Sunday October 12, 2008

Book 10: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse
Part III: Schlocktoberfest 2008 - A Wrinkle in Time


Narrator:The Touch-And-Go is station-keeping "above" the wreckage in Southport.
TAG:Surveillance drones are done sweeping the scow. It is empty. I am tractoring it off the dock now.
Captain Tagon:What do you suppose it's worth?
TAG:Scrap. Hull integrity is dubious, fittings are picked clean.
Captain Tagon:Perfect. I'm transferring fire control to my console.
TAG:Sir, it may be scrap, but it is scrap worth millions. That scow is heavy.
Captain Tagon:And now it is in easy-to-carry pieces.
TAG:Except for the stern. That chunk is still mostly in-
Captain Tagon:Tact has nothing to do with it. This is diplomacy.