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Gator Girl: Episode One
by Steven Smith

A dark comic-book hero style novel. A young girls world begins to spiral out of control, and a web of lies is soon uncovered. "Sounds interesting!"


My name is Melanie Wilson. I have always been a good swimmer. Actually that is a lie, as far back as I can remember I have been an excellent swimmer. My father tells me that there were times when I was younger that I was awful at swimming. Funny thing is, I don't re...

Chapter 1

"Mel. Don't leave your sneakers at the bottom of the stairs. I can't keep telling you!" 

That's my dad, Raymond Wilson. Shouting up to me from the bottom of the stairs, again. He doesn’t so much yell, but his tone let's me know t...

Chapter 2

Dad rushed me to the hospital, scooting me into the emergency department and demanding to see someone right away. As always, he was over reacting and I felt a little embarrassed for him. I was fine, I felt fine. Just a little weirded out by the vivid dream. Why did ...

Chapter 3

When I woke up I felt as sick as a dog. I was still in hospital but this was a private room, pristine white and void of any windows. A solo door was on the left-hand side, a glass pane at the top with a slatted blind to cover it from the outside. I tried to sit up a...

Chapter 4

The drive home was strange, Dad barely said two words to me, focussing on the freeway with a rigid posture. 

"If you need to ask me anything, go right ahead. I'll be up front with you." He finally said. 

"Maybe you should have tried t...

Chapter 5

I was dried and changed, slipping on my sneakers just as the rest of the team were heard making their way to the shower room. I grabbed my rucksack and darted down the locker room before anyone saw me. 

I was dreading this moment now a...

Chapter 6

My request was met with awkward silence before Doctor Watkiss continued with his work, "That would not be advisable Melanie." He turned towards a small cylindrical device and began to place the blood samples inside. 

"I need to meet the man who expos...

Chapter 7

We got home and I kicked off my sneakers at the bottom of the stairs. I started a jog up the steps only to spin around and snatch my footwear off the floor and continued my stride up to my room. 

I wrenched my jacket off my shoulders and tossed it onto my...

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