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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic
The novel tells the story of Lisa Monroe, whose life is upended when she takes up distance running in her spare time. What begins innocently enough turns out to be more than it seems: her running pastime begins to serve as a metaphor for addiction, something that loved ones in her life are curiously beginning to struggle with as well.

It is revealed that Lisa's husband (Kyle), the founder of a start-up medical device company, is responsible for letting shoddy products hit the market. One of the patients injured due to his negligence has decided to take revenge on Kyle and all those he cares for; the supernatural methods he unleashes to do so are unveiled to be the addictions that Kyle, Lisa, and their close orbit are hit with.

26.2 explores the many facets and faces of addiction and weaves together an exciting narrative that leaves readers guessing until the conclusion. It serves as a fresh way of analyzing everyday issues through an unconventional perspective.

Table of Contents

Mile One

Submitted: May 31, 2017

He pulled the hospital sheets over his shivering body, wishing for the hundredth time someone was there to provide solace. But no loved o... Read Chapter

Mile 2

Submitted: June 01, 2017

  Arriving late was an act she never engaged in. There might be those who thought nothing of downplaying tardiness, plugging alo... Read Chapter

Mile 3

Submitted: June 02, 2017

The first post-separation Thanksgiving proved less of a challenge than Lisa anticipated. Though she only had several members of her fam... Read Chapter

Mile 4

Submitted: June 02, 2017

Mile 4   Tolliver Monroe embodied the keen perception lying dormant in the recesses of a child’s imagination, quickly ab... Read Chapter

Mile 5

Submitted: June 02, 2017

A typical morning saw Lisa get to the Drummer Financial building a few minutes prior to Court’s arrival. Her obsession with promptnes... Read Chapter

Mile 6

Submitted: June 05, 2017

It had been eight years since Lisa received the phone call that ranked high on the list of her most acute fears: a voice on the other l... Read Chapter

Mile 7

Submitted: June 06, 2017

Mile 7   The 5k was slated for a 7:30 P.M. start—“Just like it has been every year since ‘80” the morning pape... Read Chapter

Mile 8

Submitted: June 06, 2017

Mile 8     Christmas Eve dinner came to a conclusion with Tolliver eagerly tearing into his presents as Lisa lent... Read Chapter

Mile 9

Submitted: June 06, 2017

Lisa was on one of the many trails on the Perrington outskirts, or at least this was where her disoriented mind placed her current loca... Read Chapter

Mile 10

Submitted: June 06, 2017

  A peek into any American place of business during the week between Christmas and New Year’s is sure to reveal a lack of pr... Read Chapter

Mile 11

Submitted: June 06, 2017

Her first order of business after cleaning off the sweat was to check the local news online. She was anxious to find out just how large... Read Chapter

Mile 12

Submitted: June 06, 2017

Lisa made a truce with herself that she’d stick to the promise of setting aside New Year’s Eve and Day would for rest from physical e... Read Chapter

Mile 13 and 13.1

Submitted: June 06, 2017

And run she did. Nine miles elapsed between Olympia Street and the time she stopped at the water fountain in Lake Springs Park, site ... Read Chapter

Mile 14

Submitted: June 12, 2017

Mile 14   Lisa came to take it for granted that she’d lack soreness each morning after her runs. Though uncharacteristic f... Read Chapter

Mile 15

Submitted: June 12, 2017

Mile 15   Tolliver had been tight lipped about Kyle and Miss Franklin’s (and one another) since breaking the news around... Read Chapter

Mile 16

Submitted: June 12, 2017

Court’s early morning ambush in Lisa’s office left her with little wiggle room when it came to running the Valentine’s Weekend ha... Read Chapter

Mile 17

Submitted: June 24, 2017

She headed over to a deli with Court after the group parted ways for the evening, the rumblings in her stomach crying out for placation... Read Chapter

Mile 18

Submitted: June 24, 2017

The half marathon got underway precisely on time, the starting buzzer sounding at the national anthem’s conclusion. Lisa was convince... Read Chapter

Mile 19

Submitted: June 24, 2017

Lisa took the following day off from her cardio routine, giving her legs a much-needed respite from the abuse they spent the last sever... Read Chapter

Mile 20

Submitted: June 24, 2017

Lisa steered away from braggadocio when it came to the hefty performance she put in on the gym’s treadmill. It left her with a nasty ... Read Chapter

Mile 21

Submitted: June 24, 2017

Having confirmation of Lisa’s penchant for running gave Kyle a new conversation starter the next time Tolliver and Audrey were brough... Read Chapter

Mile 22

Submitted: June 24, 2017

The encounter with Terrie Franklin on that March morning would differ from the fortune cookie handoffs to his other victims. It was sev... Read Chapter

Mile 23

Submitted: June 24, 2017

“I’m a few minutes from the apartment right now. Let me in when you hear the doorbell.” Terrie Franklin had been the first to... Read Chapter

Mile 24

Submitted: June 24, 2017

Five minutes later Lisa was in the apartment, realizing with some consternation this was the first time she set foot inside of it. Even... Read Chapter

Mile 25

Submitted: June 24, 2017

Any desire she once held to second-guess the intentions of the beings now guiding her actions were out the window as Terrie steered her... Read Chapter

Chapters 26/26.2

Submitted: June 24, 2017

The view became clear once the door was opened and the driver tugged out: whatever was in the driver’s seat had horrifyingly mutilate... Read Chapter