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30 May 2010

Teaser!

As my story's release date will be sometime this June, probably early this June, I am posting here a quick teaser.
It takes place in a Vietnamese HGB-18 strike bomber during the battle of Manhattan.

“We’ve got an incoming message from Siam One,” [John Luu] continued, talking to Flight Leader Ngo, the pilot. “It’s the Captain.”
    Ngo’s voice came through his intercom. “What’s he saying?”
    “He wants to be picked up from that air defence battery on the tip of the island. Uh, let me see...coordinates 23, -81, -12, 4. He sent them to me just now,” reported Luu.
    “How does he expect him to pick us up? We can’t survive!” said Private Tran, the navigator. (Luu liked to call her a navigatrix.)
    “It seems he does,” said the Flight Leader. “And we must pick him up. He can’t die.”
    Inwardly, Luu groaned. It was just like Flt. Ldr. Ngo’s foolhardy, heroic nature to attack a heavily defended enemy position like that.
    “We’d better prep it,” said the tail gunner.
    Oh my god. Really?  thought Luu. He had a heroic pilot, now he had a tail-gunner who was gung-ho and as smart as a heap of lard.
    “I like your thinking,” he heard Ngo say. Then, “Full ECM, Flight Engineer. Smartbombs ready, bombardier. Watch our tail, Gunners. Keep us level, Tran.”
    Like a man in a dream, Luu tapped the switches for flares, radiation homing, jamming, channel hop, and AESA, and watched as his plane swooped towards the ground.

3 comments:

  1. OMG!
    "JARKAN"!
    THIS BLOG!
    IT'S BEING FOLLOWED BY ONE OF MY BLOG-HEROES!
    OMFFGGGGG
    JOANNE CASEY
    SHE'S THE PERSON WHO DOES "I HAVE SEEN THE WHOLE OF THE INTERNET"!
    LE GASP!
    *gloms onto her*
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  2. I wonder how she found this blog?
    This is "Jarkan". My profile is acting up.

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  3. Probably the "next blog" button at the top of every blog. :D

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