(originally published in Zombies in Space by LLD Press 2010 under the name Richard Lee)
The Kentucky Pride ship pulls alongside a dead ship.
A child, innocent, amongust a sea of dead bodies. Surriving, hiding.
Jared swallowed. He couldn’t back off now. The child had made contact. She was alive. “Sweetie, what’s your name?”
“Okay, Connie. What’s the situation?”
“They’re all dead,” she cried. “But they woke up.”
“They woke up. I’m hiding. Please come and get me, I’m scared.”
“What do you mean ‘they woke up’.” He waited for a response. Silence stretched on. Then:
The voice was so soft, he almost didn’t hear the girl. The comm crackled. A ‘click’ told him the connection had been broken.
Facing the monitor with Pope staring at it, he said, “Go in hot. Communication confirms child is alive, possible hostiles.”