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by Linda Andrews
Category: Science Fiction
Description: LifeNeeds Corporation's Board of Directors are looking for the next big thing to meet the demands of an ever-changing market and fill their pockets. While the heads of LifeNeeds Research and Development departments scramble to survive in their cutthroat business, C'Bre Rah designs a marketing plan to die for. Will he save his project from budget cuts and make humanity the latest commodity hawked on the universal market? Intelligent design: Sometimes it's better to make up your own purpose for being than to discover your creator's true intent.
eBook Publisher: Eternal Press/Damnation Books LLC/Damnation Books, 2010 2010
eBookwise Release Date: September 2010
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [44 KB]
Reading time: 22-30 min.
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With three of his four bladders full, C'Bre Rah's blue abdomen stretched taut and burned from the weight of his bloated gut. He glared at the orange light bulb above the double doors an arm's length away. The Board of Directors' meeting continued, and none of the four department heads of Research and Development dared take a break lest they be called to justify their projects.
Shifting on the cold metal bench didn't relieve the ache in C'Bre's back, but he hoped it reduced the waffle-like indentations on the backs of his four legs. He fought the urge to rub the corded muscles bunched around his spine and, for a moment, envied Dunsay's quivering gelatinous mass slumped against the air-return manifold.
Sighing, Dunsay oozed further through the metal grates covering the cramped hallway floor of LifeNeeds Corporate Starcruiser and relieved himself in a vibrant red stream from the swollen orifice on the right side of his spotted pink body. The acrid smell of urine mingled with the fear and stale air filling the narrow corridor. The steel pipe above Dunsay's head misted water on the hall's four occupants.
C'Bre used his webbed fingers to catch the droplets in his triangular palms, then spread the moisture over the leathery skin of his four legs. The pale blue skin deepened to cobalt.