By John Birmingham
A superb tale within the 'Without Warning' trilogy. A 'What if' tale of the chilly warfare ... a small piece of trade heritage of the interval informed through a biography of 1 of its avid gamers, Lieutenant department McKinnon, an adventurer in a special post-WWII international of yankee isolationism.
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Bull. Shit. Every day there's one more grey hair. Every day the little lines at the corners of my eyes get a little deeper. My eyes get squintier. My boobs sag a little more. You'd think as little sunlight as I get, I wouldn't look my age so much. But I do. Brush the teeth. Pull a comb through my hair. Think about cutting it short again; it would sure save a lot of time. TV is still talking. Markets are limping along. Consumer confidence is going down a little. Seems as though a recovery, the fourth one they've expected this year in Canada, might need to create actual jobs within the economy that's supposed to recover.
I work in a net where legitimate users have to be allowed to come in. We're a discount store chain, for Pete's sake. I'm the best at what I do on this site, maybe in the whole province. Me? I work for OmniMart. m. Friday. Log into the day shift operator gestalt. Nothing happens. It's empty, quiet. I'm the first one on, so I get a moment of alone time. I'm the senior operator on site, and the manager of the whole virtual team, so I try to make sure I'm always on when my people get here. I try to make sure that I don't log off until they're all gone, too.
But I have to laugh. Where I am right now doesn't seem like a bad place. The life I'm supposed to remember might be nicer too, who knows? Try to believe. ” She picks up the subject change as smoothly as she would have in the gestalt, and smiles. “Cabo San Lucas. I've been here a week, you got here yesterday. They had you in therapy longer. Anyway, the company put you on medical leave for a month, same as me. All expenses paid, and our assignment is to get a tan and get our heads sorted out. ” I snort at that.
A Captain of the Gate by John Birmingham