Let’s take a short cut

Cover for Kuralon Rescue

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More from Kuralon Rescue. Siena and Jirra have made it to Crossmar, where they’re going to have the ship repaired and pick up some much-needed supplies.

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“This is wrong, isn’t it?” Siena said.

Jirra nodded. “These look like warehouses. Some are import places, where the ships bring their goods for distribution. The ones still in business, anyway. Some of them look a bit suspect, too.”

Siena held her gaze. “You think? Why?”

“That place over my left shoulder.” Jirra jerked her head to indicate. “It handles herbs, seeds and natural medicine.”

“Yes?” The words ‘so what’ hung in the air.

“Somebody there is keeping a very close watch on us. No, don’t stare. The window on the first floor that isn’t shuttered. The blind was pulled back a fraction. I don’t think they’re looking for honest customers. Give me your sanvad. Let me see where we’re supposed to be going.”

Siena handed the device over, pointing at a corridor on the map. “We’re here.”

“We should be here.” Two corridors over, and quite a long walk. There were no travelators in this area.

“Is this a short cut?” Siena asked, running her finger along a laneway marked on the map between buildings.

“Yesโ€ฆ but-“

“Let’s do that.” She pulled a wry face. “To tell you the truth, these boots are killing me. They’re new.”

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11 thoughts on “Let’s take a short cut

  1. Cary Caffrey

    Love the use of action as description in the dialogue: “Somebody there is keeping a very close watch on us. No, donโ€™t stare. The window on the first floor that isnโ€™t shuttered…” Awesome.

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