Duane’s Fiction

June 20, 2011

Start of a second new series – Teleporter Girl

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Update 5/10/2012



Teleporter Girl is NOW available at Amazon!

Teleportation (n) – The ability to move instantly from one location to another.

Mackenzie Thomas, a high school sophomore in the small town of Jefferson, Minnesota, has a big secret.  She’s tall, she’s blonde, she looks like a Scandinavian supermodel, but those aren’t Mack’s big secret.  No, her big secret is her ability to teleport; a gift she has had for as long as she can remember.  In the past, she has never ventured further than simple excursions to nearby Minneapolis, but now, on her sixteenth birthday, she teleports all the way to Paris – initiating a chain of events resulting in the most intense week of her life.

Mack will discover clues to the source of her unique teleportation ability and how the same long ago event is also responsible for her best friend Gracie Denton’s equally unusual gifts.  For Gracie can see and interact with shades.  And before the week is over, they will need the aid of these nearly countless invisible allies.

While uncovering the source of their special talents, Mack and Gracie learn they are not alone, as they have always believed.  Almost two dozen of their classmates may secretly possess similar miraculous mental and physical abilities.

Meanwhile, a mysterious illness is striking Jefferson’s citizens.  As Mack and Gracie race around the globe in search of a cure, they must also determine the identities of these other girls.  For only by combining their gifts and working as a team will they be able to locate the formula for a long lost antidote and acquire the crucial ingredients.

As secret after unexpected secret is revealed during their quest, Mack will discover her destiny is greater than she had ever imagined.  For this girl of Jefferson, life will never be the same.

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June 15, 2011

Volturi’s Bane – a Bionic Woman/Twilight Crossover Story

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Here is one of my ‘works in progress’. Volturi’s Bane is a Bionic Woman and Twilight Crossover Story. On the Twilight side it takes place shortly after the end of the third book for a couple of reasons. First, I haven’t yet read the fourth book. Second, I wanted to explore a different path for the Bella/Edward relationship starting before they get married.

On the Bionic Woman side, this story is based on the recent 2007 version of the TV show rather than the classic show of the 1970s. I found some of the computer augmentations they gave Jaime in the more recent series interesting and wanted to explore them a little more.

With the Bionic Woman’s speed, strength, enhanced vision, and hearing, she seems to be on same playing field as the vampires and werewolves of the Twilight books, so I thought she would be a good match and mixing her in might lead to an interesting story.

of course, I’m not going to just throw Jaime Sommers into the story with no rhyme or reason. Plus I thought it would be more interesting if klutzy Bella has a bad accident and has to be ‘upgraded’ to save her life. Now, with her having speed and strength of a vampire or a wolf, it changes the whole dynamics of the basic story, which is something I like to explore in most of my stories.

And to add another layer to the story, I have included Jaime’s little sister Becca in the mix. Now in the Bionic Woman TV show, they never gave Becca much interesting to do, so I have decided to change that. In my story she is this budding MAD SCIENTIST. Okay, she’s not out to conquer the world, but she is building this crazy bad-ass robot. Also, as in the original unaired pilot, Becca is deaf in this story.

This story is told in a first person style from Bella’s perspective, like in the books. However, while she isn’t in every scene, probably the key character is Alice. I find the concept of someone being able to see into the future an interesting concept to explore. At least in this story, she uses her ability to orchestra things and force a future she wants, which is something I never saw happen much in the original books.

If this sounds interesting, the first four chapters are available here.

And if you would like to discuss any aspects of this story, leave a comment here.

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