Space Opera Part 38 – Speed

Scagsdale's Tales

We were on the Zephyrus bridge, enjoying Barney’s reaction to the description of the New Jersey.

“It would take more than a day to walk the whole ship,” Barney said, his wide eyes moving from one to another of us.

“We have a transport system,” JJ said. “It’s called the tin can.”

“Why is it called that?”

“Because of the shape of the cars,” I said. “They’re cylindrical, and shoot through a tube at high velocity.”

“Are they magnetic like a railgun?” Barney asked.

“Yep,” I replied. “Deneuve, feel free to take Barney out there whenever you two are ready. Just understand that you’ll get more attention than you’re used to.”

“Captain, perhaps you should put out a bulletin to the New Jersey crew so they aren’t surprised,” Deacon said.

“Excellent idea, I’ll do that. Why don’t you guys wait for a couple hours before you go? That’ll allow some…

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