CLOCKS THAT DON'T TICK by Kilian Thomas
Gary is a five-hundred year-old bank teller with a fading memory. He works beside Martha, a woman with a posse of imaginary friends. They're what people call Thralls, the Bosses’ immortal slaves. One day at lunch, Gary notices an old friend by the name of Charlemagne. He’s a Traveler, a man resurrected for the Bosses' entertainment. The king in rags asks Gary about the plan for escape he was promised when they last met five decades ago. Gary has forgotten, but promises to think up a new one.