Man in the Abandoned World

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
David Jacobs fought hard to have a career--living in a time where the rate of male births is only 1 in 10,000, he's used to having to prove himself, but can he prove that he has what it takes to be a police officer in the harsh environment of Topside? Can he prove his gender to be an asset instead of an impediment ?

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An accidental recruit

Submitted: December 26, 2016

Man in the Abandoned World By Keisha Gamman   Even on the very last day of peace officer training, when I knew I wasn’... Read Chapter

The Topside Threat

Submitted: December 27, 2016

Two days before I got fired, I woke up to the sound of a broadcast that broke the com out of sleep cycle in the middle of the night. &nbs... Read Chapter

Unauthorized Investigation

Submitted: December 28, 2016

  The next day was Wednesday, my day off, and the headlines of the morning news couldn't have been more nagg... Read Chapter

Journey to The Stakes

Submitted: December 29, 2016

At 5:30 the next morning I awoke with a purple kind of pain in my chest and ringing in my ears, skin still coated in a fine lay... Read Chapter

Fight For Your Future

Submitted: December 30, 2016

I grabbed the golden badge and pulled.  When it wouldn't give, I yanked.  And when it still didn't want to give I squeezed the ... Read Chapter

Story 2: Kiki the Whore

Submitted: January 01, 2017

Story 2   I went home that night not knowing what to expect.  Despite the fact that I had made the collar on Da... Read Chapter

Utility Duty

Submitted: January 02, 2017

I had seen them topside plenty of times before – sleek-sided, hulking, barely-off-the-ground transports with four rows of dual wheels t... Read Chapter

Out of Alignment

Submitted: January 02, 2017

Thursday morning I put the com away and tried to re-center my thoughts—I had all this extra time in the morning, and I made up my ... Read Chapter

Time With the Military Techs - But What About the Power Drain?

Submitted: January 04, 2017

“Look, I’m not gonna ride your ass about it, it’s just . . . both of those techs were ready to sue.  What’s there to get all... Read Chapter

A Tale of Two Topsiders

Submitted: January 05, 2017

The second run on the cycle wasn’t nearly as harrowing as the first.  Johanna was street smart, someone who was used to seein’ T... Read Chapter

File Forbidden!

Submitted: January 06, 2017

The next day I counted my lucky stars that during the 11 o’clock hour, no one was at the station.  I was beginning to understand t... Read Chapter

Stormin' up to the Raddison

Submitted: January 07, 2017

  Johanna stood and dusted herself off as the cruiser approached.  She had been sitting squat on a set of dusty concrete st... Read Chapter

Hostage Situation

Submitted: January 12, 2017

  I woke up face down on a smooth, marble floor peering between four feet and two stinger barrels.  I could only really mov... Read Chapter

In Dire Need

Submitted: January 13, 2017

  Tumna’s goons dragged me face forward through the corridors of the hotel, a hand under each arm, their faces fighting to sta... Read Chapter

Emergency Surgery in the Breakroom

Submitted: January 15, 2017

Darlene approached my cruiser as soon as it sailed into the garage.  She opened the door and propped me up with my arm over her shou... Read Chapter

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