At first they thought the satellites were wrong, but it didn’t take the scientists long to realize—a new island had emerged in the south Pacific.
They conferred quietly. No one else had mentioned it. It wasn’t in the flight path of any airline, didn’t lie on any shipping routes.
Impossible? One would think so, but there it was.
The scientists met with the government minister in charge of satellite information.
“It is nowhere near Russia,” he said. “Closer to Australia.” The southern hemisphere didn’t concern him particularly. He was not a scientist. “Their satellites will notice it soon.”
It wasn’t soon enough, however. Hours later, when a pilot flying shark-watching tourists out from Noosaville heard his passengers exclaiming loudly in Japanese, he looked down, then called his boss.
Did the island, therefore, belong to Russia, Japan, or Australia?
Read the new novel by Rocky Cairns to find out.
150 words, not including title
Posted for Book Blurb Friday
wherein Lisa Ricard Claro of Writing in the Buff, supplies a photo (this week by yours truly, the unfittie) and invites us to imagine a book by an equally imaginary author, then write a "blurb" for the back of the book to convince readers to buy it. We must do this in 150 words or less, using the supplied photo as a prompt.
Another writer-blogger asked if the pilot shown in my photo is my husband. No, my husband is not a pilot. This was taken on our trip to Kauai, Hawaii, last year.