No news on the release of Fortune’s Honor yet, but in honor of the holidays, I posted last year’s Christmas story featuring Isaac Miller on the blog. It takes place two years before Fortune’s Hero, and has the first meeting between Isaac and the crew of the Good Fortune in the Last Chance bar on Canton Station on Black Friday. Here’s a snippet:
It was a nightmare, worse than any combat situation he’d ever found himself involved in.
His very own version of hell on Earth.
And he wasn’t even on Earth.
Sweat trickled down his back inside the shirt and jacket, and his hand twitched toward the laser pistol strapped to this hip, and twitched away again. Much as he wanted to, he couldn’t justify blasting his way through this crowd.
It was the biggest shopping day of the year, and the Sky Mall was filled to bursting. All fourteen levels, stuffed full of women and children. Squealing children, crying children, whining children; their shrill screams and maniacal laughter assaulting his eardrums like tiny sonic grenades, sending chills down his spine.
And then there were the women: chattering, laughing, and giggling like hyenas. Their comm links chirped incessantly, and their gel soles squished when they walked.
Noise everywhere, people everywhere, and he couldn’t shoot any of ’em.
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If you’d like to read the rest of the story – it isn’t very long – you can find it HERE.
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