Awake (A Halfskin Short Story)

Awake (A Halfskin Short Story)

by Tony Bertauski

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Why can't she Wrigley Dominykovas remember?

She graduated college, had a career. Now she's on a farm. She doesn't remember how she got there or why she's living with her mother. A doctor makes an unusual housecall to take a blood sample. She'll remember what happened, he says, when she's ready. She just can't leave the property until she does.

What happened?

When she convinces a teenager to give her a ride to town, she discovers why her memories have been deleted.

It isn't what she expected.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163613090
Publisher: DeadPixel Publications
Publication date: 08/10/2019
Series: Halfskin
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 138,252
File size: 189 KB

About the Author

I grew up in the Midwest where the land is flat and the corn is tall. The winters are bleak and cold. I hated winters.

I always wanted to write. But writing was hard. And I wasn’t very disciplined. The cold had nothing to do with that, but it didn’t help. That changed in grad school.

After several attempts at a proposal,  my major advisor was losing money on red ink and advised me to figure it out. Somehow, I did.

After grad school, my wife and my two very little children moved to the South in Charleston, South Carolina where the winters are spring and the summers are a sauna (cliche but dead accurate). That’s when I started teaching and writing articles for trade magazines. I eventually published two textbooks on landscape design. I then transitioned to writing a column for the Post and Courier. They were all great gigs, but they weren’t fiction.

That was a few years later.

My daughter started reading before she could read, pretending she knew the words in books she propped on her lap. My son was a different story. In an attempt to change that, I began writing a story with him. We made up a character, gave him a name, and something to do. As with much of parenting, it did not go as planned. But the character got stuck in my head.

He wanted out.

A few years later, Socket Greeny was born. It was a science fiction trilogy that was gritty and thoughtful. That was 2005.

I have been practicing Zen since I was 23 years old. A daily meditator, I wanted to instill something meaningful in my stories that appeals to a young adult crowd as well as adult. I hadn’t planned to write fiction, didn’t even know if I had anymore stories in me after Socket Greeny.

Turns out I did.

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