Derelict

Derelict

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Derelict by Albert Berg

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2010

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Derelict

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In the dark heart of space, a derelict freighter drifts empty and lifeless. And in the shadows...something waits.

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g. There was nothing strange about it. It was a standard bulkhead door, of a type he had seen many times before. The only problem was, it hadn't been here before.

" We must have missed it," Henderson said. "That's all it could be."

"Yes," Warrick said, but inside he knew there was no way they had missed the door the first time, not a chance in the world. But the thing that unnerved him most was that he knew Henderson knew it too.

"Yeah. Of course," Jones said sarcastically.

"Let's just get it open," Warrick said.

" Are you sure we want to?" Jones asked. "All kidding aside captain, there's no way we missed this door earlier. It's not that dark in here."

"You want to go back?"

Jones shook his head. "Not saying that. It's just...weird."

Warrick thought that weird was possibly the mildest way the sudden appearance of the door could be described. "What about you Henderson. You think we should turn back?"

Henderson shook his head. "I'll admit something

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Good contemporary SF horror story. Three astronauts discover a derelict space freighter. As they enter it to look for survivors, they find a mystery. This short story held my attention until the end. Suspenseful and creepy.
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FEATURED AUTHOR - Daniel Martin Eckhart is the author of the novels Tales of Wychwood, The Champ, Barnaby Smith, Home, The Way It Is - and the screenwriting book Write, Write, Write. Before focusing on his writing career, Eckhart served in the Swiss military, guarded the Pope's life in the Vatican, worked for the United Nations, driving trucks across the Sinai Desert, delivering diplomatic mail to Damascus and driving armored limousines in Beirut. After five years in Israel, Lebanon, Iran and Iraq, Eckhart… Read more