• NaNoWriMo 2016 -Wrong Exit – Week 6

    Sara, Scott and the others are slowly breaking down from the realization that they and the reality around them could change at any moment. Dale makes a final change and takes a final step to insure the safety of his friends and their reality.

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  • NaNoWriMo 2016 – Wrong Exit – Week 5

    Dale returns to the empty exit only to discover that he isn’t the only one who can find it. He then tries to help Sara gain closure over Caleb, only to have his attempt make things worse.

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  • NaNoWriMo 2016 – Wrong Exit – Week 4

    Sara joins Dale for a dinner with Scott and Diane, where they make a most unusual request. Trenton gives Dale another warning, Sara comes to a realization about Caleb and Dale is forced to consider his own behavior and choices.

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  • NaNoWriMo 2016 – Wrong Exit – Week 3

    Sara gets angry over Dale’s sharing of the details of her relation with Caleb to the others. Dale starts to test his abilities.

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  • NaNoWriMo 2016 – Wrong Exit – Week 2

    Dale meets someone who has information on the strange exits he has found and on what they mean, and who has a warning about sharing information about them.

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  • NaNoWriMo 2016 – Wrong Exit – Week 1

    Dale contacts some friends to try and get help figuring out what he has stumbled into, and re-opens some old wounds in the process. The information he has posted on-line about the strange exit seems to have attracted some unwanted attention, and the mysterious woman from the exit returns.

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  • NaNoWriMo 2016 – Wrong Exit – Week 0

    Dale Carter, a medical supply courier, takes a highway exit that leads to a place that doesn’t seem to exist.

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  • Camp NaNoWriMo 2016 – Portals – Week 4

    Perry finds that no one has considered a psychological study of the teams on the far side of the Portals, but finds that they do regularly monitor all communications home. He and Peri are told to not talk to each other and to keep their observations to themselves, resulting in an unexpected but necessary arrangement to continue with their research.

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  • Camp NaNoWriMo 2016 – Portals – Week 3

    2 Years Ago The video was played dozens of times on hundreds of stations. At first Cable News had tried to keep it exclusive to them but soon gave up as the footage was quickly copied and rebroadcast by station after station and network after network. Within 24 hours news of the Portal and what was on the other side had spread around the world. On the footage the transition from Vancouver to what we now know is Central America is abrupt. One moment there are dozens of people and a view of a well-maintained park then the next there is a riot of color, mostly green, as Jackson followed LeBlanc through the Portal. For several minutes Jackson expressed shock as LeBlanc, who had been in shock himself several minutes before, tried not to laugh. Eventually she collected herself enough to start filming the area. They were in a jungle, that much was obvious. The foliage within a few dozen meters of the Portal was stunted and shrunken, assuring that the area around the Portal was clear. We didn’t realize the significance of that at first, but later we would realize this was normal for an active Portal. In fact, we later would learn that that the maintenance crew at the Vancouver First People’s Center had been having trouble getting the grass to grow around the Portal, but we didn’t even know to ask at the time. Once she had recovered Jackson and LeBlanc made their way down the path

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  • Camp NaNoWriMo 2016 – Portals – Week 2

    Interlude – 12 years earlier Everyone knows about how the first portal was found, but it occurs to me that you, reading this, may not. Well, not about ours anyway. I know this is supposed to be my story but since I don’t know where you may be reading this, I probably should give some background as well. When we first found the first Portal we didn’t even know what it was. Some kayakers on the Columbia river were the first to see it, exposed by some recent erosion caused by the same rains that brought them to the surging rapids in the first place. They apparently crawled all over the ring without anything happening. Anyway, they wound up posting pictures and video of the ring on-line. Others started stopping along the river to take selfies with it as well. Eventually someone in authority noticed and sent someone out to look at it. It was on the Canadian side of the river and after a few months a team from Montreal showed up. They didn’t notice anything about it beyond the fact that it was obviously man-made and obviously quite old. With nothing else obvious they contacted the Squamish, the First People’s tribe from the area. The Squamish didn’t immediately recognize anything about it either. It was obviously artificial and obviously pre-dated the European arrival in the Americas, but it was nothing they recognized. They took custody of it and the pedestal it had apparently stood on and immediately put

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