Our second piece of audio fiction for August is “Shepherds” written by Greg Kurzawa and read by Kate Baker.
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The lioness ambushed Abel’s flock as he herded them down from the high pastures. Dropping soundlessly from a rocky ledge along the sheep path, she landed on a lamb not six months old. The flock scattered. Turning to confront Abel, the beast rose to her hind legs and opened her claws. Her ears lie flat, [...]
Shepard ducked into the tug’s four-man cockpit, wincing at the strain on his knees. His assigned jockey for the day’s salvage was already hunched over his pre-flight checks at the console. Glancing up at Shepard’s entrance, he made a disappointed grunt before resuming his work.
“Fantastic,” the jockey said. “I get the geezer.”
“Hello, Caine,” Shepard said. [...]
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