Endurance Excerpt #15

The story continues…

The room spun. Her stomach heaved. She wiggled out of the tight bedding, a safety measure for just such circumstances, only to be flung across the room, slamming into her dresser. She grabbed for the railing circling the room and steadied herself. The ship shuddered. Her teeth chattered.

Lights streaked by outside the window. Stars spinning. No, Endurance spinning.

“Captain to Engineering. Respond, Chief.”

Nothing.

“Captain to Medical! Activate!”

Lyn lost her grip and somersaulted, bouncing off walls and furniture. Photos swirled past her head. That family gathering two summers ago with her parents and four remaining brothers smiling into the camera. Tara and her by their tent in the Bitterroots. Books thunked against the clear front of the case, matching her heart pounding against her ribs. She fought to grab the railing. The force pulled on her shoulders then slammed her into the wall. Inch by flinging inch, she made her way out of her bedroom, through her suite and office to the door to the bridge.

“Medical to the Captain,” Dr. Amos replied, calm. “Do you have an emergency?”

“Sure sounds like it from the alarms I’m hearing. What’s going on?”

“I’m waiting for status updates,” he said.

“Go to Code Red, and remain active until I release the order. Assist any injured.”

“Acknowledged.”

To be continued…

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