Echo: A Dystopian Science Fiction Novel

Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha

“Can I touch this one?”  I’m in the Batmobile, pointing at a glowing red button.  “No,” Batman grunts and yanks the wheel, taking a left.  I’ve been his apprentice for three months now, and I’m still getting used to the utter coolness of punching bad guys’ faces and swinging from rooftops.  “How about this one?”  I point at another button, one that’s labeled LAUNCH.  He says, “No.”  More emphatically this time.  I give him a quick look and decide to chance it.  “This one then,” I say, pointing at a switch labeled BOOSTERS.  “I’m gonna press this one.”  Without taking his eyes off the road, his right hand flits over to my outstretched left, and does a three-move Wing Chun trap-tangle-redirect.  He stabs me under the ribs with two straightened fingers, executing a Dim Mak chi-strike that throws my intestines into chaos.  “AH JEEZ!”  I clutch my belly and bend over…

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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