Help! I'm Addicted to Cyber Drugs in a Dystopian City

I didn't ask to be born, but I was. I'm not an entrepreneur, revolutionary, or politician; I'm just a person, and not a great one at that. I don't care about the Martian Wars or corporate actions. I just want to survive.

Turns out survival is pretty tough, so sometimes I load some shock to take the edge off, so what? It hasn't blown out my neural augment yet. If I can just make enough to afford that, rent, my AI, and food I'll be content. That's all I want.

But then I met a girl...

Welcome to NYC in the year 2216! There's a one world government, corporate oligopoly, and a colony on Mars, but all I care about it using my augmented brain to process shock, a digital drug that creates a beautiful trip out of stored memories and experiences.

Have fun! Or, well, do your best!

Cover art by Gloomy - @gloomyguumi

Cover art by Gloomy - @gloomyguumi

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Chapter 13: Saturday, 4/13/2216, Part 5
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Chapter 14: Saturday, 4/13/2216, Part 6
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Chapter 15: Sunday, 4/14/2216, Part 1
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Chapter 16: Sunday, 4/14/2216, Part 2
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Chapter 17: Monday, 4/15/2216, Part 1
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Chapter 18: Monday, 4/15/2216, Part 2
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Chapter 20: Monday, 4/15/2216, Part 4
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Chapter 21: Tuesday, 4/16/2216
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Chapter 22: Wednesday, 4/17/2216, Part 1
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Chapter 23: Wednesday, 4/17/2216, Part 2
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Chapter 27: Sunday, 4/21/2216
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Chapter 28: Monday, 4/22/2216
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Chapter 29: Friday, 4/26/2216
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Chapter 30: Saturday, 4/27/2216
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Chapter 31: Sunday, 5/19/2216, Part 1
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Chapter 32: Sunday, 5/19/2216, Part 2
Author
GenreMysteryPsychologicalSci-FiThrillerCyberpunk
UpdatedAug 31, 2022
Chapters32
Writing StatusFinished
Word Count37,525
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