Novelette by Annie Reed

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Jackson’s parents want him to have a normal childhood. But they’re not normal parents, and Jackson’s not a normal little boy.

They have abilities. Superpowers.

That makes them dangerous enemies to the Program.

An innocent family fun day at a local theme park turns into a nightmare for Jackson and his parents in this thrilling prequel to Annie Reed’s FASTER.


Award-winning editor and author Kristine Kathryn Rusch describes Annie Reed as “one of the best writers I’ve come across in years.”

Annie’s won recognition for her stellar writing across multiple genres. Her story “The Color of Guilt” was selected as one of The Best Crime and Mystery Stories 2016 and her story “One Sun, No Waiting” was one of the first science fiction stories honored with a literary fellowship award by the Nevada Arts Foundation.

A frequent contributor to the Fiction River anthologies, Annie’s thrilled to be a part of the upcoming relaunch of Pulphouse magazine. Annie’s recent work includes the superhero origin short novel Faster,  which can be found in Hiding Behind the Cowl, and the urban fantasy novella “Unbroken Familiar.” Annie’s also one of the founding members of the innovative Uncollected Anthology, a quarterly series of themed urban fantasy stories written by some of the best writers working today.

Annie’s novels include Pretty Little Horses, Paper Bullets, A Death in Cumberland, and the upcoming Missing in Cumberland, as well as numerous other projects she can’t wait to get to. For more information about Annie, including news about upcoming bundles and publications, go to