This is the story behind Johnny Pheryl, in it’s very earliest of stages. First draft…
Jack Porter is a data entry employee for the Commerce Guild, the galactic leader in business and trade. He’s a reliable blue collar worker with high aspirations and lofty goals, but nothing to show for it. He spends his days working and his nights dreaming of a better tomorrow.
Johnny Pheryl is an ex-mercenary residing peacefully on the planet Neo. He’s haunted nightly, by visions of an unknown life that exists in fragments in the depths of his subconscious. The memories of the last decade of his life are a blank canvas. Content to live out his days in solitude and anonymity on the edge of the galaxy, he hopes to find healing and rest for his uneasy mind.
His rest is momentary, however. A relentless bounty hunter, sent to hunt down and capture him, disrupts his peaceful existence. With a lurking evil in hot pursuit, Johnny sets out on a journey of rediscovery, to uncover his past and finally find peace.
Johnny and Jack. One man wanting to make a difference in the universe. The other wanting to rediscover his place in the universe.
Little do these men know of the parallels that exist between their realities. Realities that contain a link to a dark secret and answers to a growing civil unrest in the galaxy. Neither one aware they hold the key to prevent the fall of a democracy and rise of an empire.
One of them, is about to discover it all and uncover a trail of lies, betrayal and deception and with it a truth that links these two men together as one…
© Alan “Jedi” Zaugg 2018