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Here you'll find a growing collection of extra-narrative shorts and excerpts from the novels, as well as deleted scenes and the occasional free-range short story.

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 19

By Kathleen McClure | September 14, 2020

Ray wakes up and makes some friends. Sort of.To catch up on previous chapters, click HERE. Chapter 19 Inside the GIES cell where his body had been deposited, Ray’s psyche continued to struggle through the…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 18

By Kathleen McClure | September 7, 2020

Into the Gorgon’s Lair… To catch up on previous chapters, click HERE. Chapter 18 Mo Stonewell was no stranger to plans going sideways. After all, sapient nature alone was sufficient to prevent even the best…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 17

By Kathleen McClure | August 30, 2020

Ray overshares. Harry plots. Mollin makes a faux pas.To catch up on previous chapters, click HERE. Chapter 17 Jessyn might have found some comfort in knowing that, despite the burns of the stun batons, and…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 16

By Kathleen McClure | August 24, 2020

It’s all happening at the mall.To catch up on previous chapters, click HERE. Chapter 16 A little over an hour after leaving the Moth, Harry stood in a high end boutique and watched Mo hold…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 15

By Kathleen McClure | August 17, 2020

The runup begins as Harry and Mo’s plot takes shape.To catch up on previous chapters, click HERE. Chapter 15 Two minutes after Doyle’s comm… “When was the last auction, again?” Harry asked, still seated on…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 14

By Kathleen McClure | August 10, 2020

Ray dodges Doyle, Mollin rhapsodizes over tiny umbrellas,  Harry remembers his salad days.To catch up on previous chapters, click HERE. Chapter 14 As Jessyn departed, Ray gestured for Mollin to join him amidships.  Mostly to…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 13

By Kathleen McClure | August 3, 2020

Harry makes a call, Koz makes a connection, Doyle makes a sudden appearance.To catch up on previous chapters, click HERE. Chapter 13 Inside the privacy of what, pre-Mo, had been his quarters, Harry took a…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 12

By Kathleen McClure | July 27, 2020

Mollin eats protein chips, Koz finds out Libra is cooking the books. To catch up on previous chapters, click HERE. Chapter 12 Getting the slice of data wasn’t complicated, but the amount of data the…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 11

By Kathleen McClure | July 20, 2020

Ray raids the fridge, sibling’s spat, and Ada Lovelace makes a cameo.To catch up on previous chapters, click HERE. Chapter 11 While Ray was happy that Jessyn was happy that Koz thought he could slice…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 10

By Kathleen McClure | July 13, 2020

Harry reveals his portion of a plan. Greek monsters are discussed. Koz and Jessyn talk neuroscience.To catch up on previous chapters, click HERE. Chapter 10 “I’m guessing you told her the plan?” Harry asked Jessyn…