“Nothing Left to Salvage” by Jennifer Brozek

November 15, 2009

Esda and Seairth believe they have found the salvage of a lifetime. It is a derelict ship that promises riches and an easy life. What they find is a horror beyond imagining that will end their salvaging days forever. [16min]


Stardate: 2784.12.23

This is Captain Esda Corso and this is the last log entry of the Salvage Transport Amasser. The Amasser is owned by me and Seairth Corso of the Rouser Space Station. This outer rim sector, Sector Zeta-Mike-Echo, Quadrant 9265, must be quarantined. Or nuked. Or something. I don’t have much time. The tremors have started and the alarms won’t shut off. I’ll tell you what I can so no one else will be infected with whatever this is.

This was a routine search and salvage mission. Ever since the war, Sector Zeta-Mike-Echo has been littered with dead and abandoned ships. It’s a good living. We came across this little space runner called the Krazy Kosana. The more we looked at it, the more we were sure it was an ore scooper. Or, at least a scout for one.

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Kenneth Mark Hoover November 16, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Nice little shocker, tightly written and good atmosphere and imagery. Swept me right along. I liked it quite a bit.


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