The Sea Caravan: Chapter 4

Copyright © 2012 by Outside the Box Ink. Image by polatkaya.net Kalika She opens her eyes and for a minute she is confused by the web of twine suspended below the skylight above her head that is filled with food. A smile creeps to her face as she remembers where she is and she rolls …

The Sea Caravan: Chapter 3

Copyright © 2012 by Outside the Box Ink. Image from newsandstar.co.uk WRECKAGE James James stops to adjust the straps on his pack when he has an unexpected stroke of luck that makes his heart rise and sink at the same time. The GEOforce van that he had been following since Clearwater washed ashore. A few …

The Sea Caravan: Chapter 2

Copyright © 2012 by Outside the Box Ink. Image from fatpaddler.com INDIGNATION + INDISCRETION Rosa Through the slurry haze of rain that pelts the windows of the GEOforce van, I can see the river has overtaken the road. Creamy whitewater laps at the bases of the trees, wearing one down until its roots give out …

The Sea Caravan: Chapter 1

Copyright © 2012 by Outside the Box Ink. Image from http://jennifersnapshot.blogspot.com TRIAGE Philip For the first time in his 10-year tenure at the hospital, Dr. Philip Conrad was giving the orders to extend triage into the cafeteria. His first patient was waiting in the ER when he arrived for his shift at 0600. She was …

The Sea Caravan: Prologue

Copyright © 2012 by Outside the Box Ink. Image from ehow.com Infiltration  “I won’t beat around the bush. Your expertise led you to this table, Agent2. Your partner on this mission is transporting Dr. Villalobos to Headquarters as we speak. She needs to finish her research, and you are to establish contact at Anacortes in five …

Book 3: the sea caravan

By Natalie Janovak Copyright © 2012-17 by Outside the Box Ink. All rights reserved, including the right to publish this book or portions thereof (except for reviews, news media reports, brief quotes with attribution, and purposes of promotion) in any form whatsoever. This book is a work of fiction. All characters in this novel are …

Book 2: the new pioneers

By Natalie Janovak Copyright © 2012 by Outside the Box Ink. All rights reserved, including the right to publish this book or portions thereof (except for reviews, news media reports, brief quotes with attribution, and purposes of promotion) in any form whatsoever. This book is a work of fiction. All characters in this novel are …

The Red Pill

By Natalie Janovak Photo by Allen Sandico On September 17th I found myself holding a cardboard sign on the corner of 4th and Pike. As this was the one year anniversary of the Occupy Movement, I had decided to jump from the fringes of observation and into the fires of participation in the democracy that …

“It’s OK…I’m a WFR!”

By Natalie Janovak Suppose you’re skiing the backcountry and someone in your party wraps his leg around a tree and goes unconscious. Can you intervene and potentially save his life using only what’s around you and in your pack? Hopefully, you carry duct tape… Resourcefulness is but one of the many skills carried within the …