Shift – Extraction

Continued from scene thirty-one

“Thanks for getting here so quickly, Robert. Doc is on his way. Christan is in the kitchen.”

“What happened, Karen?”

“Christian walked up behind Cathy McCall and tapped her on the shoulder, seeing a man named Borya Volkov. He told her he could not see due to his concussion and asked for her name. They talked, then she went back to work, and Christian feels like she bought the whole story.”

“He could have scanned Christians memories and saw that was a lie.”


“I’ll go arrest the damn spy as soon as Donnie gets here.”

“Not yet. There could be others, so we’ll need to come up with a plan.”

Another knock at the door completed the group of four standing around me. And though my eyes were closed, I felt their presence, knowing where each of them stood.

“Christian, this is Doc. Karen has placed you in a semi-hypnotic state from which I am going to take you deeper. Do you understand?”


“Her quick thinking may have prevented Borya’s memories from being lost. It’s difficult to recover memories from an out-of-body shifter, but it can be done. So I’ll need to guide you through a series of meditative steps to see if we can extract them. You will be able to do this yourself one day. But, for now, you need me. Understand?”


“Then let’s get started.”

Continue to thirty-three

Shift is an online work of fiction.

This is the first draft of my manuscript Shift – Don’t judge a book by its cover. I am writing it online in sections as I go. So feel free to comment, good or bad. If you see mistakes, point them out.

The story centers around shapeshifting.

I’m currently working on chapter nine.

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