This is either how I exited August or August was a turbulent wormhole and this how I exited the wormhole. Either way, this could be me. And landing was not fun, but I rolled over, got up and found out I have a new grandson (#GrandmaProject) and a new month.
Have you ever felt like you were flying through the air to a messy landing?
In Time Trap, my story for Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, Madison makes a messy landing:
The bird looked up and Briggs had the odd feeling it had understood him. He’d heard parrots were pretty smart. He glanced back at the disc. At least now he was pretty sure it was some kind of a transport pad. Definitely needed to get the power supply out—
He heard the hum build again and turned fully around, just in time to catch what flew out next. Instinctively his arms wrapped around the very humanoid—very female—form it ejected. He staggered a few steps and then went down. The sand was harder than he’d have thought. His breath rushed out as they slid toward the water, his arms still wrapped around the woman.
When they hit wet sand, they slowed, and finally stopped. He felt water soaking into his shirt and heard the waves hitting close to his head. Took him a couple of tries before he could grab some shallow breaths. Each one was filled with the smell of salt, woman, and singed something.
He could feel the female struggling to catch her breath, too. Yeah, she was definitely female. Almost every inch of her was pressed against a lot of him, creating a different problem in catching his breath.
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