“Love on the Tarmac” Snippet #6

Happy Weekend.

Once again it’s Rainbow Snippets time.

Again another snippet from Love on the Tarmac, which was published by Dreamspinner Press in their Bare Studs anthology last year. Here are the further adventures of a man who works for a small airline. This time I had to choose to go short or go long, since it didn’t make sense to cut off the scene at six sentences. I chose to go long. Enjoy.

When I got to the plane’s tail I craned my head up to get a look at the cargo hold 20 feet above my head. My pal Jose stood in the opening and said good morning. I returned the greeting, then grabbed a couple of bags out of the closest cart and tossed them on the rubber conveyor belt. Despite the age of the contraption, I was glad the belt would do the heavy lifting instead of me.

If I could get the darn thing to work.

I flipped the on switch and a loud groan came from the motor. Cursing under my breath, I hoped the thing wouldn’t seize up any minute. I plunged my hand into a little storage bin underneath the belt, tossing aside rolls of red duct tape, wrenches and screwdrivers before finding a can of lubricant.

Perfect.

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