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Copyright 2016 By Pat Powers
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The soft thrumming of the ship's engines penetrated even the thick steel walls of the cell in which the two naked women sat, chained by the wrists to a hasp set in the floor of the cell. The cell itself was set in the floor of the ship, the only illumination a grill set in the ceiling that let in the light from the corridor above it. Unfortunately for the two women, the grill allowed a trickle of dirty condensed water that flowed down the center of the corridor to pour into the cell, where it sprayed over the hasp to which they were chained. Fortunately, they each had about a meter and a half of chain so they could stay out of the spray.