Into the Black
Jeremy W. Kerr
Copyright © 2008 Jeremy W. Kerr
Lyrics from “Here With Me” copyright © 2003 Melanie Joy Hall. Reprinted with permission.
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“Ching, why do you think it is that I captain this ship?”
She squinted her eyes and looked deep in thought. Finally, she shrugged.
“I don’t know,” she answered. “I guess it’s because you’ve got bigger balls than me.”
“No,” I said, “It’s because—wait, what?”
“Your balls: bigger than mine.”
For a while I simply stared at her. “Is there something you should tell me?” I finally asked.
Ching Shih grinned at me. “No, sir. Please continue.”