Old Man's Time

      William S. Fletcher
Old Man's Time

This short story (3200 words) is about an old man finding his place in a futuristic world; a world of space travel and space colonization. Earth is suffocating and new worlds are needed. An expedition with the aim of colonizing a new planet is sent out.Road to Gethsemane tells the story of two women Magdalene (Mags) and Eden. Mags is a woman in her prime jilted by her husband, her children have flown the nest. She finds her self in penury living in squalor and in a dead end job. In a moment of madness she decides to accept the offer of a free holiday from a known smuggler. Upon her return she soon begins to realize her error, but has to face the consequences of her actions. She becomes entangled in a group of smugglers. Among them her ex-husband and a crooked copper. Who has become the subject of an internal investigation. The story soon become a game of whose watching who. Mags meet Eden a beautiful young model with a complicated past. the two meet through a mutual acquaintance and instead of becoming victims of the puppet masters they hatch a plan which would leave them rich and their enemies behind bars. But will each wrong demand a reckoning?

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