I wrote this story some time ago, not long after the first two stories in the Lollapalooza series. I’m not sure why, but I never got around to publishing this one – and the fourth one coming next week.
But they’re out now, ready for consumption!
Intergalactic travel can be fatal if attempted with a faulty communications system. This is why all systems are doubled.
Anouk, the Lollapalooza’s new mechanic, is faced with glitches in the Secondary, while the Prime is already out of commission.
The origin of the craft-wide problem must be found before all the systems fail.
I’ve set the price of all my short stories to $0.99 for the duration of the current confinement, however long that might last. So if you’re looking for some short and easy reading while waiting for the world to go back to normal, maybe give one of them a try!
This short story has actually been out a while but it’s possible I forgot to announce it here on the website… So, anyway. Another mystery short story set in Norway, in one of those remote places that I like so much.
Officer Belamy travels to a tiny island on the Norwegian coast to help clear up the murder of a French citizen.
The island offers an awful boat ride, tall, blond Norwegian police officers, and a talkative lady desperate for company.
Another Science Fiction story! Like The Vanguard, it’s a little weird, but not as weird…
For inspiration for this story, I sat down with my Thesaurus and picked out two random words. I got lollapalooza (which was really fun but impossible to place) and quarantine (which apparently got my writing juices running).
Let me know what you think!
The majority of her crew having perished in a flu outbreak, Captain Kovak is in desperate need of a friendly port.
She finds a planet on the map with the tags fuel and crew for hire, figuring she’s home safe.