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SJF – Chapter 11

This entry is part 11 of 25 in the series SJF Chapters

This entry is part 11 of 25 in the series SJF ChaptersUntil his arrest, Darius lived at Sloane House, a run-down building on the west side of the city. Originally built as a hotel in the 1920s, it had since … Continue reading

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SJF – Chapter 12

This entry is part 12 of 25 in the series SJF Chapters

This entry is part 12 of 25 in the series SJF ChaptersDarius sat in the main reception area of Personnel. He had eaten breakfast with Dr. Sam, and considered himself lucky that his face and hands weren’t swollen. Butchie had … Continue reading

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SJF – Chapter 13

This entry is part 13 of 25 in the series SJF Chapters

This entry is part 13 of 25 in the series SJF ChaptersShortly after Darius got his identification badge, he was taken to a small classroom with two-dozen desks. The top of each desk was actually a computer screen that tilted … Continue reading

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SJF – Chapter 14

This entry is part 14 of 25 in the series SJF Chapters

This entry is part 14 of 25 in the series SJF ChaptersIt took Darius and the others two hours to complete their tests. Once they were done, Xangtha gave the group a brief lesson in how the elevators worked—which was … Continue reading

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SJF – Chapter 15

This entry is part 15 of 25 in the series SJF Chapters

This entry is part 15 of 25 in the series SJF ChaptersDarius and Dr. Sam didn’t say much to each other as the elevator moved vertically, then horizontally, and then, it seemed, diagonally. The doors opened on to the eleventh … Continue reading

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SJF – Chapter 16

This entry is part 16 of 25 in the series SJF Chapters

This entry is part 16 of 25 in the series SJF ChaptersThe second day of orientation went very much like the first. Darius and the rest of the new employees watched more training videos, after which they got sized for … Continue reading

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SJF – Chapter 17

This entry is part 17 of 25 in the series SJF Chapters

This entry is part 17 of 25 in the series SJF ChaptersDarius arrived for his first night of work ten minutes early. Knowing he’d be working from eleven to eight, he tried to take a nap, but it didn’t happen. … Continue reading

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SJF – Chapter 18

This entry is part 18 of 25 in the series SJF Chapters

This entry is part 18 of 25 in the series SJF ChaptersThey started their tour at O3C, with Manny giving Darius a basic overview of everything, spending more time on the break room and the bathroom than anywhere else. “When … Continue reading

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SJF – Chapter 19

This entry is part 19 of 25 in the series SJF Chapters

This entry is part 19 of 25 in the series SJF Chapters“It don’t matter what section you’re assigned, there’s reports to be filed,” said Manny. “Make sure you keep on top of your paperwork.” After their tour of HQ, Darius … Continue reading

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SJF – Chapter 20

This entry is part 20 of 25 in the series SJF Chapters

This entry is part 20 of 25 in the series SJF ChaptersThe doors to the elevator closed, and Darius had no idea where they were going. He’d finished his lunch break with Manny and Z-Boe—if you could call it a … Continue reading

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