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Got my bachelor's degree in Computer Science in 2009, Finished writing my first novel (Curse of the Seventh Sword: The Gauntlet of Feona) in 2013. Currently in the 6th month of my NYSC service year and posting chapters of my book here on NaijaStories
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The Russian Connection (17): A demon and his nightmares

The sky overheard Tabriz, had taken on a deep red hue that softly painted the black clouds as though carefully brushed in by an invisible and yet careful artist.  The red bled out from the clouds, chasing away the blue in the sky.  A series of flybys were made by fighter jets, each one ending … Continue reading The Russian Connection (17): A demon and his nightmares

The Russian Connection (16): The Hunting Party

Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 27 Location:  Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center – Richmond, Virginia The Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center had been one of the leading hospitals in the country, before the nuclear holocaust.  When the war broke out, the U.S government made it a priority to prevent attempted attacks on any nationally important … Continue reading The Russian Connection (16): The Hunting Party

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The Russian Connection (15): A Motel 6 Shootout

Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 27 Location:  Motel 6 – Harrisonburg, Virginia I’m on your side Kurt. Horus was rooted the spot.  Kurt.  That had been his cover ID in Berlin.  Suddenly, Horus had a splitting headache.  He staggered back into the room. “What’s going on?”  Meghan asked. Her voice pitch had gone up, betraying … Continue reading The Russian Connection (15): A Motel 6 Shootout

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The Russian Connection (14): On ‘Kurt’s’ Side

Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 26 Location:  Motel 6 – Harrisonburg, Virginia Horus and Ketra sat and talked for hours, breathing in the cold air.  A radiation draft was due in the next 24 hours.  When it hit, the frozen landscape would be turned into a cooking, poisonous hell.  For now, the two of them … Continue reading The Russian Connection (14): On ‘Kurt’s’ Side

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The Russian Connection (13): A Road to the Past

Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 26 Location:  Motel 6 – Harrisonburg, Virginia Ketra and Horus, watched the elderly doctor apply the last sutures, sealing the ugly gash that wrapped around Meghan Castella’s slender shoulder.  The wounded lady let out a soft moan as the pain made its way to wherever her consciousness lay resting, beneath … Continue reading The Russian Connection (13): A Road to the Past

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The Russian Connection (12): He Doesn’t Leave Survivors

Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 26 Location:  CIA Headquarters – Langley, Virginia The slightly chubby Chinese man sat calmly in his chair, looking at the bald-headed man who stared at him with threatening blue eyes and repeatedly drummed his fingers on the metallic table.  The man was not really bald in the sense that the … Continue reading The Russian Connection (12): He Doesn’t Leave Survivors

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The Russian Connection (11): Sparring Partners

Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 25 Location:  Castella Residence – Richmond, Virginia Time seemed to thicken into a viscous liquid, idly slopping along, prolonging the agony Meghan felt in her heart.  She stared into the darkness of the gun’s nuzzle.  It’s black hollow, ever reminiscent of the death it promised.  Sirens could be heard in … Continue reading The Russian Connection (11): Sparring Partners

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The Russian Connection (10): Trust Me

Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 25 Location:  Castella Residence Surroundings – Richmond, Virginia Ketra watched Horus with a wide eyed expression on her face.  The assassin pressed a button fastened on his sweater, above his left shoulder.  A clear liquid seeped away from the button, in all directions.  It crawled over his entire body, adhering … Continue reading The Russian Connection (10): Trust Me

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The Russian Connection (9): The Chase

Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 25 Location:  Castella Residence – Richmond, Virginia Meghan Castella took in a shuddering breath as she listened to the phone ring.  It had taken her a little while longer to work up the courage she needed to place the call.  Now as the phone rang, she knew there was no … Continue reading The Russian Connection (9): The Chase

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The Russian Connection (8): Infiltration

Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 25 Location:  Castella Residence Surroundings – Richmond, Virginia Horus raced stealthily through the thick forest vegetation, which ran across the narrow tarred road, leading up to a lone duplex which sat at the bottom of the sloping road.  The cold air froze his breath into tiny ice shards as they … Continue reading The Russian Connection (8): Infiltration

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The Russian Connection (7): 2027

Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 25 Location:  Castella Residence – Richmond, Virginia Meghan walked out of the bathroom, wrapped in a white towel that hung loosely over her breasts and stopped just below her hips.  She shook her head, dislodging hidden water droplets from her hair and promptly crashed on the bed.  John Buchanan’s funeral … Continue reading The Russian Connection (7): 2027

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The Russian Connection (6): Welcome Home

Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 23 Location: Washington Dulles International Airport The man walked towards the immigration checkpoint and flashed the seated officer a well-practiced smile.  He slid his blue jacketed passport across the protective steel reinforced nano-glass filter and looked around, before returning his gaze to the immigration officer.  The officer did not return … Continue reading The Russian Connection (6): Welcome Home

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The Russian Connection (5): An American Target

Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 22 Location: Manchurian Plain The People’s Liberation Army Quarters (PLAQ), is a massive underground intelligence and military facility located within the Manchurian plain in China.  Construction of the facility began in the year 2000, but it wasn’t until 2025 that it was completed.  The Chinese had been very careful for … Continue reading The Russian Connection (5): An American Target

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The Russian Connection (4): The Miracle and the Death

Chapter Four: The Miracle and the Death Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 20 Location: Kreuzberg On a small residential street in the Kreuzberg district, a rush of excitement rolled over the residents of one of the two story concrete homes.  Inside, a middle aged woman ran down a flight of stairs, accompanied by two teenage … Continue reading The Russian Connection (4): The Miracle and the Death