An excerpt from the science fiction mystery thriller Video Noir.
Caitlin could feel the change inside her skull the instant it happened.
It sort of felt the first time she had a new memory of Rick but this time it was much stronger and nowhere near as pleasant. This time it actually hurt. Caitlin felt a wave of physical pain engulf her.
It felt like someone had just stabbed her with a syringe full of flaming neurons and injected them directly into the base of her cerebral cortex.
They were new memories and Caitlin could feel them being created.
She could see the video cameras everywhere.
She could see all the food.
She could see Kathy and all the other guests.
But now she could something else too; and someone else.
It was the generic-suited creep with the gogglelike glasses—the freaky man in black from American Bistro. He was the catalyst who had started it all. He had set everything in motion that night when he had handed Caitlin that business card with the words “Video Noir” on it.
Now, whenever Caitlin thought about Zeke’s graduation party, the freak in black was there on the patio alongside Caitlin, Kathy, the Scraggs clan, and Boca Raton’s finest.
A new memory had been created. A new reality had been forged.
Someone who’d been filming at the party must have already uploaded some footage to YouTube, LiveVideo or wherever. The sinister men behind Video Noir must have already gotten a hold of it and processed it with the Light Wave technology. Then the freak must have watched and became part of it.
A new past and a new reality had been created.
Caitlin had a new memory. She had literally felt it come alive like a new network of neurons searing to life inside her brain. She could still remember the original past—the one where Zeke’s party had been free of lurching, sinister, creepy, men-in-black types. But the original memory—the real reality—was already slightly faded. Maybe the brain could only handle one time line and one reality at a time.
A new reality had been created. The past had been changed.
Caitlin realized that Troy Matheson was right.
It was possible to travel back in time.
It was also possible to alter reality.
Caitlin knew her dark adventure was only beginning.
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