Ooze will need more than an umbrella to survive against the Weatherman.
"My name? Oositellyi. That's how you say it. It looks much cooler written down. U-Č-I-T-E-L-J... Učitelj. Difficult to say? Call me Ooze – everybody else does.
I first met Sestra when I was walking home one night, through the fog. It's always foggy in Sector D, so that was nothing new. But stumbling across a young woman hiding inside a shrubbery – well, that was new. She was obviously lost so I invited her to stay overnight at my place, where she'd be safe. I gave her something to eat, and let her sleep in my room (no, there was no funny business – I slept on the sofa).
The next day she asked me to go back with her to Sector A, the wealthiest of the four sectors. My sector, Sector D is the poorest. I wasn't sure if I should go – I mean, it's against the law to move between sectors and I could get into a lot of trouble. I could even lose my job. But, it would be such an adventure and I've always wanted to have an adventure.
So, I decided to go with her – she's very pretty and I could do with a change of scenery. But I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. The world outside of Sector D was a dangerous place, especially when the Weatherman is trying to stop us from reaching our destination."
About the Author
Born in 1957, Greg Krojac grew up in Maidenhead, England. He is the author of nine published novels: the dystopian Recarn Chronicles trilogy (comprising of Revelation, Revolution, and Resolution), the post-apocalyptic love story The Boy Who Wasn’t And The Girl Who Couldn’t Be, the foreboding First Contact novel, Immune, and the Sophont trilogy (The Girl With Acrylic Eyes, Metalheads & Meatheads, and Reuleaux’s Portal). He is also writing a Mad Max style series of novellas, the first of which has been published as Judd’s Errand. He ventured outside of the science fiction genre recently to write a comedy-horror novella, WTF? And in addition, has published a short story Oppy about the fate of the Mars Opportunity Rover. His most recent work is a scifi thriller titled The Weatherman.
He currently lives just outside the city of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, with his partner, Eliene, and their dog, Sophie, and two cats, Tabitha and Jess, and teaches English as a foreign language (TEFL) at a local language school.