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Ted wished he could wipe the sweat off his brow. It had run down into his eyes a few times and it stung like crazy. He hoped he wouldn’t have an itch to scratch since clearly that wasn’t going to happen either. He looked over at Jim, the picture of calmness, methodically spraying the trinite back and forth, back and forth. They had been out for about 45 minutes this run, hard at work the whole time. People’s lives depended on them finishing this and getting it right. Read the rest of this entry
The two stars nearest the Valiant Explorer are going supernova – and they cannot outrun the explosion. The crew is manually applying the trinite to the ship, and the last compartment has yet to be sealed. The men drew straws to determine who the last two men working outside would be. Once finished, the ship would be sealed and there was no way for them to get back inside.
8:00 PM Estimated 5 Hours to Supernova
The room emptied slowly. Finally all that remained were Vince, Tank, Jim and Ted. Vince assisted as Ted and Jim put on their high pressure suits. Designed by ASAUF (Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United Federation) to withstand temperatures up to 1200 degrees, they had with three layers of trinite infused cloth underneath the radiation shielding. Read the rest of this entry
Jim Rivers leads the crew aboard the Valiant Explorer, a mining spaceship which is lost in space. The two stars nearest them are going supernova – and they cannot outrun the explosion. Instead, they decide to turn back and fly toward the stars. The ship is coated with Trinite, a new metal which is impervious to heat, fire and decay. They stand the best chance of surviving the violence of the blast by hiding behind something when the explosion hits, and the closest thing to them is the larger of the two stars. The crew is manually applying the trinite to the ship, and the last compartment has yet to be sealed.
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Trying to reach
So far away,
yet so near to me. Read the rest of this entry
Well, I didn’t win the contest with this story, but that’s okay. It was done with the prompt “Alien Encounters” and the contest had several other stipulations. The contest was here, and this was my first try. Why don’t you check it out and put your vote in? These authors are really good! Read the rest of this entry
The crew of the Valiant Explorer have only three days before a nearby sun goes supernova. They are hard at work trying to save their ship and themselves before the explosion. Jim Rivers is the navigator who found himself in charge of the ship and all the people on board. Ted Markham, one of the leads in the environmental department, has been an outspoken opponent of God because of everything that is happening. He is about to pay Jim a little visit. Read the rest of this entry
Serendipity, Frozen, Nutmeg
Daisy’s nose was red and running. A strand of curly brown hair escaped the hood of her coat and snagged on her woolen scarf. Soon she would be home to her flat and inside where it was warm. Brrr! It was a cold day in January. Her fingers were red and stiff and her toes ached inside her boots. Just a bit further. On days like these she really loved those old hot water radiators her in her flat , even if they were cranky and noisy all night. It was well worth it when the temperatures dipped below freezing. She saw her building up ahead and quickened her step. Read the rest of this entry
(Lunar, Schnitzel, Monogamous)
Ladies and Gentlemen, please bring your attention to the left side of the rover.” The tour guide pointed. “Right there, see it? That folks, is a Schnit, oh how fortuitous to find one!” She pointed to a smallish thing like a tube worm only with legs. “They are a monogamous creature, as far as we can tell they are indigenous to our own moon. On all the planets we’ve landed on and explored so far, the Schnits have never been seen anywhere but here; they are quite rare.” Read the rest of this entry
(Forty-five, Anteater, Karma)
I walked into the hospital room they put my son in. I was tired, kind of in shock. It was a semi-private room, holding a bathroom and two beds, separated by floor to ceiling curtains that could be drawn back. My son Donald was in the bed by the door. His appendix had burst. None of us had recognized the symptoms and by the time we realized there was something seriously wrong my husband Bill had to call an ambulance. Bill would come in the car, as soon as he got my sister to sit with our six-year old daughter. Read the rest of this entry