Corporate Man is called in to investigate reports of vile, unethical business practices at Great American Business Company. What he finds there just might destroy him (except we all know the ending to The Tragic Death of Corporate Man so it should be fairly obvious that it can't really destroy him, though it can come close).

Enslaved by the Bonus Whores is an all new Corporate Man Adventure Serial. Chapters will post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

After nearly a decade of imprisonment, Corporate Man returns to find the economy in ruins and his deadliest enemies in control of all but a fraction of society's wealth. He embarks upon a quest to set right the wrongs of the business world; a task that will ultimately destroy him.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Chapter 138


Demand could barely stand upright.  He’d fought off two more waves of Betty/Jacks and suffered a dozen shallow cuts as well as something much deeper between the ribs on his left side.  He lumbered down the hallway, hand clasped dangerously close to his heart.  Blood seeped between his fingers.
He opened the door to an office and sat at a desk.  A weary sigh escaped his lips.  He hoped his lung wasn’t punctured.  He was sure he’d know it if his lung were punctured.
A Jack unit appeared in the doorway.  Its eyes went wide, its mouth opened, and it emitted a sound something like a modem scream crossed with a dentist drill.
Demand didn’t get up.  So what if they got to him now or in a few minutes?  He couldn’t last much longer.  Let it end.  But when two more Jacks and four Bettys crowded the doorway Demand sighed, pushed away from the desk, and stood ready.
The screaming Jack unit lifted its hand and pointed a sharpened finger toward Demand.  Behind it, two of the Betty units exploded in a mess of circuits, wires, and mechanical limbs.  Demand had just enough time to flinch and furrow his brow before another Betty and two Jacks met similar fates.
Corporate Man dropped into the room from a vague upward direction, his necktie trailing behind him.  Business Woman and Senior Executive charged through the door and dismantled the remaining robots.
Demand smiled.  Then he slumped over the desk, bleeding, and lost consciousness.