Where do you go when the going gets painful? And how do you get back?
Between a rock and some very sharp objects – you’ve been captured by the Alliance, you’re mostly paralyzed, and there are some nasty tools hanging on the wall. What’s a simple signals analyst to do? And where’s your tough soldier brother when you need him?
This is a 6,300 word SHORT STORY.
WARNING:This is a graphic, literally visceral story about torture (albeit somewhat lighthearted). Definitely not suitable for children.
The alien Mechanics attacked from nowhere and for no reason. Or did they?
Anjica is a human scout searching for resources and mapping the edge of Mechanic space – the systems occupied by the mysterious, implacable foes that wiped out Frexi colony for no reason. All that mankind has in its favor is the faster than light Duncaster drive. But then Anjica finds a secret that explains the Mechanics’ enmity and may give humans an edge. If she can survive to bring it home.
This book contains two linked SHORT STORIES (about 11,000 words).