space adventure day 8

There was a sound like a crack of thunder and an almighty wind that almost blew him over he used his arms to cover his face and held tight to the rope he’d been using to climb out of the hole. The wind blew past, and the ringing in his ears died down, and Colin set about climbing the rope again. He looked down momentarily to check to see what was happening. Still, nothing seemed…

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Day 7

The trees were magnificent towering into the sky like mountains and, their trunks were dozens of meters thick everywhere they looked they could see alien shrubs, small critters scurried through the ankle-deep brush. The five of them spent their time collecting soil samples, tree cores, samples of leaves and a whole host of other samples needed for the corp to get an even better understanding of the planet. “Man, I am tired of putting leaves…

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Also forgot day 6

The scout vessel orbited a planet covered in green with occasional pools of blue, white and grey clouds created intricate patterns, the planet Lava-227-4 was covered in thick forests, it had a breathable atmosphere. It was rated a B for safety from the Space Adventurers Planetary Advisory committee which rated worlds. Which meant mainly that the main threats were the planets Apex predators, the group had spent the last few days flipping through pages of…

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Oh my I forgot to post day 5

The scout crew waved Colin and the others off. The airlock doors sealed a short officious looking man stood looking at a data terminal and tapped a few buttons on the screen with a bit of flare and then looked at the five of them. “Well then, let’s get you to your quarters.” The man pressed a button, and a set of doors slid open leading to a corridor. “How long until we reach Lava-227?”…

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Space Adventure Day 4

It later turned out the girl’s name was Yori Exeter and her and Colin would spend most of their time locked in endless conflict and competition that played itself out as a cold war that frequently got scorching hot. Their chemistry was comparable to that of dropping potassium into a beaker of water, a thrilling sight to behold but you wouldn’t want to be to close to it. The year progressed despite their terrible teamwork…

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Space Adventure Day 3 (oops I forgot to post it)

The first year ended in a blink of an eye, Leah, Vivek and Colin were sat hidden behind the sofa trying to keep quiet in the darkness, three others were scattered about the room hiding in, under and behind various items of furniture all holding their breaths. Then doors of the station slid open, and someone flipped the lights on. “Suprise!” The waiting trio leaping from behind the sofa, one from a cupboard, another from…

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Space Adventure Day 2

“I’m Sarah,” the young lady offered a small bow, “I’m a third-year like Jason there.” She pointed at Handsome. “I’m Leah Ross, a new cadet.” A girl in casual clothes smiled and also gave a little bow. “That just leaves me, I’m Vivek Lamb, also a  cadet.” The boy also gave a small bow. “Nice to meet you all. I’m Colin, though I guess you knew that already.” He let out a nervous chuckle and…

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Space Adventure Day 1

He’d watched from the window of the mag train as they’d approached the central tower of Star City it could be seen from over one hundred and fifty kilometres away stretching up into the sky, to make out the actual elevator shafts you had to be a lot closer. Still, it was a magnificent sight to behold. The tower stretched more than eight thousand meters into space the elevator cables themselves were tethered to five…

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Space Adventure Day – 1

Colin was sat reading the screamsheet about Tom Howards latest marvellous adventure with the space adventurers corp in the distant reaches of space complete with pictures and videos of all the action rescuing colonists from a meteor storm caused by some ancient device that had gone wild. He was riveted to the story and tapped through the pages at pace. With each turn of the page, the little cube let out a beep and the…

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Day 25!

So I’ve finished the story, I have to slip in some additional material to finish the word count but I put everything into a single manuscript now and it is a sea of red squiggles and memories of things that occurred earlier in the work that I’d forgotten about at some point, names I need to replace or update and all sorts of other things. No doubt Flacidious will stop being called Flacidious and become…

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