Identity Theft

Scarlet - Part 10

The Infection Vector: Chapter 6 - Ruth

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THE INFECTION VECTOR
The sequel to 'The House In The Hollow'

CHAPTER 6 - RUTH

By Touch the Light

My freckled fingers freeze, just as they did all those months ago when I feared that death might be waiting for me in the room I was about to enter.

This time it’s life that’s scaring the pants off me.

The Infection Vector: Chapter 5 - Richard

THE INFECTION VECTOR
The sequel to 'The House In The Hollow'

CHAPTER 5 - RICHARD

By Touch the Light

Somehow I’ve been turned into a girl.

Stranger things have happened, I suppose.

Can’t think of one right now...

The Infection Vector: Chapter 4 - Sylvia

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THE INFECTION VECTOR
The sequel to 'The House In The Hollow'

CHAPTER 4 - SYLVIA

By Touch the Light

We’ll see which one of us lands him first.

Sylvia had won that contest hands down. But the night Ruth came back…

The Infection Vector: Chapter 3 - Toby

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THE INFECTION VECTOR
The sequel to 'The House In The Hollow'

CHAPTER 3 - TOBY

By Touch the Light

He uses the payphone by the fruit machine. The number he dials is preceded by no STD code, and the coins he inserts are purely for show.

When he replaces the receiver, Toby Cunningham is no wiser than when he picked it up.

Watch and wait.

Just for a change.

The Infection Vector: Chapter 2 - Tina and Ellie

THE INFECTION VECTOR
The sequel to 'The House In The Hollow'

CHAPTER 2 - TINA and ELLIE

By Touch the Light

She hurries through the shop doorway and immediately feels her whole body go rigid. To her left, holding a bag of long-grain rice, stands an apparition who’d have been perfectly at home stalking the torchlit corridors of a Transilvanian castle...

The Infection Vector: Chapter 1 - Jeremy

THE INFECTION VECTOR
The sequel to 'The House In The Hollow'

CHAPTER 1 - JEREMY

By Touch the Light

It wasn’t going to be like playing one of the ugly sisters. Nobody would be in on the joke. There’d be no knowing winks to the audience, no muttered asides in a normal voice.

And no way of telling how long it might be before the curtain came down.

The House In The Hollow: Chapter 4

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THE HOUSE IN THE HOLLOW
The sequel to 'Truth Or Consequences'

CHAPTER 4

By Touch the Light

How long did Gillian hold out? Three days, did she say?

And I’ve been here nearly forty-eight hours already.

The clock is ticking down...

The House In The Hollow: Chapter 3

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THE HOUSE IN THE HOLLOW
The sequel to 'Truth Or Consequences'

CHAPTER 3

By Touch the Light

I stand up and sweep every item in front of me to the floor. This has gone on long enough.

I have to leave now. Fooling these women into thinking I’m coming round to their point of view has become an indulgence I can’t afford.

Not when I’ve started hearing voices.

The House In The Hollow: Chapter 2

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THE HOUSE IN THE HOLLOW
The sequel to 'Truth Or Consequences'

CHAPTER 2

By Touch the Light

The door creaks open. My head snaps round, and I almost pass out at the sight of two living, breathing kuzkardesh gara.

Scarlet - Part 9

The House In The Hollow: Chapter 1

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THE HOUSE IN THE HOLLOW
The sequel to 'Truth Or Consequences'

CHAPTER 1

By Touch the Light

It’s finally happened.

I stood on the shore of the mating game with Padraig and Gerald,
but did no more than poke a toe into the surf. Now I’ve waded in
with both feet, and I’m waiting for the first real wave to break.

Each illusory self is a construct of the
memetic world in which it successfully competes.
Susan Blackmore

Truth Or Consequences: Chapter 6

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES
The sequel to 'Death By Misadventure'

CHAPTER 6

By Touch the Light

"Dover, it appears, was a red herring. They flew from Gatwick to Paris this afternoon, on passports Niamh — and Celeste - were complicit in faking.” He hands me a small white envelope. “Meet Mrs Rachel Holmes and her seventeen year old daughter Teresa.”

Truth Or Consequences: Chapter 5

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES
The sequel to 'Death By Misadventure'

CHAPTER 5

By Touch the Light

Kerrie hands me a mug and sits at the kitchen table, gesturing for me to join her. As I arrange the folds of my skirt I sense the vexation she’s been holding in check since we waved the boys away break free from its restraints. I haven’t told her everything about my encounter with Susan Dwyer and she knows it.

