Twicebound: Chapter Twenty Two – Part One

Vančura accepted a cup of black coffee from Bosze, then leaned back in his chair contentedly. “It seems the STAd is much more durable than you give it credit for.  I don’t know if it’s the mathematics or the materials, but it will keep working long after theory says it should have failed catastrophically.” He […]

Twicebound: Chapter Twenty One – Part Three

“Colonel, you do not have a choice.  It’s that simple.  I know more about the Sandglass program than you do and probably more than even Benwright does.  You’ve sent me through that anomaly so many times it’s become blasé and I’ve kept my eyes open each trip.  You and the technician here are practically old […]

Twicebound: Chapter 15 – Part 1

“Where exactly are we going next, Armelle?” “Well, unless you know of some other top secret facility with a time-travel device in it…” Vančura shook his head with a slight smile. “And I don’t.” “Then back to the Sandglass facility it is, then. Eddie ignored them both, pointedly.  It didn’t make much difference, but he […]

Twicebound: Chapter 13 – Part 3

“You’re kidding, right?” Vančura gave Armelle a semi-apologetic shrug. “Sorry, but no. The only other way to deal with these things is to remove them surgically and we don’t have to tools or the skills for that.” Eddie looked like he was seriously considering panicking, but Armelle spoke before he could. “Hold on a minute.  […]

Twicebound: Chapter 12 – Part 3

Papers rustled and Vančura’s pencil scratched steadily.  On the other side of the kitchen, Eddie perched on a stool, holding an empty cup and examining the coffee pot intently.  He wasn’t paying attention to anything but the slow drip of the percolator. Armelle, however, was watching Vančura.  She thumbed slowly through a stack of pages, […]