I could hear footsteps come down the staircase.
“Mr. Blue!” Kelly said, immediately recognizing me.
“Jeff,” I insisted.
“Jeff, how have you been? What brings you here?”
“Jeff just recently came out of a coma,” J0 interjected.
“He thinks that, by seeing our house, it could help him,” Mr. Kaminski added.
“Of course,” she said. She looked at J0 and extended a hand. “I’m Kelly Kaminski.”
“Julie. Julie Blue,” J0 replied and shook Kelly’s hand.
“This must be so hard on you.”
“Yes, it has been. We’re getting through it, together, one day at a time.”
“Jeff is lucky to have you.”
It felt so natural to have J0 introduce herself as Julie like that. Surprisingly, it wasn’t disturbing in the slightest.
“Believe me now,” Mr. Kaminski said, “we’ve been very happy here.”
“I’m delighted to hear that,” I said.
“What can we do to help?” Kelly asked.
“I’m not really sure what I came here to find. I guess I was just hoping that being back here would spark some memory.”
“Not yet, but—”
“We aren’t willing to give up,” J0 finished. “We’re trying new things every day.”
“Do you want to try going upstairs?” Mr. Kaminski suggested.
Their guests were restless on the verge of annoyance. Mr. Kaminski also seemed to notice. In his attempt to move us along, it appeared he was trying not to be overtly rude or inconsiderate.
“I think it might be helpful,” I said.
Jeff Blue - the victim of a time-travel conspiracy - wakes up trapped in the year 2095. The only familiar face is J0, a robotic copy of the wife he left behind in 1981. But can she be trusted? J0 could be the only key to unlock Jeff's journey home, but it will require her to do something against her programming , something human.
During Jeff's perilous journey through the future, he will have to discover the truth about J0's origins, and solve the mystery behind how he wound up in 2095, in order to uncover the reality of his own destiny.
Armed with a one-way ticket to the moon, Jeff must race against the clock to seize what might be his last chance to return home to his time. A time without hover cars, Justice Computers, or TeleSkins - a time over 100 years ago.
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Brian Paone was born and raised in the Salem, Massachusetts area. An award winning author, his love of writing began through the medium of short stories at the young age of twelve. After almost 20 years of consistently writing short stories for only his friends and family to read, Brian's first full-length novel was published in 2007, and he has published two more since then. Brian is married to an Officer in the US Navy, and they have 3 children. Brian is a Police Officer for the St. Mary's GA Police Department and has been working in Law Enforcement since 2002. He is also a self-proclaimed roller coaster junkie, and his favorite color is burnt-orange.
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