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Although STONE COLD DEAD has stalled, I’m going to share another snippet. This scene takes place on the spaceship. Jade is returning to her quarters after a party. Alex left earlier in a mood when she refused to dance with him.
Jade slid her key card into the reader. When the indicator flicked to green, she pushed down on the handle and opened the door. The light from the corridor made an elongated rectangle on the floor of her cabin. She could just make out Alex’s hunched form on the bed. He’d pulled the covers over his head. Jade rolled her eyes at his childishness and went into the room. She let the door close behind her before swiping a hand over the sensor to bring the lights on.
“You missed a great party,” she told Alex as she went to the dresser. She put her handbag on top and then stilled. Had he been smoking? There was no sign of it; no ashtray on the dresser, no cigar wrapping or butt. Yet there was a faint tang of smoke to the air. Smoke and… burnt flesh?
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