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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 11

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 11 CHAPTER 7 I spent my next duty on the hull with Captain Leary as he indicated our course to me from the Dorsal A masthead platform. The captain was using a … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 10

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 10 CHAPTER 6 Barnes started taking off his helmet as soon as the outer hatch had locked closed. I knew that was usual for riggers, but I’d always been willing to wait … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 09

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 09 Wedell and I had been using hand signals when we needed to “speak.” Rigging suits didn’t have radios because the accidental use of one in the Matrix could send a ship … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 08

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 08 CHAPTER 5 “Testing thrusters One and Six,” said a raspy voice over the PA system. The Sunray shook and wobbled as two plasma thrusters vented into the flooded slip. Pasternak, the … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 07

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 07 CHAPTER 4 I had a cabin on Level 1 — the rebuilding had added officers’ spaces as well as quarters for the crew and passengers. I had just opened the hatch … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 06

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 06 “I’m Cory,” the officer at the command console said when I knelt beside him. “I’m second lieutenant and have the duty right now. You are?” “Sir, I’m Roylan Olfetrie,” I said. … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 05

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 05 CHAPTER 3 Captain Leary had said “noon.” I timed it to arrive at eleven in the morning. If they told me to cool my heels for an hour, that was fine. … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 04

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 04 This wasn’t stuff I liked to talk about, and it wasn’t any of Leary’s business that I could see. Telling him to shut up was within my rights — and would’ve … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 03

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 03 CHAPTER 2 I looked out the window of my room, holding aside the towel I’d nailed up to cover the casement. Not that anybody across the broad arterial was likely to … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 02

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 02 I stepped back as Cady dived forward on his nose. He’d been trying to grab me with his left hand and just overbalanced when I doubled him up. He wasn’t hurt … Continue reading

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