Progression #17

[Chapter Five- “The Factory” — Part One of Two]

progression number seventeen

{To be continued…}

[Original writing & photography by J. E. Lattimer]

© 2012 J. E. Lattimer all rights reserved


***[For my subscribers who do not read English]***


The ten hour shift at the factory was nearly over, and Charlotte Altomare was extremely anxious to go home.

The supervisor had informed everyone during the lunch hour that there wouldn’t be any work for three days, and that they should all enjoy their time off.

Charlotte was looking forward to leaving the uncomfortable black helmet and white smock in her locker and having some time to herself. She had a splitting headache from the machines- The earplugs didn’t work.


Charlotte had spent the shift at her usual spot, standing at the beginning of the middle treadmill.

The vast network of machines in front of her connected the maze of wires to the circuit boards and then dropped each unit down onto the worn treadmill below.

She was the first human to inspect each unit after completion. There were six specific points that she was required to check before sending the part down to the next person [Who was responsible for inspecting the next six points, and so on.].


She had always wondered what the parts were for- Had even worked up the nerve to ask the supervisor about a month ago while on break.

“No one knows.” He had told her. “Even I don’t know. The guy who had my position last year told me that these circuit boards are all used in the war. But he was eliminated shortly after that, and, at the end of the day, it’s only a rumor.”

Since that conversation Charlotte had decided that asking questions was a bad idea.


4 thoughts on “Progression #17

    1. Thanks, EllaDee! It might seem like a diversion at this point, but nearly all of this will converge into a large, cohesive story [Eventually]. 🙂

    1. Thanks! I was originally planning to switch to her character a few posts ago, got a little carried away with the intro to Jack’s situation… Thanks for reading & have a great day! 🙂

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