Mikala's Missives

A modest manifest of missives to keep readers up to date on works in progress, coming soon releases and where to get my books as well as some free stories when I get time to post them.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Breaking news #3 from Spaceport Adana

Breaking News!
Surprising leak from Adana Port Authority Water Board
Eye witness report by the Adana Observer’s newest reporter, Zoe Barberossa.

Viewers, I’m speaking with Letitia Salatious, Operations Manager of the Port Authority Water Board, regarding today’s tsunami producing attack on her character.
As viewers are aware, whilst Adana is a closed loop environment and water recycling is very efficient, its growing population requires constant injections of new water. The most efficient way of doing this is to divert ice laden comets to close orbits to allow cost effective harvesting. This is where the comet wrangler Captain Ice comes in. The timing of the leak is interesting as Captain Ice is in orbit around Spaceport Adana as I speak.
“Letitia, thank you for agreeing to see me. Is it true that you sell your favors for water?”
“No it is not.”
“The leaks from inside your department suggest, do they not, a sexual relationship between you and a comet wrangler known as Captain Ice for which you receive water at a premium price?”
“They may suggest that but it is not true.”
“What part of … and I quote … “she fucks this guy every year when she negotiates the water contract…” unquote, is not true?”
“My personal life has no bearing on my duties as Ops Manager.”
“So, you do not deny the sexual relationship?”
“It has no bearing on how I conduct my duties.”
“There is a suggestion of conflict of interest, is there not?”
“On who’s part?”
“Your opponents are suggesting that they can no longer trust you as your negotiations are neither transparent nor accountable.”
“If they can point to any irregularities then I’d be happy to entertain their conjectures. It is a fact that the cost per cubic meter of comet ice we pay Captain Ice is comparable to the galactic rate, in fact, a little less, last time I looked.”
“Five percent less. I checked ten minutes ago.”
“Then the charge of impropriety is academic.”
“Would it be true to say that Spaceport Adana benefits from your relationship with Captain Ice?”
“It would be truer to say that Spaceport Adana benefits from my tough negotiating style.”
“Will you be resigning from office as a result of this attack on your propriety?”
“Certainly not. Now, if you excuse me, I have to negotiate and secure Adana’s water supply for the next twelve months.”
“Thank you Letitia.”
“My pleasure, Zoe.”
There you have it. Spaceport Adana’s tough negotiator surfs the wave of condemnation for her effective negotiating strategy with no sign of drowning. Viewers will realize that water, in a closed loop environment such as ours, is a costly necessity. My calculations show that if Spaceport Adana paid the going rate for water as other spaceports do, then our monthly water bill will increase by five percent. You decide if Letitia Salatious should resign, or continue warming Captain Ice so our monthly utility bills remain at a galactic low. Contact the Port Authority and voice your views.
This is Zoe Barberossa, signing off from the Adana Observer.
The Adana Observer, for all your news.
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More about the enigmatic Captain Ice and Letitia Salatious can be found in a free encounter story within The Cheeky Changeling at :
And don’t forget all of Holly and Peri Barberossa’s Spaceport erotic adventures can be found at:


Mikala Ash
Trash & Treasure, Forget me Not, The Cannis Affair, The Adana Affair, The Supernova Affair and coming soon from Changeling Press: The Erogenous Affair.


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