The Dream Job

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
They look like people, but they're not. Of course they're not. They can't be. Those in charge would never order the hunting of the entities if they were actual people... would they?

Among a population living their entire lives within the corridors of the compound, those chosen for the hunting program enjoy a highly coveted position - as to be a hunter is the only known way one gets to leave the compound. They get to enter the occurrences, the fantastical places where the entities reside.

As a hunter, Zed must harvest their remains for an unknown purpose. But are the accompanying perks worth a troubled conscience? It doesn't help his doubts when an entity displays a hint of emotion.

Table of Contents

The Hunt

Submitted: April 25, 2016

(Quick disclaimer, despite what happens in this first chapter, this isn't a zombie apocalypse story or anything like that) Read Chapter

The Meeting

Submitted: April 25, 2016

  2   The 'headquarters' as it was called, would be more accurately described as a mess hall. It was the go ... Read Chapter

The Mission

Submitted: April 25, 2016

3   For Zed, the prospect of bringing back an entity alive for once was a welcome one, though there was also the worry tha... Read Chapter

The Escape

Submitted: May 11, 2016

4   Zed was unable to move, his neck transfixed by the thick noose of crushed petals. He was trying to remove it as best h... Read Chapter

The Painting

Submitted: September 19, 2016

5   "I'm sorry," Zurai interrupted Zed's report of the hunt, "petals? The entity attacked you with petals?" Zed frowned.... Read Chapter

The Recurrence

Submitted: October 01, 2016

6   Moving around the three hunters in broad daylight, the crowd of projections took no notice of them.  Da're... Read Chapter

The Reality

Submitted: October 07, 2016

7   What? That was the only word that Zed's mind could manage. It was several moments before he could even begin to proc... Read Chapter

The Predicament

Submitted: December 10, 2016

8   Zed took a step back, "You want me to what?" Yllahn took a step closer, "You will trade places with t... Read Chapter

The Crossing

Submitted: December 14, 2016

9   Zurai walked into view, noting the stricken expression on the hunter's face, "Subject's awake!" he called out toward a d... Read Chapter

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