The Festival On Lyris Five by Nick Daws
Approx. 10,260 words.
Published on February 12, 2010.
Former Ten Stars pilot Rick Barrett is having a bad day. Not only is he jobless and broke, in a seedy spaceport bar he has been forced into a winner-takes-all poker game with a homicidal cauliflower. Salvation is at hand in the shapely form of Irish redhead Julie Halloran. Julie has a proposition for Rick that could end his financial worries - but does she also have a secret agenda of her own?