Truth Or Consequences: Chapter 4

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES
The sequel to 'Death By Misadventure'

CHAPTER 4

By Touch the Light

As we come closer to our destination it doesn’t comfort me to remember that Egerton and de Monnier were there less than a week ago.

Left the metropolis for deepest Somerset, called HQ to report ‘mission accomplished’ and received orders to head north without further delay.

What mission? Who gave them their orders?

Which other shadowy organisation is involved in all this?

An Innocent Affair

An Innocent Affair
ElrodW

This story was inspired by a co-worker and the ‘what-if’ question. As always, I welcome commentary. Your feedback helps me improve my stories. Please take a moment to let me know what you think.

This was posted to another site a long time ago. It is its first posting to BCTS.

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Truth Or Consequences: Chapter 3

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES
The sequel to 'Death By Misadventure'

CHAPTER 3

By Touch the Light

Here we go again.

Your name?

Ruth Hansford-Jones.

And your chosen specialist subject is...?

The girl I never was.

Truth Or Consequences: Chapter 2

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES
The sequel to 'Death By Misadventure'

CHAPTER 2

By Touch the Light

The tall, strongly-built young man standing next to the capstan has already smiled in response to Niamh’s precocious body language.

“Not my type,” I maintain, but before I can embellish this statement I realise that I know who he is...

Truth Or Consequences: Chapter 1

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES
The sequel to 'Death By Misadventure'

CHAPTER 1

By Touch the Light

I dole out snippets of my invented past, each sounding less fraudulent than the one before.

If you tell a lie often enough...

Death By Misadventure: Chapter 8

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DEATH BY MISADVENTURE
The sequel to 'The Transmigration Of Richard Brookbank'

CHAPTER 8

By Touch the Light

“I want you to go out and flag down a taxi. Tell the driver to take you to Victoria, but when you get there act all scatterbrained and say you meant Waterloo instead. I’ll–“

“We’re being followed, aren’t we?”

Death By Misadventure: Chapter 7

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DEATH BY MISADVENTURE
The sequel to 'The Transmigration Of Richard Brookbank'

CHAPTER 7

By Touch the Light

The receptionist is holding the door open. Trisha smiles at her, then leans forward to place her lips by my ear.

“The woman in that room,” she hisses. “She’s not my mother.”

Death By Misadventure: Chapter 6

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DEATH BY MISADVENTURE
The sequel to 'The Transmigration Of Richard Brookbank'

CHAPTER 6

By Touch the Light

But the vicar has found the picture of Sorina. He moves it closer to his eyes, which are widening in disbelief and shock.

“By all the blessed saints...” he gasps.

“Not something you see every day, is it?” I venture. “She’d certainly stand out in a crowd.”

“Can’t you see?” he cries, jabbing a finger at the photograph. “It’s her. It’s Sarah-Jane.”

Death By Misadventure: Chapter 5

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DEATH BY MISADVENTURE
The sequel to 'The Transmigration Of Richard Brookbank'

CHAPTER 5

By Touch the Light

Kerrie’s hand has moved to cover mine. Her face is full of concern.

“Are you unwell, sweetheart? You’ve gone very pale.”

“You said three people died. Helen Sutton. Bob Hodgson.” And now my mouth’s so dry I can scarcely move my tongue. “Who…who was the third?”

Death By Misadventure: Chapter 4

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DEATH BY MISADVENTURE
The sequel to 'The Transmigration Of Richard Brookbank'

CHAPTER 4

By Touch the Light

We walk back to Redheugh Close in silence. The feeling that something isn’t quite right is impossible to escape.

Because Helen Sutton died the same night as Bob Hodgson, that’s why.

If only I could wrap my head around the implications of that one simple sentence.

Death By Misadventure: Chapter 3

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DEATH BY MISADVENTURE
The sequel to 'The Transmigration Of Richard Brookbank'

CHAPTER 3

By Touch the Light

I hang back a few feet, allowing Kerrie to pay her respects to a woman she never met by resting a simple spray of roses on the bare earth. Then I notice the headstone, no more than nine or ten inches high. An epitaph has been written on it, and in French.

The game is up...

Death By Misadventure: Chapter 2

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DEATH BY MISADVENTURE
The sequel to 'The Transmigration Of Richard Brookbank'

CHAPTER 2

By Touch the Light

“There’s no need to pull a face like you’ve just swallowed a bluebottle, sweetheart. Your name only came up after I happened to mention that as I hoped to do a spot of amateur sleuthing while I was here, it would be nice if I could hire a trusty sidekick to help me out for a day or two. Norah says a break like that will do you a power of good, so consider yourself roped in.”

