Tokyo5: Prosper’s Law

‘Welcome! Welcome to Tokyo5!’ As the ad-birds sing. When they’re not being scavenged for parts, that is. Or reprogrammed by hack-worms. Or - well, in any case... welcome!

Tokyo5. Just one of the thousand AR cities that now occupy the site of Old Tokyo, itself no more than a legend beneath the layers of The Stack.

It began with the discovery of S-Light and the Somatic Conversion Therapy (or Soft-Death) that allowed people to co-exist for the first time without ever coming into contact.

Yet the bigger the code, the bigger the bugs…

It’s been 130 years since the split and last contact between the cities. Sato Kurama is a Prospectr, known as Prospers, the corporate police’s specialised ‘Geist’ hunter units. These dangerous glitches have been the only stain on the new world’s otherwise glittering surface.

But now a new threat emerges, one that could force the cities to reestablish old ties… but if they do, will there still be anything to bind them?

This is my submission for the MAL x Honeyfeed Writing Contest 2022. I’ll be updating at least several times a week starting on Tuesday evenings.

Comments are very very welcome, please leave any you would like to! It would be so nice to engage with the community here particularly helpful with stuff going on in life atm. :)

I’m cranking up the release schedule now so please follow if you like it as I won’t have exact release days - should be at least a few chapters a week. I hope you enjoy it and what’s to come!

Prompt: Cyberpunk
Theme(s): #Crime #Action #Cyberpunk #Sci-Fi
My themes: #Mystery #Plot-Twist

<cover art courtesy of JoshKasperCreative>

This is my submission for the MAL x Honeyfeed Writing Contest 2022. I’ll be updating at least several times a week starting on Tuesday evenings.

Comments are very very welcome, please leave any you would like to! It would be so nice to engage with the community h...

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Chapter 0: How Come It Rains In Heaven?
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Chapter 1: An Illusion of the Day
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Chapter 2: Skit
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Chapter 3: The Guy That Sweeps The Chikit Sweepers
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Chapter 4: Guys Like That
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Chapter 5: Furukawa, Furukawa
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Chapter 6: Shoot the Future
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Chapter 7: ‘He’s on our side??’
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Chapter 8: Coda
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Chapter 9: Guess They Don’t Have Iglus in Ikeda
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Chapter 10: The Quarry
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Chapter 11: Boss Tanto
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Chapter 12: Kingfisher
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Chapter 13: What Happened To Raki
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Chapter 14: The Glow of Tomorrow’s Sun
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Chapter 15: Strange Allegiances
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Chapter 16: Just Lucky, I Guess
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Chapter 17: A Little Dancing Spider
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Chapter 18: Ritsuo: The Iron Man
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Chapter 19: The 8th Daimyo
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Chapter 20: Super Geisty
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Chapter 21: Heir to the Empire
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Chapter 22: The High Price of Living
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Chapter 23: Old Blue Eyes
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Chapter 24: Party Crasher
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Chapter 25: Summit of the Gods
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Chapter 26: A Flower for the Vanguard
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Chapter 27: A Fine Wine
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Chapter 28: Forest for the Trees
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Chapter 29: Henry
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Chapter 30: Darkness Itself
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Chapter 31: No Player Two/The Battle of Shibuya Metro 22
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Chapter 32: Aftermath
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Chapter 33: The Chicken, The Egg and a Lot of Coffee
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Chapter 34: The Derelict World
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Chapter 35: Imagine Yourself On a Beach…
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Chapter 36: Everyone Has A Button
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Chapter 37: Swarm
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Chapter 38: I Have Always Liked “Emperor”
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Chapter 39: Say Hi To Your New Leader
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Chapter 40: He Who Controls the Transporters
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Chapter 41: Gravity
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Chapter 42: Birth
UpdatedAug 31, 2022
Writing StatusFinished
Word Count74,990
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