on January 1st 1970
Genres: Science Fiction
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Harold Ballard's breaking point came in the sixth grade.
John Lively was a mouth-breather that no one cared about, an over-sized sixth grader voted most likely to see jail. In Harold's opinion, God had wasted a body on John Lively.
Harold was a curious loner that sat in the back of the classroom. Unlike John's family, Harold's parents loved him. They just didn't have time for him. They spent days in the basement working on something that would change the world. Sometimes they were down there for weeks.
Harold was tired of being forgotten and pushed around. So he pushed back.
That day would change the world.
This short story follows the childhood of Harold, the main villain in the Annihilation of Foreverland. It is a great little novella showing the messed-up mind of a psychopath, and the back story to how the virtual world/brain technology was created. It was a good page-turner.