Detective James Arbuthnot is just trying to do his job – close out the file on an investigation that is no longer relevant. The woman, Anna, who disappeared, is back home; everything seems to be back to normal. Then Karen opens the door of her condo. Arbuthnot thinks she's pretty but fat. Karen decides to give the officer a different perspective – and an experience of the Other.
This short story describes Detective Arbuthnot's attempts to interview Karen, a potential witness to the disappearance of her friend, Anna. Despite his best efforts, the detective is distracted by thoughts and fantasies of a sexual nature. Are they his thoughts and fantasies or is Karen exerting a strange influence on him? While Arbuthnot is not exactly a politically correct modern male – as you will see from his internal monologue – he is a dedicated police professional. This encounter – and much else – is also described in Being in Time, Bound in Space, the second book of The Tentacles of Chaos.
This story is graphic in nature and is intended for adults only. All characters depicted in sexually explicit scenes are over 18 years old.
In Being, Bondage, and Nothingness, the first book of The Tentacles of Chaos, we meet Anna and Mark, a successful, happily married couple with two daughters. However, all is not as it seems. Anna has strange, erotic dreams, or at least they appear to be dreams. Then Anna disappears leaving Mark to figure out how to move forward with his life and care for the children. And deal with the police. Mark is the only suspect the police consider in the case of Anna’s disappearance. Mark hires a young woman to help him with the girls. But she seems to have her own unusual interests. Anna may have undergone a transformation. Between pressure from the police and the attentions of the nanny, Mark is slipping into sensual escapism. Where did Anna go? What will happen to Mark and the children she left behind? And what is Aimee, the nanny, up to?
In Being in Time, Bound in Space (The Tentacles of Chaos – Book Two), the story of Anna, her family, and Aimee, the nanny, continues as Anna returns home from a lengthy captivity. She deals with the nanny who has seduced her husband and with the police who have many unanswered questions. Anna reconnects with Karen to try to understand their mutual experience of the Being. Anna works to uncover events in her past that might explain why the Being chose her. With the help of Dr. Erik Smithson, Anna comes to terms with the transformation she has undergone and begins to understand what to do with her new abilities.
Being – Beyond Good and Evil is the third book of The Tentacles of Chaos. The story of Anna, her family, Karen, and Detective Evelyn Ford concludes, for the present, as creatures of the mysterious Being attack people of this world through strange dreams. To protect her family and friends, Anna comes to terms with a decision she made. She deals with the police and their unanswered questions about the disappearance of Aimee, the nanny. Anna finds the link in her past that connects her with the Being and uses it to fight the alien creatures.
Karen’s Story – A Dream of Tentacles (A Tentacles of Chaos Story) — In this short story, Karen tells her version of events leading up to and culminating in the dream experience of the alien creature that she shares with Anna.
The Professor and the Sex Goddess (A Tentacles of Chaos Story) — A previously unpublished paper written by Dr. Erik Smithson after his first encounter with Anna, a Transformed Being. He calls her Alpha in the monograph to shield her identity. This meeting is also described in Being in Time, Bound in Space, the second book of The Tentacles of Chaos. Though he does not know it at the time of writing this paper, Dr. Smithson is destined to play an important role in Anna's life as well as in protecting humanity from an ancient alien threat.
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