“Love on the Tarmac” Snippet #8

 

Hi everyone.

Happy Rainbow Snippets time.

Again another little scene 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. I pick up directly from the last snippet. Apologies for the cursing.

I shouldn’t have said that. As the words left my mouth the belt broke, flinging suitcases and cargo in all directions. One piece of rubber whipped down, tangling in the rollers underneath. Puffs of black smoke billowed up from the motor as it tried to move the jammed rollers. I lunged for the off switch.

Once I got it powered down I checked out the damage. Two rollers were knocked off their tracks, and broken gears and pieces of metal scattered everywhere. A little duct tape couldn’t fix this.

“God, damn it.”

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“Love on the Tarmac” Snippet #7

Hi everyone.

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. Enjoy.

 

“Rampie!”

I sucked in air, good and deep, then let it out again. I heard it was good to breathe through stress, and I had plenty with First Officer Pratt around. I should have known he wouldn’t leave us alone to work in peace. I made my smile bright.

Yes, First Officer?”

“We’ve got to be wheels up in twenty. If we take off even a minute late, I’m going to bill your ass for the fuel surcharge.”

“We’re doing our best, First Officer Pratt,” God, I sounded like a polite sap, “but this conveyor belt only has two speeds, slow or off. We’re on schedule, and as long as it holds out, we’ll be loaded in time.”

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