When pirates board her spaceship, an overweight, middle-aged cargo hauler must use her wits, inventiveness and knowledge of B-grade action movies to survive.
Fight of the Cargo Hauler is a 4400-word sci-fi short story, and has been published in The Scarlet Leaf Review’s May 2017 issue. Check it out here (for free!) or keep reading for an excerpt. I’d love to hear any feedback you’ve got, so feel free to comment below!
Fight of the Cargo Hauler:
Christina Everett’s day went downhill when the yellow light flashed on her spaceship’s dashboard. Groaning, she eased her bulky backside out of the pilot’s chair. She shuffled out of the cockpit, not bothering to grab the holochart with directions to the faulty boiler.
Yellow wasn’t too bad. It didn’t mean Christina’s cargo hauler was in mortal danger – not like when it flashed red. Yellow just meant minor repairs. More damn repairs. She’d spent most of her six-month trip tightening screws, replacing fuses and wishing TransCorp hadn’t given her a spaceship that had been old at the start of last century. Continue reading “Fight of the Cargo Hauler published in The Scarlet Leaf Review!”