Captain Cookie Sullivan of the spaceship Linda Rae has a major problem. Her co-pilot, N’Doro is missing. She has booked cargo for the return trip to Toshiba Station and needs to leave right away. Not everything is listed on the manifest so speed is of the essence.
Captain Sullivan is used to checking the bars to find N’Doro on shore leave so once the ship is loaded and ready for flight she heads to the nearest bar. Lucky for her N’Doro was there. Unlucky for her he did something major and has been taken to the Corporation Detention Facility on the other side of town. Getting him released and back to the ship is just one of the many problems she has to deal with in the excellent short story, Happy Hour.
This is just one of several tales featuring Captain Cookie Sullivan of the spaceship Linda Rae. As she did with her short story collection Inhuman Condition author Kate Thornton blends some mystery with some adventure, adds a dash or two of humor, and brings it all together in a satisfying read that hits the mark no matter the genre. Happy Hour: A Short Story is flat out good and very much worth your time.
Happy Hour: A Short Story (An Interplanetary Voyage with Cookie Sullivan on the Linda Rae)
Material picked up back in July via Amazon Associate funds to read and review.
Kevin R. Tipple ©2015