Counting From Ten
by Michael Montoure
Jack shoved his chair back, stood, backed away, turned at the last minute and carefully did not run down the hallway to the bathroom. He walked, and raided his medicine cabinet for gauze, alcohol, tape, anything that looked useful.
He came back, led Tommy over to the kitchen sink, and carefully pulled the bandages off.
Tommy’s right hand had only the ring finger and thumb left.
About the Author
Michael Montoure writes horror & urban fantasy about hidden truths, secret dealings, & our changing pasts. He’s standing right behind you.
About the Narrator
J.C. Hutchins crafts award-winning transmedia narratives, screenplays and novels for companies such as 20th Century Fox, A&E, Cinemax, Discovery, FOX Broadcasting, Infiniti, Macmillan Publishers and Harebrained Schemes. He has been profiled by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR’s Weekend Edition, ABC Radio and the BBC. His latest creative endeavor is The 33, a monthly episodic ebook series.
J.C.’s other recent work includes writing roles on immersive online prequels for X-Men: Days of Future Past and FOX’s sci-fi TV series Almost Human. He also co-wrote the transmedia experience Body/Mind/Change starring director David Cronenberg, and Infiniti’s groundbreaking responsive film, Deja View.
J.C. has also helped extend the storyworlds of such franchises as Shadowrun, Golem Arcana, Cinemax’s espionage series Hunted, A&E’s miniseries Stephen King’s Bag of Bones and Discovery’s The Colony.
J.C. began his career as a new media novelist, using strategies such as podcasting, social media and crowdsourcing to create and distribute his acclaimed 7th Son thriller novels. The years-long endeavor was successful: 7th Son: Descent was later published by St. Martin’s Press.