Death By Misadventure: Chapter 1

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DEATH BY MISADVENTURE
The sequel to 'The Transmigration Of Richard Brookbank'
Chapter 1

By Touch the Light

The girl on the other side of the dressing-table mirror returns the world-weary smile I throw at her. We’ll see this out somehow.

If only I didn’t identify with her more and more completely with each day that goes by. How long do I have left before I’m unable to imagine any reflection but the one in front of me now?

Scary? I’ll say.

And there isn’t a thing I can do about it.

The Transmigration Of Richard Brookbank Chapter 4

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THE TRANSMIGRATION OF RICHARD BROOKBANK
CHAPTER 4

By Touch the Light

"Less than fifty people in the world know of the transfer device. The list includes neither the Prime Minister of this country nor the President of the United States. To learn of our organisation is to join it. There’s no going back, Richard. You work for us now. You always will.”

The Transmigration Of Richard Brookbank Chapter 3

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THE TRANSMIGRATION OF RICHARD BROOKBANK

By Touch the Light
CHAPTER 3

“A man is following you. He’s armed, and he may be under orders to kill you.”

I feel my whole body go rigid. I’ve heard that voice before, and not so very long ago...

The Transmigration Of Richard Brookbank Chapter 2

THE TRANSMIGRATION OF RICHARD BROOKBANK
Chapter 2

by

Touch the Light

As a last resort I look up at the sky, hoping the clouds have turned green or that they’ll part to reveal a fleet of flying saucers piloted by bug-eyed monsters intent on enslaving the human race.

But everywhere looks depressingly normal. The only thing out of kilter is me.

How did she do it?

Why did she do it?

Why did Ruth pick me?

Save the post-mortem for later, Rich. You’ve got a more urgent problem to deal with.

The Good Samaritans are exchanging worried frowns. No doubt this is because for the last minute and a half the girl in front of them has been acting like she’s escaped from somewhere.

And now it hits me...

The Transmigration Of Richard Brookbank Chapter 1

THE TRANSMIGRATION
OF
RICHARD BROOKBANK

Chapter 1

by
Touch the Light

Southern England, the late 1970s...

When my vision clears I’m alone.

And very much alive!

But my euphoria is throttled in its cradle. Something is wrong...

Scarlet - Part 8

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SCARLET

by
Jessica Drew

Part 8

Now reunited with Rivers, Sam learns more about the Agency's deceitful plan. But can he really trust his partner again after all that has happened?

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Scarlet - Part 7

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SCARLET

by
Jessica Drew

Part 7

Sam continues onwards to Rome to find Antoinette, only to have his world come crashing down when he uncovers more information about the swap.

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Scarlet - Part 6

Scarlet - Part 5

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SCARLET

by
Jessica Drew

Part 5

As Rivers discovers what has happened at the secret bunker in Italy, Sam finally makes his move, bringing events aboard the yacht to a thrilling climax.

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Scarlet - Part 4

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SCARLET

by
Jessica Drew

Part 4

It is the morning after the night before for Agent Sam Fields, as he struggles with his role aboard Ramirez's yacht. Meanwhile, Rivers receives startling news that may just change everything.

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Scarlet - Part 2

SCARLET by Jessica Drew

Part 2

Agent Sam Fields finds himself trapped. Not only in the body of the beautiful Antoinette, but aboard the luxury yacht of drug baron Carlos Ramirez.

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Twice As Mice

Twice As Mice
By Paul Calhoun

A pair of mice have to infiltrate a cat party and find out that this week's glamour girl cat wasn't going. You can guess what happens given this season's theme.

Bikini Beach: What's Good For The Gander ...

This posting was inspired by the recent posting of a new to BC Bikini Beach story by Elrod. I've always been a big BB fan, and have written two of them myself, with Elrod's Okay. One is already here, "If I Should Die Before I Wake", but this one apparantly never made it from Fictionmania to here. I posted it there in 2000, so, after twelve years, here is my new to BC BB offering. Thanks, Elrod for the Bikini Beach stories and all of your other fine stories. You're one of the best.

Bikini Beach: What's Good for the Gander...
By Jezzi Belle Stewart (c) 2000

Miss Perfect Part 1

Miss Perfect Part One
The Serial: Part One
By Stanman63
Melanie Ezell's Big Closet Ultimate Writer's Challenge
Thanks To Melanie Ezell's Big Closet Ultimate Writer's Challenge For Inspiration
SynopsisI am now the girl that I am a girl .I always wanted to be

Hereditary Traits

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