LOST COLONY CH. 10-4

“Mwrrf.” Beside him, Bogg sat upright, peering first through the open side window, then at Sparr. He shifted nervously. “It’s okay boy,” he said, trying to soothe the beast. Sparr scratched at Bogg’s flanks. If only he felt the same confidence he was trying to inspire. Navigation Infrastructure not found, the control panel warned. “Shit!” Sparr … Read more

LOST COLONY CH. 10-3

“You asked me what the worst I imagined was,” he pointed out. “Either way, the reports came to an abrupt end. Remember Stacke’s lecture? Somewhere between five and ten years after arrival, the reports stopped. That’s pretty early on. I’m sorry Tracee, but it’s difficult to imagine what could have cut off their comms but … Read more

LOST COLONY CH. 10-2

“You like Alain, don’t you?” Aine was enjoying herself, smiling wickedly, not breaking eye contact with Cee. “Wouldn’t mind a little fun?” “Look,” Cee said, her discomfort becoming increasingly apparent. “I didn’t know Alain and you were… I mean, I didn’t even know there was a you.” “Please,” Aine said, “I’m sorry.” She offered a warmer smile. … Read more

LOST COLONY CH. 10-1

A man who has yet to choose his path. Sparr drew in a deep breath, both recovering from his exertions climbing the little mountain, and trying to find calm. Below, Santi was indistinct, the dust thrown into the air by its occupants softening all but the most prominent landmarks. The docks were visible, the beneficiaries … Read more

LOST COLONY CH. 09-5

With exquisite care, Sparr peered around the corner. Only the female assassin remained. Eyes wide with fear, but staff raised, she faced the drone. But it wasn’t her the drone was interested in. Instead, it floated along the alley until it hovered just over the male assassin. It clicked and hummed, spinning slowly as it … Read more

LOST COLONY CH. 09-4

Caught off guard, Sparr struggled to understand. “How do you know they’re looking for me?” “These,” she said, pressing a scrap of paper into his hand. “Very good drawings of you!” For a moment Sparr thought the paper really was hand drawn. Four images, each unmistakably him, had been printed on the page. In one … Read more

LOST COLONY CH. 09-3

He came, releasing a deep, ecstatic howl. The prince buried his cock into the maiden’s pussy, holding it in place as he unloaded. It was his turn to shudder, pressing himself against his lover, as his orgasm swept him along in its relentless path. His body jerked through a series of aftershocks which only reluctantly … Read more

LOST COLONY CH. 09-2

“Are we just going to watch?” Sparr asked. She turned to him, amused. “You have no idea how close you are.” *** “And now, ladies and gentlemen, I give you the world’s shortest, and most boring, Sci-Fi movie of all time. Only, it isn’t fiction.” Fowler had suggested that the day’s briefing would include entertainment. … Read more

LOST COLONY CH. 09-1

“Nothing to see here, folks, just a man carrying parts for an air car.” Sparr strode through the throng of sailors, merchants, and laborers crowding the Santi docks. Girls running errands and foremen bellowing at teams of porters fought for the same patch of rock as those hoping to sell them food, drink, or companionship. … Read more

LOST COLONY CH. 08-4

“I’m glad you got picked up,” he said, pouring a glass for Sparr. “Jance and I both got the word out that you might need a lift.” “Thank you. I’m not sure that the barge crew knew what to think of me and Bogg, but they got us here.” He sniffed at the wine, which … Read more