Good morning! It’s time for the next eight sentences from my Camp Nanowrimo project “The Aurigae Express.” To briefly set the scene, Alan and Diane are police partners who’ve volunteered to visit an alien planet where very few Earthlings have gone, to track down a fugitive and retrieve her ill-gotten millions. They’ve boarded an alien ship that takes Earthling passengers through hyperspace.
A thought sprung into Alan’s head of Coyote on her own Aurigae Express trip. If she’d feared Global Justice at all, this must have been nerve-racking for her, knowing that she was essentially helpless until the ship arrived on Argos. And just at this point in her own trip, Pete had been frantically trying to stop the launch. Had she any idea how close they’d been to snatching her?
A new countdown appeared on the wall, with less than three minutes to go, with the letters capital HSI after it. Was that for Hyper Spacial Insertion or something?
And a few seconds later they weren’t there anymore. Not Alan, Diane, the Aurigae crew, the earthling passengers, or the ship.
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