Burning Lead

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Science Fiction
The year is 2048. Humanity has achieved a feat that it has striven for for several decades. A virtual world capable of unlimited programming. This technology exists entirely within the hands of U.S. military. Under the guise, "Project Shadow", soldiers practice live combat within a simulator capable of creating a perfect copy of reality down to all known physical laws. James Hannock is one of the newest recruits to Regiment 25 of 100. Within their facilities, each Regiment is composed of 6 teams who train for battles against each other year-round. He comes into the Regiment being the fastest fighter in his class with incredible skill in hand-to-hand combat. This is his experience.

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Chapter 1: Recruitment Day

Submitted: February 24, 2017

Date: May 5, 2048 Time: 06:13 EST Location: 35.796505, -82.254097 -- Regiment 25 Brisk. That is the only word anyone would us... Read Chapter

Chapter 2: Orientation

Submitted: February 24, 2017

Hannock woke up the next morning to his alarm and found a piece of paper on his bedside table. It was a summons from the team leader, X-R... Read Chapter

Chapter 3: This is Merely the Beginning

Submitted: February 24, 2017

Don't mind the sudden introduction of indents after the cutoff line midway through the chapter. It just seems to do that. Sorry if that bothers anyone. Read Chapter

Chapter 4: Molding

Submitted: February 25, 2017

It had been two days since Hannock had that talk with X-Ray. Just as he had predicted, Hannock was beginning to find it easier to handle ... Read Chapter

Chapter 5: A Taste of Their Own Medicine

Submitted: March 08, 2017

That next morning, Hannock woke up to an unfamiliar feeling than his usual routine. For one thing, he couldn’t see. For another, he see... Read Chapter

Chapter 6: Last One

Submitted: March 14, 2017

They were finally on their last day of Hell Week. As X-Ray had told Hannock early on, it was easier for them to experience the horrors th... Read Chapter

Chapter 7: Choose Your Own Place

Submitted: March 14, 2017

Life flowed back into Hannock’s body as he woke up back in the launch chamber. He saw everyone waking up as well, often coughing or sha... Read Chapter

Chapter 8: Living up to Expectations

Submitted: February 14, 2018

Hannock was a full member of Black Team now. He had survived the trial by fire known as “Hell Week” and joined the ranks of the soldi... Read Chapter

Chapter 9: An Iron Will

Submitted: April 03, 2018

A new day, a new battle. The orders came to X-Ray like they had done every other time. X-Ray looked over the details himself first and th... Read Chapter

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