Disclaimer: This series is written for a general audience and Bridger: a Dystopian Serial contains strong language and non-explicit sexuality between a married couple.
Global war has bled Earth, and Char, almost dry.
Charlane “Char” Lee Thompson has sacrificed her health and her marriage to climb the ranks of the American Federation army. When a training accident wipes out her unit, Char is embroiled in a military scandal that leaves her career and health in shambles. Char leaves the army for private security and prepares to hide out at a remote research facility.
When a humanoid creature from another world appears one night, Char sees an opportunity to reclaim her career. She agrees to helm a covert mission to follow the creature back into his world. The plan: take its resources and gain an edge in the war.
But when an encounter with her estranged husband dredges up old regrets, Char is torn between saving her country and saving the love she didn’t know still lived.
No, Geralyn Wichers has never helmed a covert expedition through an interdimensional portal, but like Charlane, ex-army officer and lead character, she never feels quite good enough.
“As women today, we face pressure from every side,” says Geralyn. “Be it our career hopes, expectations of family, or body image, it’s everywhere. It’s right on the phone in our hand. No wonder so many of us live with anxiety.”
Bridger: a Dystopian Serial is a science-fiction story told in episode form. It’s set in a world bled dry by global war and swiftly running out of resources. With her mental health and career in shambles, Char has left the army for a remote research facility.
But when a humanoid creature from another world appears, Char agrees to helm a covert mission to follow the creature back to his world. The mission: find new resources and gain an edge in the war. But an encounter with her estranged husband leaves Char torn between saving her country and saving the love she didn’t know still lived.
As she wrote, Geralyn felt a kinship with Char, who had given everything she had to advance her career.
“Char thought if she just got one more promotion, she’d feel worthy of love and respect,” Geralyn says. “In my own life, I catch myself thinking ‘if I would just lose a few pounds, if I would get nicer clothes, if I wasn’t working a dead-end job—then people would like me.’”
But this isn’t a morality tale. Geralyn leads readers on a cross-world adventure full of danger, lies and romance. Visit bridgerserial.com to read and subscribe.
Geralyn Wichers writes from Winnipeg, Manitoba where she is proud owner of the city’s third-smallest apartment. Geralyn moved to the big city to pursue a career in journalism.
Geralyn is a book-lover, a coffee nerd and recently dabbled in stand-up comedy. She wrote We are the Living, an apocalyptic story of love and hope in the midst of destruction, Sons of Earth, the story of a clone finding his humanity in a dystopian near-future, Cursed Seed, the first of the Society of Immortals trilogy, and Born for Death the second book in the trilogy.