The Scuffle Turns Serious (Hollow Earth Expedition Ssn1 ep.23c)

This is an ongoing story about a lost world of hungry dinosaurs, sinister villains, and non-stop action. If you’re new to Hollow Earth Expedition, I suggest starting at the beginning.


In what had begun as nothing more than a game to gain Celeste’s attention, the two young zeppelin stewards swiftly escalated their fight until they came to open blows and shouted insults. In the cramped confines of the cargo bay, this became a danger to them all, and Celeste had to maneuver to avoid being smashed by stray elbows and missed kicks.

Maybe they’ll knock each other cold, Celeste dared to hope. Then I’d be able to sneak out of here and… and what? She wasn’t sure—if she lowered herself down on the platform that had delivered her to the zeppelin, she be back at the command outpost, surrounded by angry Nazis. She might take the short catwalk that led to the scout plane attached to the belly of the zeppelin, but she couldn’t fly it. Unless she convinced one of these two lugs to pilot the plane for her, she was stuck no matter what the outcome of their scuffle.

Before she could decide what to do, the dark-haired soldier grabbed the red-haired one by the lapels of his uniform and flung him back towards the far wall, right where Celeste happened to be standing. She had only a split second to get out of the way, and when she attempted to twist out of the way she found her escape path blocked by a rack of food canisters.

The poorly-aimed soldier smashed into her, his back to her chest, crushing her against a stack of wooden casks that smelled like sauerkraut. The collision knocked the breath out of both of them, but, miraculously, she was the first to recover.

Her hand dropped to his belt, found his knife, and drew it forth. The soldier attempted to pull away but she pressed into his back, bringing the tip of his blade to the soft skin of his throat.

“From now on,” she declared, “no one typecasts me as the slave-girl. Got it?”




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About Sechin Tower

Sechin Tower is a teacher, game developer, and author of MAD SCIENCE INSTITUTE, a novel of creatures, calamities, and college matriculation. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
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