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  • Book2 Chapter 1: The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill – Patched

    Excerpt from page 7:

    Miranda noticed that at the base of her neck, the woman also had the very same, coin sized, ampule. She pointed just above her breast bone, to her own gold colored disk as she asked, “Unless someone is going to refill this, you’ll never be free.”

    The woman looked down and touched her hand to it. She became distressed as she pushed on it and realized it would not move. “Well maybe…”

    “Maybe nothing, I wouldn’t believe a damn thing that bitch says.” Miranda stood up and walked over to her. “They let another girl out, just ahead of you.”

    “There’s three of us out here? What’s going on?”


  • Book-1 Chapter 10: Girl – Patched

    Dr. K. warns Lou about Miranda.

     

    “Well,..,”he squirmed in his seat before going on, “They
    sometimes use their own, women that is, in such matters, it depends.
    These people think nothing of handing their young daughters around.
    Their lives are little more than a modern day version of a concubine,
    as opposed to the young men in these circles. They are groomed for
    leadership roles in business or politics, but the woman… they get
    married off to another influential family, eventually. The other young
    woman, the majority at that party I suspect, have an entirely different
    future in store.”

    Lou’s eyes narrowed, “Like what?”

    Dr. K looked down as he answered, “Let me put it this way, these
    girls have a ‘use by date’.”

    “That’s bullshit…”

    “Think about it—the things they hear, the players they’re with—
    over time, it makes them carriers of secrets of these people. Yet they
    are not indoctrinated and sworn to protect such things. They are
    outsiders, however loyal they may be, however long they have
    served, they will always be viewed as ‘useful idiots’ by their
    benefactors. If this girl is one of these ‘disposables’, then her only
    hope is to latch on to someone very influential, in the group. Someone
    who can stave off her being snuffed out at thirty. There is an
    international market for these women, as they reach that age. If
    they’re lucky, it comes quick. Others get ‘patched’ and serve out there
    remaining years in some slum brothel.”

    “I never heard of that, ‘patched’ you say?”

    Dr. K looked up at Lou and pointed his finger to a spot, just
    above his breast bone. “They implant a see through disk right about
    here, no more than the size of a quarter. It contains a colored liquid
    substance. It’s a synthetic hormone that they get them addicted to, in a
    matter of a few days. But unlike a drug addiction you don’t get any
    behavior modification, no ‘high’ from it. Its purpose is to keep the
    ‘patched’ person from running. See if that little disk is not refilled, the
    person dies from internal organ failure in less than eight hours. Even
    if they were rushed to a hospital, they wouldn’t survive. The
    attending physicians might figure out what had been done, but no lab
    could come up with the right mixture in time.”

     

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