A Man Among Gods by Amanda McCarter
Approx. 10,190 words.
Published on May 20, 2012.
Roger McCrory is a simple man. He likes his smokes, his booze and his women. But when the old man known only as Odin returns to remind him of his oath, it seems as though his simple life will soon end. Three years free of the machine for every nine inside the machine. Wrapped in wires and conduits, Roger considers it a miserable existence, but he'll die if he doesn't go back. Or will he?