Before long, we’d docked with the much larger craft and I stepped through the airlock hatch into an empty corridor. Eyebrows raised, I looked in both directions. I’d expected a welcoming party at the very least.
Raising my left sleeve, I spoke into the embedded transmitter. “We spoke with an actual crew before coming in for docking, right?”
“Where are they?”
“I no longer detect any life signs on-board.”
Can't wait for the whole story to appear, and I'll be sure to let folks know when it's available for your viewing pleasure. Until then, check out the rest of my short stories or if you prefer to pay for your reading, check out my short story collections.
Uh oh. That's NEVER good :-(ReplyDelete
Oh NICE last line. I wonder what's happened to the people - I'm sure it's nothing good.ReplyDelete
Gah! It's like Alien! I'm ready to know more...now, please.ReplyDelete
Well, Diana, Mindflights was trying to put out a new issue in January or February, so here's hoping it's soon. ;-)ReplyDelete
Misa, whenever Aston's involved, it's definitely nothing good that happens to people. Although it depends on your point of view, really...once you read the story, you might not consider what happened so bad. ;-)
Laurel, definitely right! :-)
Thanks for stopping by, all!
Great stuff...as usual!!! Good luck on the publication!!ReplyDelete
Uh oh! I hate it when people go missing like that. But, if you travel the space lanes enough, these things do tend to happen.ReplyDelete
Great hook! Good set up. You have me...now I want to find out what happens. :)ReplyDelete
Such a great story. Can't wait to see it published!ReplyDelete
Where did they go?ReplyDelete
I hate stepping onto a ghost ship!
Great snippet - compelling!
I love it! I'd like to see where you go with it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by, everyone!ReplyDelete
Yes, these things tend to happen from time to time, especially when Aston's involved. :-)
No life, including Ashton?ReplyDelete
The secret's out...Aston's a ghost pirate! :-PReplyDelete
Scary good!great snippet.ReplyDelete
Glad you enjoyed it...thanks for stopping by!ReplyDelete
Very intriguing snippet. You ended with a great little hook.ReplyDelete
Thanks! I enjoyed it too. :-)ReplyDelete
And thanks again to everyone for stopping by!
Where is this story going to end up?ReplyDelete
Supposed to be in the next issue of Mindflights...January or February, last I was told.ReplyDelete
Oooo, super creepy!ReplyDelete
It gets even more so farther into the story...ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by!