Saturday, August 16, 2014

Reid Stories: Back to the Future Clip and VECTO Chapter 2.5

Here's a scene from Back to the Future:

"The Back to the Future franchise is an American science-fiction adventure comedy film series written and directed by Robert Zemeckis, produced by Bob Gale and Neil Canton for Amblin Entertainment, and distributed by Universal Pictures. The main plot follow the adventures of a high school student, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), and an eccentric scientist, Dr. Emmett L. Brown (Christopher Lloyd), as they use a DeLorean time machine to time travel to different periods in the history of Hill Valley, California." - Wikipedia

Here's where you can find the trilogy: Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy [Blu-ray].

And here's my VECTO scene of the week:

(Previously: In addition to Streamline, the thief avoided capture by Crysilis and the police. He's now stuck in an elevator.)

Oh great! the kid thought, looking around him for an exit plan. He pulled out the Omega Blaster and blasted the roof of the elevator. Yet it did nothing but fire a stun pulse this time. He looked over the gun and flipped one of its switches and tried again. This time, it blasted the roof off and knocked him to the floor.

Now that’s more like it, he thought as he pulled himself up to the roof of the elevator cab and looked for a wire. No wires. So he climbed the old fashion way, using his gloves to adhere to the walls and pulling himself up with upper-arm strength.

When he got to the top, the door was shut. The thief opened his trench coat and unsheathed a small black blade. The blade’s mechanics extended and the kid stabbed it between the two doors. He slid a switch on the handle down and two blades flipped out from the sides, forcing the doors open. He was now on the rooftop.

“Given up yet?” Crysilis asked, waiting on the roof.

“How the--” the thief stumbled aside, wondered how he got there.

“It’s no use. Just hand over that stinkin’ weapon, OK pal?” Crysilis said.

The kid reached into his coat and quickly tossed a smoke bomb at Crysilis. Once again, he ran, but the purple smoke solidified over Crysilis' body, locking him into a cocoon.

Vecto then entered the scene after discretely climbing the building. He knelt in front of Crysilis to analyze the material and saw the culprit standing on the edge of the roof with his arms folded.

“Enough of this foolishness!” Vecto yelled at him, standing up.

“Well said,” the kid replied, looking over his shoulder and falling backward.

Vecto rushed to the edge and could see the kid landing on a hover vehicle. The vehicle swerved, and the kid leaped on a larger transport truck flying by.

“Help!” Crysilis yelled. “Man stuck in cocoon, here!”

Vecto ignored him. “The nerve of that kid!” he said. He paused and sent coordinates for irregular transportation. In a flash, a vehicle transported beside him. It was his Arc Velos XT, a vehicle he nicknamed “V-Extreme.” It was one of his old vehicles he bought years ago, yet it still worked like a charm.

“Don’t worry, I’ll take care of him …” Vecto said in Crysilis’ direction. The curved glasslike frame from his silver car slid forward like a jet's to make room for a pilot. Vecto lifted himself into the cockpit and sealed the frame, checking his vehicle’s gauges. It brought back memories being in this car, memories of him racing Gyro who rode a hovercycle, memories of them chasing a thief long ago.

“Hey! Are you listening?!” Crysilis’ muffled voice faded. “You just gonna leave me here?”

Vecto commanded the vehicle to start, and its self-sustaining magnetic propulsive engine hummed to life. His car, shaped like a halved spade, turned around on its three underbelly spherical wheels. The V-Extreme then slowly lifted in the air with antigravity systems, its boosters flared, and it jettisoned after the culprit.

(Now that Vecto's in pursuit, will he catch the thief, and if he does, what will he do to him? Find out more in the next installment of VECTO!)

(Oct. 23, 2014, update: You can buy my Vecto: Vengeance light novel on Amazon here: Vecto: Vengeance.)


  1. Action packed Reid. Just like that clip. It's funny that futuristic gloves are "old-fashioned."

    1. Makes me question how to describe future technology that is old technology for the characters.


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