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The Amber Arrow – Snippet 21

The Amber Arrow – Snippet 21 Chapter Eighteen: The Mistake Wannas found Ursel at the end of the first watch. “I will spell you,” he said. “Are you sure this is the right thing to do? We have such pressing … Continue reading

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Chain of Command – Snippet 21

Chain of Command – Snippet 21 Chapter Ten 7 December 2133 (ten hours later) (fourteen days from K’tok orbit) Sam’s relationship with Captain Huhn had proved as constant and predictable as the energy output of an eruptive variable star. The … Continue reading

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Chain of Command – Snippet 20

Chain of Command – Snippet 20 “Commander, I don’t know anything about any intelligence leaks.” “Then how could you be so sure the same attack launched against your force could have been duplicated against ours? Our senior operations staff assures … Continue reading

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The Amber Arrow – Snippet 20

The Amber Arrow – Snippet 20 Chapter Seventeen: The Changelings Several of the half-breed children were sharing blankets that the Skraelings had rolled out from their bedrolls. “They done run us out of the West,” said the little boy who … Continue reading

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Chain of Command – Snippet 19

Chain of Command – Snippet 19 Sam shook his head. “I gave the order but only after the Captain gave me permission.” “And the audio track will confirm that?” she said. “No, the Captain nodded to me. He didn’t speak.” … Continue reading

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The Amber Arrow – Snippet 19

The Amber Arrow – Snippet 19 From the trees charged– Not wolves. Too little. Coyotes. Yipping, screaming, sounding like a cross between a barn owl and a squeaky door hinge. Coyotes in a pack, headed for her. As if their … Continue reading

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Iron Angels – Snippet 27

Iron Angels – Snippet 27 Chapter 15 Lali stared at Rao, who in turn stared at the fluorescent light suspended above them with its robotic hum. The light’s cold flicker accentuated Rao’s hard face and the deep lines there, like … Continue reading

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Iron Angels – Snippet 26

Iron Angels – Snippet 26 A piece of cloth caught in the light. He patted himself down, searching for the cheap pen he always kept on him. The exact pocket depended entirely on the quality of his attire and the … Continue reading

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Chain of Command – Snippet 18

Chain of Command – Snippet 18 Chapter Nine 7 December 2133 (two days later) (fourteen days from K’tok orbit) PLAN OF THE DAY USS Puebla, DDR-11 7 December 2133 LCDR Delmar P. Huhn, USN COMMANDING OFFICER LT Samuel M. Bitka, … Continue reading

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The Amber Arrow – Snippet 18

The Amber Arrow – Snippet 18 Chapter Sixteen: The Hunt Ursel was brooding on the dream again. She’d had the same, or nearly the same, dream for the past three nights. She’d been sleeping on her wool ground cloth as … Continue reading

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