09/01/20 – Reeling In

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, September 1, 2020.




Sometimes you just wish you could be reeled in faster.


    1. Thank you all for pointing that out about lungs exploding! I had looked up if you could survive in space (yes, but not for long), but missed the bit about not holding you breath. As someone who is PADI certified, I should have known! Anyhow, I adjusted the text so it’s not horribly wrong.

  1. nightgaunt492015

    You have 10 seconds. Holding your breath will collapse your lungs faster.

    Your blood will boil and you will be desiccated quickly as you either freeze in the shade or burn in the starlight.

    So don’t do that.

  2. Pete Rogan

    “Spacetrawler” really needs its flight-control system looked at. It’s swinging waaaay too wide if Stangor and Ruddock are being bashed against nearby architecture. You could end up in a bad accident that way — like, landing at a crowded spacedock with other ships nearby, or failing to clear an entry port just three meters too narrow.

    Stangor better get reeling like now, man.

    1. Muzhik

      Stangor better get reeling like now, man.

      I believe his whatchamacallit snaggle thing is still pulling them up, which means the “whaps” and “bashes” are coming faster and faster. I picture them being bambambambam against the edges of the entry, much like a spaghetti noodle will hit the side of your face as you suck it up through your lips.

  3. FlySwatter

    For some reason, being reeled in reminds me of the (God-awful) Police Academy movie with Bobcat Goldthwait endlessly falling down the stairs crying “That didn’t hurt”, “That didn’t hurt”, “That didn’t hurt”

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