Progression #35

[Chapter Ten- “The Fusion Center” [I] ]

progression number thirty-five

{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 technician on duty picked up the phone and nervously punched in Sergeant Pike’s home number.

Three long rings before the call was connected.

“Who is this?” A gruff male voice said.

“Sergeant Pike?” The technician said.

“This is Pike. Who is this and why are you calling me?”

The technician gulped. “Sir, this is employee number 366608 at the downtown fusion center-“

“This had better be really important, 366608. Do you know what


happened to the last employee who call me on my day off?”

“Yes, sir. I have an unusual situation here- Even the supercomputer is unsure on how to proceed.”

A few moments of silence.

“What’s the situation?”

“Well, sir, the facial pattern software on the public security cameras identified a man’s face this afternoon who is no longer in the system. His name is Jack A. Altomare, and our files show that he died two years ago.”

“Where is he now?”


“Inside of a condominium owned by a woman named Charlotte S. Altomare. I dispatched a Sentry to the area. The robot was performing a memory scan on him when something strange happened- It malfunctioned and shut down!”

“Incredible.” Sergeant Pike muttered. “Listen, 366608, I want full spectrum surveillance on that place. Don’t do anything else until I get there. Send three more Sentries to the area.”

“Yes, sir!” 366608 said.

“I’m on my way.” Sergeant Pike disconnected the call.


7 thoughts on “Progression #35

    1. Thanks! I actually spent a good amount of time on the three illustrations panels on this one, glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for reading and have a great day! 🙂

    1. Thanks for the feedback, David- I appreciate the compliment and the criticism, I’ve been debating on doing something with the font [You are the third person out of a few hundred to say this, which is definitely not a majority, but I certainly don’t want anyone to have to struggle to read the writing, either!]. I don’t know, I might rework the font, but that would require going back through 35 posts, so it’s really about finding the time. Thanks for reading, though, and have a great one!

    1. Thanks, Mobius! I grew up reading Miller’s work, and although this story will go in a totally different direction than anything he’s done, I can see what you mean with the visual style [And that is definitely a great compliment!]. Thanks for reading and keep up the great work over there!

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