Monthly Archives: August 2011

HBTE Part 19

As they had arranged months back, Marc texted “Touch.” She knew that he would return to his house, then text her again. She tried to work on the new flow chart, but her heart was beating fast and her hands … Continue reading

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HBTE Part 18

She waited again for Marc’s next text. When it didn’t come after five minutes, she found herself dozing. Waking herself, she grabbed some diet coke -bought by Marc on the black market because it contained forbidden chemicals- and was starting … Continue reading

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HBTE Part 17

She found herself waiting a little impatiently for Marc’s response. True, he was a player and a heel of the worst sort, but he was so often their lifeline, their road to non-starvation in this Health and Diet hell the … Continue reading

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HBTE 16

She knew she would have to snap herself out of the reverie soon, very soon, and design some kind of rescue plan for Agent 23 around Marc’s spywork from the Weigh-In Center..but just a few more seconds, she coaxed herself, … Continue reading

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HBTE Part 15

“No one is dangerous to anyone else unless the endangered person wishes to encounter danger,” she said, sipping her own root beer slowly and looking him in the eye, but without any intended provocation. “And suppose I do?” “Then I … Continue reading

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HBTE 14

Then she thought of Leon. The very first thing she thought of when she envisioned Leon was his smile. She had never known a man who managed to embrace her (and, she thought sometimes, bed her) with his smile alone. … Continue reading

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HBTE Part 13

As she took a breath between sending reports to waiting and/or housebound members and agents and receiving more reports, she remembered what Mark had been like before the HDA Laws and how things had been with Leon. Mark had attended … Continue reading

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