After The Blood She Betrayed by Cheryse Durrant last week, here’s Stop the Whistleblower, a thriller by Charles Deemer. He is a retired screenwriting professor with many publications and
productions. Stories In Overdrive, of which Stop the Whistleblower is
#1, are designed to be quick engaging reads for busy people, where story
Elevator pitch: Before Ray can blow the whistle on a dangerous sun tan pill, he is
slipped an overdose and turns into a black man. Now no one believes him
— and he even gets arrested for the disappearance of his own white
self. It’s David against Goliath in his struggle to reveal the truth.
is taking a shower.
partially dressed. He stirs, rolls over – and shockingly: RAY IS
NOW BLACK. But he isn’t aware of this yet.
wrapped around her, and sees Ray – and immediately screams.
races back into the bathroom. The lock clicks as she locks the door.
catches a glance of himself in a dresser mirror. He freezes.
hands going to his face, feeling himself, touching the change he sees
at his image with confusion and shock. He rubs his skin, hard,
fiercely, but nothing changes. He is still very black. He steps back.
He crosses the room to the bathroom door.
happened to me? Who was here last night? Answer me, goddamn it!”
it’s Ray! What happened to me?”
I. I’m going to give you your clothes. I’ll set them on the floor in
front of the door. Then I’m going to wait across the room so you can
get them. Get dressed and then we’ll talk. Will you do that?”