Working the graveyard shift
The job’s simple: Pick up the Scout from the rental place. You take the computer. You take any disks and tapes you find. You don’t turn it on. You don’t load any disks. You drive up the 97 and east on the 84; fly out from Kennewick. Five thousand now, another ten upon delivery.
In and out. Should be simple, right? Meyer isn’t so certain, especially after he finds out from the kid at the rental counter that he’s the fourth one to show up for the Scout, and none of the guys who came before ever made it to Kennewick.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Eli Jones is a data analyst and speculative fiction writer. When he’s not writing, you can find him shouting at computers, filling 10×10 rooms with orcs and pie, and wondering what being old feels like. He lives in the Cascadia Bioregion with his wife and two children.