The First by Kipjo K. Ewers
The First, by Kipjo K. Ewers, tells the origin story of Sophia Dennison, the first and most powerful superhuman on the planet. It was published in December 2013 and is available for sale on Amazon. Genres: Action / Adventure / Science Fiction / Superhero / Women’s Fiction
Sophia Dennison wanted a normal life. She wanted to raise a family with the love of her life, and further her medical career as an up and coming surgeon in neurology… But everything changed when she was convicted and sentenced to death for the brutal murder of her husband.
After four years on death row, Sophia takes her final walk in the Mountain View Facility in Gatesville and is put to death by lethal injection at 12:00AM midnight.
Several hours after her execution, FBI Agent Mark Armitage is called to investigate a serious disturbance at the prison. Upon arriving he finds the place a war zone. After being debriefed by his friend and partner Dustin Mercer, he views the video tapes and learns that the source of the destruction is Sophia. Footage reveals that seven minutes after her execution she miraculously resurrected, breaking free of her bonds and overpowering several guards before being viciously gunned downed and dying for a second time.
Sophia Dennison has escaped and is now on the run…. The hunt is on for the first actual superhuman.
“The time is now 11:55 PM as we prepare to proceed with the execution of Prisoner 28301:014, Sophia Dennison, by the state of Texas,” he began to announce, “by lethal injection for the crime of capital murder. At this time the condemned will be allowed to say a few words.”
She drew a quivering breath as she looked at the double mirror hiding from her the witnesses sitting on the other side listening to her final words, and who would watch her draw her last breath.
“I… stand here before you… declaring my innocence,” she began to find her words, “As I did four years ago… I now go to my Maker in peace… knowing despite all my other sins… which I have owned, the one sin that I am truly clean of is the one I am condemned to die here… for… tonight…”
Her body shook violently while her tears heavily rolled.
“I… did not… murder my husband,” she fought to get out her final words, “And I forgive you all… for what you’re about to do… to me…”
Timidly she nodded her head giving the cue for the lab technician to flick the switch lowering the table to a horizontal position; her vision became blurrier as her tears now flowed like a waterfall. Despite being nearly blind, she could make out the three clear canisters lined one after another… all she focused on… was the one that would put her to sleep.
“I’m going home… I’m going home,” Sophia softly sang, “I’m going home… I’m going home…”
The warden gave the nod, as executioner pushed the button pumping the sedative within the first cylinder into the tube heading for her arm, a final light smile appeared on her face as her eyes began to flutter.
“I’m going home,” she continued to sing to the end; “I’m going… home… I’m going…”
The machine then pumped the fluid from the second cylinder.
It was now Tuesday 12:01 PM…
About the Author:
Kipjo K. Ewers majored in English and Business Administration at Iona College. After graduating, he worked for several major firms within the New York area, but his passion was always to be a writer.
Kipjo enjoys writing action packed urban fantasy. In 2012, he began creating a new superhuman universe. Finding inspiration and solace in the loss of his first daughter due to an unfortunate miscarriage that devastated both his loving wife Jacquelin, and himself, he began writing a hero origin story titled The First. He created a world for his daughter where she not only lives, but also is the strongest superhuman in the universe.
Kipjo’s debut novel, The First, was published in December 2013. The sequel, EVO: UPRISING, was released in June 2015.
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