Slow Burn is the second short story in my Thunder City series. These short stories give readers a peek into the background and private lives of some of the alternative humans you’ll read about in Blood Surfer.
Valley of the Blind was the first story in the series, featuring fan favorite Seeker.
Slow Burn delves into the life of Spritz, a water manipulator admired by Hannah in Blood Surfer.
Still Life, a short story about Claire, an artist who receives messages from angels, will be released in March.
Here’s an excerpt from Slow Burn. Enjoy!
Three months before the events in Blood Surfer.
Heat seared Spritz’s lungs as she sprayed water from her hands over the fire hell-bent on scorching her and her partner. On the other side of the ferry terminal, Cobalt created fire retardant foam from the elements found in her body and shot the thick mixture along the flaming north wall.
Not today, you son-of-a-bitch. You’re not killing anyone today.
A snap louder than a flashbang broke her concentration. A ceiling support beam snapped. The jagged end, still on fire, tumbled down toward her partner’s head.
“Cover! Cover! Cover!” Spritz shouted into her com unit.
Cobalt crouched, covering her hands with her body as Spritz aimed a cannonball of water at the falling beam, slamming the wood into what was left of the ticket counter. Cobalt kept herself curled as water rained on her back.
“Clear!” Spritz shouted, turning back to the fire on her side of the terminal. Cobalt would have to wait until she was sure her hands wouldn’t get wet. In order to create fire retardant, Cobalt needed to pull and multiply the potassium from her own body. Raw potassium and water should never mix.
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