So lately, there have been several people on ye olde twitterverse that have lamented the death of DA. This is understandable, I suppose, since the last time it was updated was during some point in the Jurassic period. But it is not dead. Perhaps it's on life-support? I don't know. You can come up with your own analogy, I'm too tired to come up with one for you.
Anyway, the point of all this is to post a brief snippet about what you can expect when (not if!) DA comes back. Now, I am no Frea, so don't expect brilliance or a wealth of story material in one 500 word snippet (not that you are even getting that much), but here is a section of Chapter 27 for all of you to read*.
Oh, and yes, I said Chapter 27.
Project Omaha was, unsurprisingly, not actually located in Omaha, Nebraska. Why it was called Project Omaha and not Project Cassandra or Project Pandora, Chuck would probably never understand. Another thing he would never understand was why the government’s most top secret special access project was based out of some random Air Force base in South Dakota.
It was freaking freezing in South Dakota. At least, he tried to comfort himself, he wasn’t stationed in some truly miserable place like Siberia.
He had been with the project for only three days and already he was feeling a little overwhelmed. It wasn’t the homesickness anymore. It had taken the bulk of four months since he had graduated to get over it, but he no longer lamented being cutoff from Ellie and Morgan. Oh he still missed them terribly, especially Ellie, but it was a dull ache that he could push to the back of his mind now. It took four months of processing and a crash course in the Agency’s protocols to do it, but he no longer felt that constant longing.
Being homesick wasn’t what was bothering him. It was the scope, the sheer magnitude of the project that boggled his mind and made him feel completely inadequate to the task.
The government was trying to predict the future. And they expected him to make it happen.
It was all a little much. Yes, he had aced Professor Fleming’s course. And yes, he knew he had an aptitude for understanding and developing highly complex coding with an emphasis on pattern recognition. But what the government wanted to achieve with Project Omaha seemed impossible to him.
And to make matters worse, people’s lives were on the line. It was just too much. He felt like had been tossed into the deep end of the pool after only his first swim class.
They were expecting him to develop new Intersect protocols for another round of human trials in only another four days.
They wanted him to help fix what Doctor Busgang and the entire Project Omaha staff hadn’t been able to solve in nearly three years of steady work. In a week.
It was madness.
So there you go. It's certainly not the greatest writing or all that exciting, but I do think it gives you an idea of what you can expect in the next few chapters.
I mean, it was either this or the sex scene between Chuck and Jill.
I welcome any and all comments, but really, I just wanted to reassure people that I haven't actually forgotten the story.
*Actual snippet is subject to change by the time the chapter is actually posted, so don't hold me to it.