Friday, July 9, 2010
Today's excerpt from "The Interceptors Club & the Secret of the Black Manta.
A loud cracking sound as Excalibur broke the sound barrier forced Freaks to look up.
High above he caught site of the aircraft, spiraling out of control and headed straight down.
“Come on buddy. You can do it!” Freaks caught himself saying out loud.
As the Manta spiraled in, condensation contrails formed on the wingtips trailing out white mist behind it marking the Manta’s path through the sky like a big exclamation point, pointing down at the desert floor.
“Come on- now!” Freaks said watching the aircraft diving lower and lower.
Caysi couldn’t watch, preferring to stare at the noise on the video screens than watch Stanley die.
Gavin, Harley and Sami had left the Remote Humvee, stepped outside and stood gazing into the air at the Manta now tumbling down out of control.
“Any time now Static.” Gavin yelled.
“I can’t look.” Sami said turning away.
It was clear to everyone if something didn’t happen in the next few seconds, it never would.
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Posted by Steve Douglass at 8:51 AM