Frequency and Echoes in the Black
Today is the release day of my second complete published story. It's a novella called Frequency and the successor to my beloved Echo. These stories, and more to come, will make up a series and eventual collection called Echoes in the Black. My plan is to create 6 unique stories, vaguely interconnected, that will weave a larger story and ask powerful questions about the nature of man and the definition of humanity.
In July of 2017, a fun little story found its way into my brain while I was picking up something from my local hardware store. Inspiration comes in the strangest of places. While driving down the road, I was furiously yelling into my phone in the hopes that Siri dictation would capture this story while the fever was hot.
What she captured would eventually become Echo, an enrapturing military sci-fi short set in a crazy future with a twist ending that has been blowing people's minds.
But as I began to seek beta readers, proofreaders, and early reviewers, one question kept coming up: "What happens next?" So I knew there was more story to tell. Within a couple of days, a broader narrative found me and I began sketching out what would become this series.
The narrative that began to form was an expansive world set a couple hundred years in the future as mankind has taken to the stars. An attack on the Charon Outpost, orbiting Pluto sets an interstellar war in motion the likes of which mankind could've never imagined.
It turns out the attacking army consisted entirely of human clones. Where do they come from? How does humanity cope with the idea and how will they overcome the challenges? How do these new clones fit into the natural order?
All of these questions, plus a few more, rocked my world and compelled me to explore the different facets and possibilities. So, Echoes in the Black was born. A collection of short stories spanning our neck of the galaxy exploring something humanity never expected. My initial plan was to release one story a month until it was completed, but it turns out the story needed more fleshing out. From 6 planned stories, Frequency is the 2nd. I have a little ways to go...
The second story in the Echoes in the Black series is Frequency. Here's a blurb:
War is coming to Earth. As an army of clones bears down on our solar system, Lincoln Harris and his team make a discovery that could save the human race before it’s too late. Everything spirals out of control when an unexpected visitor arrives at their research station, threatening to unravel everything they’ve built.
It's been a long time coming. Countless drafts, tons of amazing people providing incredible feedback, and more than a little blood, sweat, and tears have led to this amazing moment. I can't wait for you to read it and dive in. Hopefully, you will love it as much as I do.