“Tiom, this is Tarampura, do you read me?” C’mon, Jason, pick up! Pick up! Images of an overgrown runway, hostile tribes, and deteriorating weather conditions horrified Marta. Her chest tightened involuntarily, making her call difficult.
“Last calling station. This is Tiom, over.” It was Rachel.
“This is Tarampura, I have some important news and I have to get through to Jason, over,” said Marta.
The heavy rainfall severely weakened the signal, frustrating Marta. She caught a few words between surges of static.
“Is that you, Marta? What’s the matter? Over,” Rachel asked.
“Steve is being forced to land because of the weather, over” Marta said, trying to stay in control. She knew it would be too much for Rachel.
“What is their current location? Over,” asked Rachel.
“Listen, everything is going to be okay.” Rachel’s trying to keep the transmission short. She’s having trouble hearing too.
“They are going to land in Wampe.”
Jeffrey W. Bennett, is the author of Commitment-A Novel and other non-fiction books, novels and periodicals.