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Excerpt Chapter from the novel, The Blood Ring

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Permian Spring

Apparently, they aren’t even reptiles. With skin covered in scutes, boasting a vertebral sail and powerful jaws, this thing looks like a fat, bear-sized lizard, but Russell Hansard seems to think the wildlife around here predates the dinosaurs by fifty million years. Out of the two thousand surviving passengers on board the Cruise Ship Eudora, … Continue reading Permian Spring

The Fright Machine

Hacking robots can be lots of fun. Celebrating April Ghouls Day at horrorscribes.com with this flash fiction entry. Sawtooth froze. His clown quartet went from performing a slo-mo at the crossing lights to lunatic postures, ridiculing the angry driver. The black Audi inched closer, but when Mr Axe showed off his plastic hatchet, the motorist … Continue reading The Fright Machine

The Hate Triangle

An excerpt from the book “The Blood Ring.” Her russet eyes stood out, through dark mascara, heavy makeup and curly hair. There were several things I disliked about the girl; her open, shameless flirtation with Sophie being one. The dress she wore, an embroidered, simple number, suggested she’d been living in a bus shelter, a … Continue reading The Hate Triangle

Junknews

An excerpt from the book “The Blood Ring.” “What is the problem?” said Wendy Socorro as she snuggled into the back seat. “It’s two hours before you stream live. You can’t switch stories on me know,” said her producer, Ethan A. Gerencia. The panic in his voice caused his words to sound awkward and out … Continue reading Junknews

Year of the Dog

An excerpt from the book “The Blood Ring.” “I’m gonna feed you to the dogs,” said Fred Greenway brandishing a cleaver. He brought it down and cut into the young punk’s thigh. Doctor Gus flinched even though he’d seen this a hundred times. Having taken a Lava pill, his brain perceived the high-def images on … Continue reading Year of the Dog

Scumhackers

An excerpt from the book “The Blood Ring.” “Did ya reset that last pango before you sold it to the girl?” asked Martin while urinating, standing upright behind a mound of garbage. She finished, pulled up her pants and strolled over to where Rico sat. Rico surveyed the lane way situated adjacent to the B … Continue reading Scumhackers

Dendro Token

The official voucher system for the novel “The Blood Ring”. Dendro (DEN) is an Ethereum-based token issued by the author of “The Blood Ring.” Holders of the token are entitled to trade the Dendro for any official content or content-related product offered by Bill Kandiliotis. These tokens can be used as vouchers to access the following … Continue reading Dendro Token

Yellowcop is everywhere.

It can see and hear everything. It can track where you are in the physical world and what you do in the virtual one. This panoptic surveillance network is legal and built into in every electronic device, gadget or machine that comes off the factory floor, from robot trashcans to autonomous smartcars. Anonymity is officially … Continue reading Yellowcop is everywhere.