All the Broken Pieces

  • Novella 1.5
Malik Sadik wants a simple life, thank you very much. He’s doing well with that goal until a robbery gone wrong changes everything…

Get this story free


With large chunks of his memory missing, a list of priorities that’s been turned upside down and a growing headache that seems to be connected to the lies he hears, the last thing Malik Sadik needs is the police sniffing after his case. Unfortunately, luck isn’t on speaking terms with him. As if being dragged to the police station for a statement about an event he doesn’t remember weren’t enough, Malik has to deal with a consultant who isn’t part of the force and who has his own agenda.

The worst part of the deal is the nagging feeling of knowing and disliking the sketchy psychologist. The reason is there, hiding in some dusty corner of Malik’s missing memories, and the sense of urgency telling him he needs to remember is only second to the dread that grips him every time those dark, lost recesses come too close to the light.

But Malik can’t ignore the blank spaces in his head forever. Not when they seem to be the reason his life is no longer simple and average. And no matter how crazy the police consultant had seemed, facts pile up and force Malik to realize that maybe the man is right.


Maybe whoever survived the robbery that night wasn’t entirely Malik Sadik…

Please note: this story is eventually offered to newsletter subscribers. Immediately upon sign up, readers will get access to Return from Exile and, if they choose to stay on board, All the Broken Pieces will follow a few days later.


Additional information