Babe, a novelette by Jesse Gordon - Kindle E-book (Kindle)

In a time of medical marvels and social revolutions, Demis Matheson regrets living his life as an unfortified, aged Fogy—until he meets a Babe named Chronos, who tests his notions of youth and beauty.

“Babe” was originally titled “Fogy,” and first appeared as part of The Reformed Citizen anthology. The story is a spin-off idea based on notes for a Time Chaser sub-plot that never made it into the published version of the novel. I’ve since re-introduced the “Babe” social aspect into Time Chaser: Special Edition, which includes the super-cheesy Breakfast with Chronos novella in its entirety. (I wanted to include free fortified bubble gum samples, but my publisher chickened out during contract negotiations. Oh, well.)