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I thought I would post a small snippet this morning. It’s from BURN FOR ME. Everything from MAGIC BREAKS is too spoilery.
BURN FOR ME is an alternative-history world, so some things are markedly different. For example, Native American Tribes have their own nation. Mexico is a prosperous modern nation with a strong military that likes to throw its weight around. There are other small changes, which we think make the world interesting and rich.
We Should Reconsider
I found Bern in the Hut of Evil, otherwise known as our computer room. Soundproof and equipped with its own air-conditioning unit, the room occupied the space at the north of the warehouse, directly behind the offices. It was raised five feet off the floor, like a house on stilts, because Bern found it convenient to mess with the wiring underneath it. We used to joke that if the warehouse got flooded, we’d all race to the Hut of Evil to stay dry. From the outside, it looked like a separate tiny house within the larger space of the warehouse, complete with a ten-step stairway leading to it. At first we called it the House of Evil, but over the years it somehow became the Hut of Evil.
I climbed the stairs and knocked on the door.
“Come in,” my cousin called.
I went inside and shut the door. The air here was at least five degrees cooler. Bern sat ensconced among four different monitors on swiveling mounts. Three computer towers blinked with red, white, and green lights. Across from him, Leon’s station, a smaller desk with a triple monitor, stood empty. He and the girls were in school.
Bern turned to me, his handsome face tinted with blue by the glow of the largest monitor. There was always something a little comical about seeing his big frame next to the computer screens. The keyboards and monitors seemed too small for him.
“What did you find?” I asked.