Lamia of Mars I
- MISSION TO MARS -
To say that they were not all feeling some manner of trepidation would have been disingenuous: all were quite aware of the myriad things that could go wrong before they even left the ground, but it was tempered by a firm optimism. Indeed, being surrounded by Americans, it was the kind of relentless hopefulness that made one slightly bitter. Why couldn't all people be as miserable as her rainy backwater island, Emma thought. Though she was not ungrateful to be here – far from it. Ahead of her was the greatest journey carrying the greatest responsibility in the history of humanity. It was a bright, clear day in Florida in the year 2023. Much as she hesitated to admit it, Emma Arianna Thompson was entering the third decade of her life. It seemed she had been half that age half as long ago, like the years hadn't passed her by as she ran on autopilot in ferocious pursuit of her dream career. But now she had attained
Thalia's Tale - Ch. 32 - Senchance "What's a red diamond?"
"I don't actually know yet, but I think I'll find out." Thalia said. "You don't have to come, you know. I just thought you might, since you really like DeForest Kelley."
"Yeah, because of Star Trek." Logan replied. He crossed his arms. "But I think I could get out. This might be interesting."
"I thought so. I love western movies." Thalia grinned. "So we're meeting Cadet Clancy Barlow and his lab partner I think-"
Thalia blinked. "Yeah, you know him?"
"I thought everyone knew him!" Logan answered. "He is ALWAYS blowing shit up all over the base and he's totally nuts! And... Hang on, you said his lab partner?"
"Yeah, that's what he said."
"He doesn't have a lab partner, last I checked. Or if he does, it isn't registered. But I don't know, Clancy's kind of known for tampering
The Watcher Chapter 1 (in progress)Introduction Here
Another research tour. Another lift off at the planetary border to explore the data out there. To my kin it was a "data search". To my mind it was the subject of people. It was the real hard cold facts of life and my efforts to learn more. I was given leeway to explore the depths of cultures to "upload", so to speak, and improve our grasp over the subject of impending insanity.
"The Vision" as they called themselves were my employers. They were a lofty crew who had many qualities needed to lead others but under it all I could smell a type of fear, a hysteria of sorts. They maintained a civil order that would've been envied by any government, even an order of ants. Oh they were experienced beyond my young years a hundred times over and could tell tales of the epic undertakings of themselves, the people who dared play god, almost
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