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Welcome to volume III of Wonder City Stories, which is titled Trust No #1.

If you're just joining us here in Wonder City, please check out the two complete novels already posted! The table of contents lists them by episode, and also, at the bottom of the page, there are Wonder City Interludes, which are short stories and a novella based in the Wonder City universe. Check it out! Stay a while!

For our regular readers who are champing at the bit for the next installment of the story, I present you with Episode 1 of Trust No #1. For present, the update schedule will be once weekly on Wednesdays.

Remember that I love comments. Comments give me writing power!

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Somewhere That's Green

Megan Amazon woke to her alarm clock and the usual sensation of something not being quite right. Fortunately, the sensation faded almost immediately -- sometimes it took hours to diminish, and those were very bad days indeed.

The unfortunate tangle of her nightgown around her hips made her resolve to go back to wearing pajamas. It's not like anyone else saw her in them anyway.

She stood up and nudged the new frilled baby blue curtains away from the window looking over the back garden. It was a clear spring day, probably a little chilly given the frost subliming off the just-greening plants in the sun. She stretched up onto her toes and yawned, then turned around and affectionately scratched the ears of the big tawny dog curled up on the foot of her bed. "Hey, boy, hey, Simon. Want to go out?"

Simon blinked golden eyes up at her and opened his mouth like he was going to talk. But Megan knew he didn't do that any more, so wasn't surprised when he shut his muzzle and slid off the bed onto the floor.

She held the back door open for him as he trudged out. She wondered if she ought to take him to the vet; he seemed so depressed these days.

Washing her hair was taking longer than it used to, but of course it was more appropriate for her to have longer hair. And there was something satisfying about slicking it down into a smooth black ponytail. It was really the makeup that she just couldn't get the hang of, no matter how many times Juanita showed her how to put it on. She settled for the eyeliner and dark lipstick. It was something, at least.

She put on a mahogany brown ballet top and black slacks, and wolfed down two ParaSlim shakes before letting Simon back in. He stared up at her like she was an alien, then slunk to his dog bed and curled up.

"I'm putting down some kibble in case you want a nibble," Megan sang to him from the kitchenette. When Simon gave her a withering glance that kind of hurt her feelings, she added, "Well, okay, I guess it sounds stupid from someone my size, but I'm trying, you know." When he looked away, she said, "Irene will be down to let you out at noon, like usual." She walked over and bent down to pet his head. He didn't even thump his tail. Definitely time for the vet. "I'll be home at 5:30. I don't have anywhere to be except work."

Megan let herself out and trotted up to the bus stop. She should be on time, which was good. After all, she'd survived the big reorganization of the company. She wouldn't want to lose a good, steady job like being a janitor at Ultimate Construction. Even with the weekend work.

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Date: 2012-05-31 07:15 pm (UTC)
yyzeff: (Default)
From: [personal profile] yyzeff
<shakes Megan> Wake up from your nightmare!!!!! D: D: D:

Date: 2012-05-31 10:47 pm (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
OMG evil author! //cries

Date: 2012-05-31 10:46 pm (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
OMG I KNOW, WTF

Date: 2012-05-31 10:49 pm (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
YIKES

OMG and this is two years in the future, right?! WTF!

Date: 2012-06-02 10:56 pm (UTC)
heavenscalyx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heavenscalyx
Yep, two years after the end of vol 2.

Date: 2012-06-01 01:34 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Good thing you warned us about the time jump. Of course, you *didn't* warn us about it being an alternate universe future - as is right and proper!

- Kriz

Date: 2012-06-02 10:56 pm (UTC)
heavenscalyx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heavenscalyx
Hee! Yes, no AU warnings!

Date: 2012-06-01 07:33 pm (UTC)
badfaun: (Default)
From: [personal profile] badfaun
THIS SHIT IS CRAZY

Date: 2012-06-02 10:57 pm (UTC)
heavenscalyx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heavenscalyx
It only gets crazier from here!

Date: 2012-06-01 09:04 pm (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
YOU MADE SIMON A DOG

UNDO IT
UNDO IT

Date: 2012-06-02 10:57 pm (UTC)
heavenscalyx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heavenscalyx
Keep reading!

Date: 2012-06-01 10:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] the_rck
What a way to start! There's so much not right here. I want to know more!

Thanks for writing!

Date: 2012-06-02 10:58 pm (UTC)
heavenscalyx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heavenscalyx
So very broken! Thanks!

Date: 2012-06-11 04:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] the_leaky_pen
FOUR PARAGRAPHS IN AND I'M ALREADY HEARTBROKEN. HOW ARE YOU SO EVIL?!

*reads on*

Date: 2012-06-12 09:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heavenscalyx
I've worked hard at it. If I'm this evil at 43, imagine how evil I'll be as an 80-something! :)

Evil Genious

Date: 2013-02-27 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hit them all with a Stepford Ray?

JN

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