The Alternative Kind

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic


Joel Hackett is a blind college student with a marked past. He does everything possible to be independent, living with the fact that he will never recover his eyesight. But when an accident leads
him to a man that gives him back his vision, he decides to sacrifice all for the cure; even his sanity. The catch is that the cure only lasts for a few hours, leaving Joel at the mercy of the
strange man and his family of hominids. Unfortunately, he's not the only one wanting this cure.

Table of Contents

Pitch Black

Submitted: November 06, 2017

  Joel   Open your eyes. What do you see? Most likely, something colorful. If you stare at a plain white wall ... Read Chapter

The Sphinx and The Criminal

Submitted: November 06, 2017

  Joel   Looking at myself in the bathroom mirror felt like I was admiring the sculpture of a Greek god. I kno... Read Chapter

Roman Charles’ Grandson

Submitted: November 06, 2017

Joel     "Put down your weapon," yelled a security guard. "It's not a weapon. It's a medical aid device," I raised ... Read Chapter

Monsters and Humans

Submitted: November 06, 2017

Joel     After breakfast, my eyes became blurry and Hagen gave me another dose of the Sphinx. Later, he dropped me ... Read Chapter

The Most Valued Collection

Submitted: November 06, 2017

  Alden   Slavery was my life since I was fifteen years old. The child I used to be had been murdered by the w... Read Chapter

E.F. Willis

Submitted: November 06, 2017

  Joel   It was three a.m. in the morning when Alden and I sat on a bench by a dark road outside the Karankawa... Read Chapter

The Beautiful Girl

Submitted: November 06, 2017

  Hagen   "Hagen, we need to talk," said Alden drinking a glass of milk as she entered my room.   ... Read Chapter

Door Number Five

Submitted: November 06, 2017

  Joel   3:15 p.m.:   I took Alden's gun from the table and proceeded upstairs. Alden went after ... Read Chapter

Ubiytsa

Submitted: November 06, 2017

Joel     "Who is she?" I put pressure over my wounded arm. "Why do you have her locked up in here?"   ... Read Chapter

Neanderthal Man

Submitted: November 06, 2017

Oyvind     I was born in a place that Sapiens call Russia. For many centuries before its existence, my tribe knew i... Read Chapter

La Muerte en Vida

Submitted: November 06, 2017

  Joel   Oyvind sat nearby in the dark. I could not see much of his face, but his last words for the night wer... Read Chapter

The Hacketts

Submitted: November 06, 2017

      Joel   Ten Years Ago.   "How many questions are there left?" I asked. &nbs... Read Chapter

One of Us

Submitted: November 06, 2017

      Alden   We all sat in the van in disbelieve. Seeing Joel's face dripping in blood, Oyvind p... Read Chapter

Saint Michael

Submitted: November 06, 2017

  Joel   "Am I...am I adopted?" I didn't know what else to say. My eyes pointed into vast space as I sat on th... Read Chapter

Homo Sapiens Scelestum

Submitted: November 06, 2017

  Elizabeth   23 Years Ago:   At first sight, Miami International Airport had three kinds of peop... Read Chapter

Ascension of The Heredem

Submitted: November 06, 2017

  Joel   "I remember Ms. Dune," said Hagen. "She was the one who taught me about family. She told me Athens wa... Read Chapter

A Trip to The Zoo

Submitted: November 06, 2017

  Joel   Covered with a black hoodie, I walked to the arrival line in Cairo Airport. Large TV's advertised tou... Read Chapter