by Daniel A. Kaine
Copyright 2012 Daniel A. Kaine
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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
“What's wrong with her this time?” Dane yelled, delivering a swift kick to Alessa's metal hull, her engines still billowing smoke. The ship gave a dull ring in reply and sent a bolt of pain shooting through his foot. “Is it too much to ask to go one trip without breaking down?”
Dane cursed under his breath and threw his helmet to the ground. He ran his hands through his short, blond hair. Blue eyes scanned the landscape, passing over fields of scrap metal and dry, cracked earth that stretched out to the horizon where the sun was just starting to rise.