A short story.
It's been six months since Ray Garret single-handedly took down the mastermind of the digi-human virus Exit Reality. But life isn't any less complicated for Ray now as he fights against his alcoholism and continues to keep secret the nano-machines that course throughout his body and keep him connected to the very source of all human-perceptual connections, the Lifeline itself. But as Ray takes on his first new Antivii case, he learns a new secret about the nano-machines inside him. They've become self-aware. And they may know more about Ray than he can handle. Every memory, every thought, every moment. And worst of all, he's been hearing voices lately. More specifically, one voice. The voice of his beloved late wife, Rhonda. Can he keep it together?
Robert S. Wilson is the author of THE QUIET, the EMPIRE OF BLOOD dystopian vampire series, and the dark fiction collection WHERE ALL LIGHT IS LEFT TO DIE. He is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated editor of BLOOD TYPE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF VAMPIRE SF ON THE CUTTING EDGE, a co-editor of HORROR FOR GOOD: A CHARITABLE ANTHOLOGY and NIGHTSCAPES: VOLUME1, and lives in Middle Tennessee with his family, a silly obnoxious dog, and four psychotic cats skilled in the martial arts.
Robert's short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines including Darkfuse Magazine, Nameless Digest, Gothic Lovecraft, and more. His cyberpunk/horror novella EXIT REALITY was chosen as one of e-thriller.com’s Thrillers of the Month in July 2013.
He is currently working hard to finish a number of novels and novellas all at once like a blind juggler given knives and led into oncoming traffic.