Escape by Jasper Scott
Approx. 162,940 words.
Published on April 23, 2013.
"This is Kieran Hawker, piloting the transport, Interloper, requesting permission to dock."
There was a long, hissing pause on the other end of the comm, then came the whisper of a reply: "Get. Help!" It was so softly spoken against the background of static, that at first Kieran had trouble making out the words, and he wondered if maybe his mind was playing tricks on him.
"Say again, control?"