Challenged: Chapter 2, Part 1Chapter 2
Anthony Barton stood at the corner of Tenth Street and Lincoln Avenue, his back leaning against the wall of an aged brownstone and his brow furrowed above his large, dark sunglasses. Holding a newspaper in his right hand and a hot dog in his left, he looked down at the newspaper in his hands and read one of the front page stories which said something about not wanting to know what is in the food you eat, and then another thing about traces of horse meat being found in the supposedly “All-Beef Hot Dogs”. Barton threw up a little in his mouth and muttered, “That’s enough for today.” He threw his hot dog in a garbage can and grabbed a napkin from the cart where he bought his hot dog. After wiping the grease and ketchup from his mouth, Barton turned on spoke into his walkie-talkie saying, “Jim, any news on your end?” He removed his finger from the button and the voice of his partner, Jim Gabriel, filled the airways.
“I have nothing,
Challenged: Chapter 1Connor Fleck left his office building at three o’clock in the afternoon following an intense meeting with the rest of the staff of Howard & Fleck Publishing Co. over Fleck’s authority and whether he had been abusing his power or not. He was the eldest living member of the Fleck side of the company, while the rest of the Howard family had no member unretired or not already promoted to the corporate level of operations, leaving him the unchallenged editor-in-chief of the original location of the company. Fleck didn’t believe he abused his power of his employees to any extent. The only reason the meeting had ever existed was because of an incompetent employee who filed a complaint to the corporate level stating that Mr. Fleck had threatened to have him fired and on the street if he sent another manuscript straight to corporate instead of to Fleck. If the men up at the corporate level wanted to publish books sent to the original branch so badly, then they shouldn’t