Friday, February 3, 2012

Watching and Waiting

Here is the excerpt from "Watching and Waiting":
Hyde Fellows and Tudor Lom sat quietly in the cockpit of their small shuttle. The systems were dialed down to their lowest possible power, rendering the pair nearly undetectable. It also meant that activity needed to be kept to a minimum, with the cooling and ventilation systems operating at such a decreased rate. Fortunately, Hardbarger had sent them out on a scouting job, not retrieval. As another drop of sweat rolled down Hyde's nose, he realized his minimalist interest in moving, and just how badly he wanted to go home, and shower.
"I can't believe they still haven't sent out a freighter," Tudor whispered. "The schedule these people keep is killing me. What's it been, five hours already?"
"Six hours, nine minutes," Fellows replied, "and I told you already, you don't have to whisper. We're in space, not under water, their sensors can't hear you."
"Yeah, yeah, old habits die hard."
Gary Bloom
Twitter: @gbbloom

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