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, February 25, 2013

Chapter 180

Also in the dark, but in the other direction, was Franklin Buck.  And he was falling.  Not straight down a shaft, but in a curling tube, like a water-park slide, only much steeper.  And without the benefit of the water.  Or the enjoyment.
The slide didn’t alter its course, remaining on a continuous downward corkscrew.  The friction had burned for the first few minutes but the tube walls eventually became greasy.  This decreased the burning sensation but increased the speed of his descent.  With the added velocity came the nausea.  He’d been falling long enough to be sick once already and he could feel t queasy roiling in his stomach return.  Still, at least it didn’t burn so much anymore.
He felt bad for the next person to fall down this tube.  They’d have to slide through his puke.  Then his mind, through a process of deduction, pieced together a solution to a question that was, he hadn’t realized, nagging him.
Where had the grease in this tube come from?
The solution that assailed him involved the breakdown and decomposition of vomit ejected by previous riders of this dark corkscrew drop.  The greasy smear that would result.  And he was forced to admit that there was a dank stench in this place.  He was also forced to endure another set of wracking heaves as his stomach added to the lubrication all around him.