Progression #54

[Chapter Fourteen – “Awake” — Part Four of Seventeen]

progression number fifty-four [To be continued…]

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

© 2013 J. E. Lattimer all rights reserved


[For my subscribers who do not read English]


“Well,” Jack said. “I do not even know where to start. I discovered my obituary shortly after I returned to the condo. That was a very uncomfortable thing to read, to say the least.”
“And you were not home, Char. I did not know where you were- Or if you were even going to return!”
Charlotte reclined back on the pillow and remained silent.
“Then I saw the stack of old journals. I randomly picked one and started reading through it. There are a few similarities between the life I left behind and


this one- But many other events and details are completely different…”
Jack shook his head. “I just cannot understand how people have allowed the country to go to hell like this- Endless wars, roving homeless, and unimaginable amounts of debt. Riots and swat teams all over the place, secret arrests and torture- This is pure insanity!”
“I know.” Charlotte said. “It was really bad when you passed away, but over the last two years the tyranny has only intensified. It is like a festering wound.”


“There was a journal entry in there about…” Jack trailed off in mid-sentence. He suddenly had a faraway look in his eyes. “About…” He lost his train of thought again and remained sitting in place upon the edge of the bed.
“Jack?” Charlotte said.
“I… I just had the strangest sensation. It felt like we were being watched by a bunch of people with electronic devices. There was a typed transcript of the conversation we’re having off to the side and photos of us sitting here in this room!”


8 thoughts on “Progression #54

    1. Ha-ha! Thanks for reading- If you go back through the past posts of the ‘Progression’ story you will find that the eyes of the characters are the only aspects of their faces shown in all of the photos [No noses or mouths]- There are reasons for this, but, unfortunately, all of those reasons are top secret! Have a great one over there- Take care!

  1. Very good – loved this. Sorry to take so long to read, internet was dead. Sigh.
    As to the “top secret” – come on – spill!

    1. Thank you very much for reading & for the comment- Ironically I’m a day late in responding to this because my internet was out yesterday! As for the top secret part of the comment- I was just kidding around, I have different approaches to the different ongoing stories that I’m working on & this was just one of the aspects applied to the ‘Progression’ series. Have a great day!

  2. Whoa! This really delivered a surprise! Amazing – this story is fantastic!

    1. Thank you very much- And thanks for taking the time to read / experience the story, I really appreciate that & I’m so glad that you enjoyed it / understood it! More will be posted soon- Take care! 🙂

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