BLB welcomes guest political thriller author C. Michaels. Hold on to your seat!
You are about to read an excerpt from my latest novel, Bill of Human Wrongs, the story of three women who end up in a fight to protect the future of the United States. One is a Senator, another, a reporter, and finally… Eve.
Eve is a woman who is affected by the devastating Senate bill 1257, the premise depicting the country’s future if it passes the Senate vote. She has only seen Senator Claire Winslow, and Rachel Ross in this peculiar coffee house, a place where she enters through a portal, but has never been allowed to leave through the front door. Claire and Rachel have figured out where Eve is from, but Eve doesn’t yet understand in this reading.
“Why are you all so calm? With the war escalating each hour, how can you all be acting as if everything is fine?”
Rachel looked at her in shock, “War? Eve, what are you talking about?”
She continued on as if she hadn’t heard the question, “Rachel, you’re a reporter. At a time like this, I should think you would be living at your studio. And speaking of that, what network are you using as your platform? Believe me, the channel clicker has been active these past few days and never once have I seen you broadcasting.” She put her head down to secretly rub a new tear. “Constitution Day is on Friday and it’s unclear to me that there will be any celebrating. Each day, the ghetto militia is being slaughtered for us all to see on TV. Why aren’t you telling our side of this?” She looked at Claire, and then back across the table. “You call yourself women who defy the ways, and yet, what are you doing to stop this?”
Donna showed up with their order. After serving them, she placed a jar of strawberry jam in the middle of the table. “I made this myself. The best you will ever taste. I suggest you try it on these hot scones.”
Eve stood, her nostrils flaring. “Scones? Jam? What is all this? I need to get out of here!” She turned toward the back of the room, but felt a gentle hand on her arm.
Donna smiled at her, a warm, delicious motherly air with her gesture. “Eve, you may use the front door tonight if you like. You have earned it, dear.”
All three of them stared in disbelief at Donna. When the shock wore off, Claire asked, “What do you mean she’s earned it?”
Donna responded with a cold expression, “Why, she has put an end to what you started.”
Bill of Human Wrongs uses two parallel times to show what the results of a change to the Constitution could do to the country if it only worked in favor of selected groups.
The result is frightening.
Those from the present who want it to pass are unscrupulous, and will stop at nothing to get the one remaining vote needed to pass… the vote from Senator Claire Winslow.
“ The author does a masterful job of drawing the reader into this story. ” ddranch | 4 reviewers made a similar statement
Bill of Human Wrongs is available at Amazon
Read more about C. Michaels at her website http://www.cmichaelsbooks.com/index.html and followe her on twitter at @cmichaelsbooks