2x10^3 Post - 973 words - CotM and tGM
I've been dreading this particular number for a number of weeks. Hence I haven't posted a thing. However, since two thousand comes after this one I thought I should follow the tradition and post something I'm not so precious about like I am on my current WiP.
For those that don't know I wrote five versions on Children of the Matrix before I decided to poke my toe in the publishing waters. Agents didn't appriciate it and I accumulated a number of rejections before I wrote the sixth version for a Finnish SF/F competition. The letter I got back said that the quality was high but not high enough for the one winning place that went to a female fantasy novelist.
So I binned it and did the same with the sequel that was titled The God Machine. And as I'm posting the ending of the CotM, I'd like to tell you guys the long story in few words. The trilogy beginning focused around Tom Delay, an extraordinary safe-cracker who found out that he had time-travelling abilities that took him in the middle of the post-apocalyptic 22nd century. Soon after he arrived there he became hunted by a multi-planetary mega-corporation that was after something that was in his blood. That something was unique nanites, that the mega-corporation had used to make biomechanoids in order to achieve FTL communication (recently proven scientific concept). After series of adventures Tom ended striking the corporation back by setting himself to steal the children from corporate HQ in the Deep Sea Colony 7.
So this is where you guys jump in, at the hairy ending of the CotM and the beginning of the tGM. I'll hope you'll enjoy critiquing a rare (unedited version 5) ending as we don't see them often.