As you may know, FVP’s new Anthology, Free-flowing Stories, will be released online and at our sale on Dec. 6th.
Here’s a teaser and a snippet from the third story:
||DESIRÉE by David S. Moore
Dr. Leonard Brown, PhD in proteomics, heads a team of biochemists who are responsible for perfecting the genetic gifts of young women who will one day become betrothed to the world’s most wealthy men. But after many years of devoted work he’s beginning to have his doubts about the morality of his chosen occupation.
Velvety lips with a tinge of vaginal rose. Mysterious eyes—greenish, with hints of turquoise and haunting gold. Skin an indeterminate copper—a bit Somali, a bit Tahitian, but mostly unidentifiable. High cheekbones, a delicate nose, soft chin. A magnetic face, even without a bit of makeup; unforgettable.
I know every line and shade of that beautiful visage. My office is filled with dozens of photos of her- laughing, sleeping, eating, playing, bathing. Like the others, I have long since been captivated by the spell—a profound beauty, deeply disturbing and visceral. Part of the job, Avery says; part of the job. The only antidote is inundation. Immerse yourself in so many photos, so many images that you simply cannot think of her as anything other than a subject for study.
They bring us skin and blood samples every month. I and the others of my team test and retest. We look for any hint of genetic drift. Even the slightest deviation from the profile must be reported. And then? Avery won’t say. He just clenches his teeth and finds any excuse for an exit. It’s never happened in the fifteen year history of the company. Or so says Marketing. But we test anyway, to assure our customers of the very finest product.
Avery Stevens—brilliant, though a bit too arrogant. Harvard PhD in Bioengineering at 19; did his doctoral thesis on the genetics of obsession; created a genetically engineered retrovirus that confers supernormal intelligence at twenty-two; founded his own company at twenty-four; hundred-billionaire at twenty-nine. But RejuveMates, he has said in numerous press releases, is by far his finest work…..
Want more? You can get the Anthology December 6th, December 13th & December 18th at our events. We’ll have a link to Amazon for online purchase as soon as it is released.