Endurance Excerpt #5

For Pride month, I’m posting daily from the first chapter. Pre-order links below. 

The story continues…

She entered the bridge and steadied herself against the railing. The tourists loved this amenity, getting to watch the crew, but it was like staring down a steep balcony. When Omara renovated the ship for tourism, she spared no expense, adding holographic screens to the walls and ceiling. The room lacked windows, but the screens could display any view outside, filling nearly 180 degrees. Dramatic didn’t begin to describe it. Slightly nauseating did. Lyn always got a little vertigo when first entering, like standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon. And she knew Ani liked to pump up the drama.

She squinted at bright Saturn filling her entire field of vision from floor to ceiling. Layered rings slashed diagonally across the front screen and overhead to the wall behind her. Yep, Ani went all out tonight. The view from the lounge had nothing on this. The two crew were silhouettes, the young pilot in the command seat and Ghez, the navigation officer, one level below her. Purple sidelights guided Lyn down three steps to the command level.

“Could you ease back a smidge on the projection,” Lyn said as Ani moved to the first officer’s chair and she took the commander’s seat.

“Squeamish?” Ani asked.

“A bit.”

“How does someone who’s afraid of heights go to space?”

To be continued…

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