Chris Ingram Author


Chris Ingram was born in St. Louis and grew up in Oyster Bay on New York’s Long Island. He spent about 30-years writing, producing, reporting and anchoring the news in markets of every size and at CBS News in New York. He published his first book, “Hey Kemosabe! The Days (and Nights) of a Radio Idyll,” in 2014. His science fiction novella, “Specious Skies,” was released in November by Alban Lake Publishing. His work has been included in such publications as Flash Fiction Magazine, Loch Raven Review, and Hypnopomp Magazine. He has also been a cook, truck driver, radio deejay, and a wrestling coach.


Specious Skies

South Florida is underwater. The privileged live in elevated cities looming the over mostly-abandoned, inun-dated population centers of Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach. The Environmental Policy Surveillance, Implemen-tation and Enforcement Authority (the 'Mentals) wields absolute power, exacting revenge upon earlier generations for standing by as the planet was "polluted, denuded and disputed" nearly to death. Such is the power of the 'Mentals that they have imposed the immediate dissolution of NASA's Moon mining operations, marooning a dozen American astronauts on the lunar surface.

Robert has begun a new job with an energy distributor. Having "gone along to get along" for his entire life, he's now called upon to take a stand and to become a vital part of the ragtag resistance building among the forgotten people living "down below.” The day has finally arrived when he'll prove his worth; he’ll provide the Helium 3 fuel they need so desperately to save the stranded astronauts.

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