Fiction: Listening Post
(a chained story writing prompt from Chuck Wendig’s blog: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/11/22/flash-fiction-challenge-200-words-at-a-time-part-one/ )
Greg Evans slapped off the com alarm while he was still prying open eyes gummed shut by sleep.
The vacc-suited figure in the screen was standing at the near relay station, by the visible background.
“Lieutenant J.G. Jenna Ballard,” the woman’s voice said. “I have an emergency and I need directions to your station.”
“Uh,” Greg said. “Just follow your inertial tracker.”
“I don’t have a tracker,” the lieutenant said.
“Who sent you here without a tracker?”
“No one sent me!” the woman shouted. “I told … more