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England 2067. Decades of regeneration after ‘the event’ has left the world divided and ruled by ZETA, an anonymous organisation embraced by citizens who form the majority of earth’s remaining population. Based in southern England this apocalyptic fantasy suspense thriller contains mild horror and is suited to both adults and young adults. The story follows the adventures of SNIPE SIREN one of the few remaining non-citizens. Snipes father RUSH UNIX entrusts VICTOR HARDEN an elderly antique dealer and sympathiser with his son after breaking the Zeta agreement. Other than Victor, LEXI TEAL, Snipes long term girlfriend is the only person he trusts. A lone wolf, non-conformist Snipe gains a reputation as a fearless rebel and protector of non-citizens. Snipe met Lexi when they were both fourteen. Like most non-citizens she’s evaded Zetas grip by living in underground camps and protects SPUD, a young defenseless boy who looks to her as a mother. Victor Harden the owner of Harden Antiques and guardian of Snipe Siren used to be an inventor. He’s a chipped citizen who feeds and protects the unchipped undesirables of his town. Trapped between scan pods, Snipe embarks on a roller coaster ride of escape and capture to find Lexi, a secret base controlled by his father, discover his past, and solve the mystery of Zeta.

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Chapter One

Submitted: July 06, 2017

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Zeta Chapter Two

Submitted: July 07, 2017

Thank you for reading the first chapter. I will be uploading a chapter every day for your enjoyment and reviews. Please comment on and critique my writing and I will return the favour on any work you send to me. I'm still finding my way around the site -- not entirely sure whether I'm doing things in the correct order -- so comments and help will also be great. Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Four

Submitted: July 09, 2017

Thank you for reading the first three chapters of Zeta. This is the fourth, and a chapter will be added every day for your enjoyment and comments. Please do comment, good or bad, all will be greatly received and in return I will comment on your work. Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Five

Submitted: July 10, 2017

Chapter Five Deep underground, level seven known as the zoo by adults, school by any aged under twelve, and a waste of time by Lexi, ... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Six

Submitted: July 11, 2017

Chapter Six Lexi slid her back down the smooth cold wall then brought her knees up to her chin. She was already breaking the rules be... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Seven

Submitted: July 12, 2017

Chapter Seven With a smirk and a puffed out bottom lip, Snipe handed Victor the four inch kitchen knife and a hand full of washed net... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Eight

Submitted: July 13, 2017

Chapter Eight She’d been watching the warden dose off for over three hours. Every time she went to make her move he’d snort then ... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Nine

Submitted: July 14, 2017

Chapter Nine The force of water jolted Snipes head backward. He opened his eyes and mouth between the high pressure spurts that came ... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Ten

Submitted: July 15, 2017

Chapter Ten Smeared lip marks on the transparent screen stood between Lexi and Snipe. Soundproof from the outside, inside, the dividi... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Eleven

Submitted: July 16, 2017

Chapter Eleven Snipe kept walking. One painful foot in-front the other, repeating the process as he had done since leaving Victor. Hi... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Twelve

Submitted: July 17, 2017

Chapter Twelve The Church stood centre to a spiral of printed new builds housing the good citizens of Mount Pass. With a population o... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Thirteen

Submitted: July 18, 2017

Chapter Thirteen   Lexi wasn’t used to seeing Snipe with long hair. Tucking it behind his ears, he shouted and banged the ... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Fourteen

Submitted: July 19, 2017

 Chapter Fourteen Snipe opened the door to the storage room, “Looks like the Vicars a closet queen.” Walker closed the h... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Fifteen

Submitted: July 20, 2017

Chapter Fifteen “Like a gentle animal. He can be a tiger when he needs to be but he wouldn’t hurt a fly. He’d ask me to move a ... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Sixteen

Submitted: July 21, 2017

Chapter Sixteen Snipe sat next to the driver of the largest transporter within a convoy of twelve. Family vehicles and a school bus m... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Seventeen

Submitted: July 22, 2017

Chapter Seventeen “We will freeze to death,” Bill said, “or be killed by drones, we may as well try our luck back at Mount Pass... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Eighteen

Submitted: July 23, 2017

Chapter Eighteen People on the bus had noticed nothing, Snipe thought it better to leave them to their singing. No point rocking the ... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Nineteen

Submitted: July 23, 2017

Chapter Nineteen “Where are you going?” Bill said. Instead of motivating and lifting his spirits, the mix of prayer, whisperi... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Twenty

Submitted: July 23, 2017

Chapter Twenty Someone called out to him, “Move god damn it, move.” His eyes flicked open, it was still there hovering above,... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Twenty One

Submitted: July 23, 2017

  Chapter Twenty One Stopping at the hedge row, freezing fog blurred his vision. Two male voices ahead and the perfumed smel... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Twenty Two

Submitted: July 23, 2017

Chapter Twenty-Two   Snipe opened the driver’s door to the family saloon. Alex peered in, avoiding the window screen, all ... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Twenty Three

Submitted: July 23, 2017

Chapter Twenty-Three The rec room canteen had thinned out after the breakfast rush. Kat chose the coffee machine rather than the coun... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Twenty Four

Submitted: July 23, 2017

Chapter Twenty-Four Ice patches strewn across otherwise crisp snow hindered them to where they’d had to scatter ferns and sticks un... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Twenty Five

Submitted: July 23, 2017

Chapter Twenty-Five “You want some?” Spud said, sitting up for the first time since entering the air duct. “I’m alright S... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Twenty Six

Submitted: July 23, 2017

Chapter Twenty Six The truck stopped. Alex gripped Snipes arm, “For the love of god, stick to the plan this time,” he said, ... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Twenty Seven

Submitted: July 23, 2017

Chapter Twenty Seven Having resisted the transition between worlds, Snipe collapsed on entry. He breathed in a sweet smell. The smell... Read Chapter

Zeta Chapter Twenty Eight

Submitted: July 23, 2017

Chapter Twenty Eight A sea of people strewed across open space. Snipe, Lexi and Spud stood around a hundred feet from the raised stag... Read Chapter

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