bullet holes in the windshield blew on his face.The pain in his neck came sharply back as he jumped at the familiar voice that spoke next to him, “Well, look who decided to wake...

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Delay in Next Chapter (Editor!)

I am happy to announce that I have an editor to review my chapters before they are released. For me, the slowest part of the process was editing and this will provide me more time to focus on writing and increase the quality of work. As I've said many times, writing does not come easy for me, but my editor has years of experience and will not hold back. I'm very excited.This will push back Chapter 23 a few days until the editor can finish with it. Then chapters 1-22 of Paradox will get updated and eventually all the chapters of Portal.

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Paradox – Chapter 22

“It tastes like eggplant,” Justice said with his eyes close as he chewed the food. Amira stood in front of him holding a spoon. “I also taste some onions and tomatoes.”Amira leaned back biting her lip as she anticipated his reaction. “So what do you think?”“It’s good, damn good, really,” Justice replied emphasizing his enjoyment of the food by licking his lips. “I’m half Italian and I could see my mom’s family cooking something like this. What did you call it?”The Arab girl smiled when Justice opened his eyes and looked at her. “Most people call it baba ghanoush....

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Paradox – Chapter 21

The Harris armor provided no protection for the mundane soldier as the Nanoblade penetrated the chest armor and slid effortlessly across the torso. The soldier screamed for a few seconds as he collapsed from massive shock and blood loss. Maze knew Metall’s soldier would be dead in a minute, but so would he if he did not roll to the right. As he did, another soldier released a stream of bullets from his M4 rifle. The bullets bounced off the asphalt sending up sparks and rocks. Maze retracted the Nanoblade and pulled it back under the cloak. To the soldiers, he simply vanished into thin air.“Switching...

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New Chapter Tonight and Website Update

Sorry about the posting delays. My computer has suffered from the Windows 8 version of the Bluescreen of Death over the last few weeks and I've been losing work each time it crashed. I finally found the program and hardware responsible and swapped it out. The next Paradox chapter will be posted tonight. I am also releasing a website update today. If everything goes well, only the back-end programming will change, but I wanted to let the readers know if something breaks.

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Paradox – Chapter 20

“No!” yelled Eagle as she finished her dive-bomb and landed on Terrorvolt, knocking him backwards and forcing the minigun to fire wildly in the air. Eagle used her claws to camp down on the armor, her Enhanced strength digging in the steel plates.“Get off me, you stupid bird bitch!” Terrrorvolt demanded as he tried to hammer punch Eagle off the shoulder area of his armor. “He’s getting away.”“Metall wants him alive, Terrorvolt,” Eagle said as she struggled to stay on as the metal armor bucked underneath her. “He’ll kill you for betraying him. He’ll kill all of us if we let that...

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Paradox – Chapter 19

Indianapolis - 35 years ago It was a spoil of war from the early days. A serial rapist terrorized the near north side of Indianapolis, sneaking into the dormitory rooms and apartments of female students at Butler, back when it was a university, and sneaking out before anyone realized what happened. At first, police thought he was just another sick criminal likely with grievances against women - he would always carve the letter X on his victims to mark his victory.While still a street cop, Ronald answered a call about shots fired in a nearby house that converted into multiple apartments for students....

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Paradox – Chapter 18

The car slowed as several hundred lumens of light mounted on the Harris armor helmet, lit up the street. Each man also held a rifle which encouraged the driver to slow down and finally stop in front of the makeshift roadblock. The lead soldier held up his hand in the universal symbol to stop before walking around the front of the car to the driver side window. The driver kept his hands on the wheel as the remaining three agents fanned around the front of the car to create a perimeter.“Please, turn off your car and step outside,” the soldier nearest the car ordered in a firm voice. The driver...

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Paradox – Chapter 17

“Hot Rod to Eagle, I got our squirrel,” squawked the radio in Screaming Eagle’s ear.“Copy,” she replied to the speedster as she positioned her body vertically to hover. “Maybe you’re not as useless as I thought. Wrap him up and get him ready for transport back to Chicago.”“Yeah, I’ll bring him back for pickup. You just remember who did all the real work, babe.”Screaming Eagle focused her vision, far superior to any mundane and almost as powerful as the optics in Terrorvolt’s suit, on twin beams of light racing up the two lane road that split the forest. The forest...

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