Category: "Next of Kin"

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11/30/14

  10:51:00 am, by Nic Wilson   , 772 words  
Categories: Next of Kin

Next of Kin, Epilogue: 87%

Epilogue, 87% Chase took custody of Jim. ?I watched the confession as you broadcast,? he said. ?If the biometrics hold up, that should be enough for a conviction. Means you're a free man.? ?Not free,? I said. ?If anything, I think I've… more »
  10:51:00 am, by Nic Wilson   , 1520 words  
Categories: Next of Kin

Next of Kin, Chapter Twenty-Nine: 78%

Twenty-Nine, 78% I offered to give Jenel a ride home. She left so fast I'm not sure she heard, though I'm fairly certain she wouldn't have taken me up on it. I ended up sleeping in my car. Eventually, I got a message from the doctor, telling me Jim… more »

11/28/14

  08:07:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 931 words  
Categories: Next of Kin

Next of Kin, Chapter 28: 58%

Twenty-Eight, 58% ?I'm going to need to borrow your shower curtain,? I told her. ?Take it,? she said, ?It's torn.? I used the curtain to drag Jim out to my car. My own gunshot wound wasn't healed, so every step hurt. I was thankful for… more »

11/27/14

  02:09:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 1241 words  
Categories: Next of Kin

Next of Kin, Chapter 27: 27%

Twenty-Seven, 27% I couldn't sleep. When I noticed Jenel was in the chat, I opened up a private window. My typing was bad enough that she realized I was still hammered. ?This is the closest anyone's ever come to drunk dialing me,? she said. We… more »

11/26/14

  11:58:00 am, by Nic Wilson   , 812 words  
Categories: Next of Kin

Next of Kin, Chapter Twenty-Six: 32%

Twenty-Six, 32% ?On second thought, I won't be needing that car.? Martens stepped out of the passenger side. The officer driving got out from behind the wheel, and walked over to my door and opened it. ?Let's you and me go for a drive,?… more »

11/25/14

  05:39:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 2231 words  
Categories: Next of Kin

Next of Kin, Chapter Twenty-Five: 38%

Twenty-Five, 38% Jenel made soup with the rest of the vegetables. We ate in relative silence, until she said, ?They aren't goons.? ?Sorry?? ?I'm not sure they qualify as friends, either. But they're associates, like-minded folk who protect… more »

11/24/14

  12:56:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 2238 words  
Categories: Next of Kin

Next of Kin, Chapter Twenty-Four: 44%

Twenty-Four, 44%   Apparently I got a sympathy bump, for having got shot. There was a lag to it; people who watched it happen kind of turned on me. I got blamed for getting my ass kicked and shot with my own gun. But those that came in after were… more »
  12:53:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 859 words  
Categories: Next of Kin

Next of Kin, Chapter Twenty-Three 31%

Twenty-Three, 31%   ?Investigator Tip: It is common for a bullet wound to render the victim unconscious due to a sudden drop in blood pressure. However, audience members tend to react poorly to any activity that can be described as 'fainting' or… more »
  12:40:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 1152 words  
Categories: Next of Kin

Next of Kin, Chapter Twenty-Two: 41%

Twenty-Two, 41%   ?Could you help me find him?? I asked Jenel. ?Seriously? You're a human hemorrhoid; you keep new finding ways to be a pain in my ass.? But she knew that if he had half as sophisticated a mod package as she thought, I'd never… more »

11/21/14

  11:47:00 am, by Nic Wilson   , 2370 words  
Categories: Next of Kin

Next of Kin, Chapter Twenty-one: 63%

Twenty-One, 63%   I held her a long time. I never wanted to ask her anything else, other than what I could do to make things easier for her. But I stayed as she cried because I knew that there could be more she knew, and I needed to know it. Because… more »

11/20/14

  10:22:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 1264 words  
Categories: Next of Kin

Next of Kin, Chapter Twenty: 56%

Twenty, 56% That could have both gone better, and worse. On the one hand, nobody shot me. On the other, it was apparently possible I was going to end up needing to shoot myself, and I was carrying a quasi-legal gun for the eventuality. I got the gun… more »

11/19/14

  09:05:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 2093 words  
Categories: Next of Kin

Next of Kin, Chapter Nineteen: 47%

Nineteen, 47% I slept fitfully, which seemed appropriate. Even with some good painkillers, I was pretty sure Charles Dean couldn't be sleeping any better. I sighed when I realized I couldn't even pretend to doze any longer. I pinged my bank account.… more »

11/18/14

  01:27:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 860 words  
Categories: Next of Kin

Next of Kin, Chapter Eighteen: 38%

Eighteen, 38% The ambulance arrived before the cops did, and took him away. When they did finally come, it was Martens, with IA. ?You're an advocate, so you beat that man half-to-death in the course of your investigation,? he said. ?Hence IA.?… more »

11/17/14

  11:28:00 am, by Nic Wilson   , 1493 words  
Categories: Next of Kin

Next of Kin, Chapter Seventeen: 27%

Seventeen, 27% I checked my messages. Chase's friend had moved my car a couple of miles north and east. I called a pay car; it was obnoxious, having to spend the money for it, when I had a car of my own. But it reminded me of using my own car in the… more »

11/16/14

  12:42:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 3721 words  
Categories: Next of Kin

Next of Kin, Chapter Sixteen: 36%

Sixteen, 36% Crimson Heron was set up in a thoroughly modern building, by which I mean every ridiculous accoutrement they could piss money away on, they did. The glass walls inside the lobby were all covered in film screens- the same tech as my lenses,… more »

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Nicolas Wilson is a writer and journalist. An archive featuring hundreds of short stories, comics and essays can be found here.

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