ORIGINAL FICTION: "Climbers" by Chip Haynes

Chip Haynes

It was a beautiful night, the moon shining bright, and before I plagiarize a perfectly good Eagles’ song, let me tell you: All Ray Meadows did- the one innocent act that started it all- was this: He looked out the window. His wife was fast asleep. She didn’t see a thing. Ray saw it all. Well, he saw the one thing he wasn’t supposed to see. He saw exactly what it is that goes bump in the night.

That single moonlit curiosity fast became an annoyance that then marched itself right toward obsession. What was that thing? Ray went from average neighborhood good guy and your favorite buddy at work to a man possessed as he searched for answers- and the animal he wasn’t supposed to see. He didn’t want it to change him. He was happy with his life. But did you see that?

From the suburbs of present-day Indianapolis to London during the Blitz of WWII, Ray finds and follows the trail of a curious animal that should not be here- but is. The more he knows, the more he wants to know, and curiosity was the cat’s undoing. Would Ray fare any better? And just how dangerous is that thing?

If Climbers keeps you up at night, here’s a word to the wise: Don’t look out the window.

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"Climbers" is an online novel by Chip Haynes that we'll be serializing here on Republibot. Given its length, we've decided to set up this page to link to all the chapters as they go online (One every Sunday). Bookmark this page, and check back periodically!
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Chapter One: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-one

Chapter Two: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-two

Chapter Three: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-three

Chapter Four: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-four

Chapter Five: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-five

Chapter Six: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-six

Chapter Seven: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-seven

Chapter Eight: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-eight

Chapter Nine: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-9

Chapter Ten: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-ten

Chapter Eleven: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-eleven

Chapter Twelve: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-twelve

Chapter Thirteen: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-thir...

Chapter Fourteen: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-four...

Chapter Fifteen: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-fifteen

Chapter Sixteen: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-four...

Chapter Seventeen: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-seve...

Chapter Eighteen: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-eigh...

Chapter Ninteen: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-ninteen

Chapter Twenty: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-twenty

Chapter Twenty-One: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-twen...

Chapter Twenty-Two: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-twen...

Chapter Twenty-Three: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-twen...

Chapter Twenty-Four: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-twen...

Chapter Twenty-Five: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-twen...

Chapter Twenty-Six: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-twen...

Chapter Twenty-Seven: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-twen...

Chapter Twenty-Eight: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chapter-twen...

Epilog: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-epilogue

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