Where it is Dark - Ch. 4.1Part 1
She wears pink kitten heels. She wears tight jeans and a nice yellow tank top. Daft Punk plays in the background as she moves towards me. Isaac decided to throw a party in celebration of my decoration. Éva's here and her arm is better; at least this is what she tells me. Men and women of all types are partying on or around our family's private beach plot. Our Southland home is full or people dancing. She draws nearer as I finish my scotch. "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" plays as she drags me back to my room. She closes the door. Sits down beside me on my bed and offers her hand.
"Hello, my name is Tracy." I shake her hand. "I hear this party is for you."
"Yes, I'm Jacob by the way."
"I know. You're Isaac's brother. We've really never met but I saw you around secondary school a few times." Daft Punk's once muffled music pours in as a couple open the door. They say whoops and apologize as they leave. They close the door and Tracy continues, "I wanna know why this party is
Where it is Dark - Ch. 3Part 1
The ship has a Jolly Roger on its side. Tacky I think as I check my magazine to check if it's full. "UAS Ladyland, you are to surrender your goods to us. If you do this, you'll not be hurt. Promise. The captain and the second in command must meet us on the cargo bay when we board. Look you aren't fast and you have no weapons. Surrender and you'll be spared!" For obvious reasons, we don't believe them. I order my men to head for the cargo bay. We arrive and I give the okay to the captain that we arrived. After a few minutes, the pirate ship docks and I see the lovely couple waiting anxiously for the hatch to open. The tanks are not in the cargo bay, they are actually in pain sight outside disguised as our ship's fuel tanks. Three pirates enter and are lightly armed. A scout group most likely to report on the force but I believe they failed to register our ship a military vessel or they might've brought better guns than those archaic-looking rifles. "Is this all?" a pirate says to
Where it is Dark - Ch. 2Part 1
From Luyten 726-8, the Ladyland heads to ε Eridani. Our mission: wait for four containers to be filled with the harvested hydrogen off Eri Bee and haul it back to the refueling station orbiting Luyten 726-8. Three-day trip and I'm exhausted; again those engines. The view reveals a marvelous ring system orbiting Eri Bee, our destination is Dunkerrin, a barely habitable satellite of the planet. People still need to wear environment suits to comfortably be on the surface. We land and I head to the bar in a restaurant at the Hub while I wait for the tanks to fill; I really need a drink, one on the Ladyland. I sit on a stool and wait for the bartender; he tries to hand me a menu but I wave it off, "Scotch neat." I say. I hand him my debit card as I look around to see some important people around, a few politicians, celebrities, and a few courtesans as well. The Hub is the name of the colony on Dunkerrin. It has a history of being the center of artistic inspiration, a muse for mo
Where it is Dark - Ch. 1Part 1
I asked her what she wanted to be. She said, "I don't know, but I now that I want to be famous." It was our Last-Year-of-Secondary trip and I really wanted to get to know her. I was badgering her with questions but she didn't seem to mind; in fact, I rather think she enjoyed being "interviewed." We sat on this field of native grass, not the course, itchy grass of earth, but the indigenous soft, velvet grass of Rigil See. The design and patterns on the clouds on its moon enchanted the night. We ditched the festivities and just laid there looking up to the sky. Her name was Mindy and she was the most beautiful girl in our class, we got together about four months ago. When she grabbed my hand and led me to this spot, I felt so happy, so grateful, so lucky! Like I always do when I'm around her. We stumbled into this silence, kind of awkward, but normal for a first date on this majestic place; all that could be heard was the native wildlife and the party at the distance. After a whil
Where it is Dark - Intro"LT Clarke! Clarke, get down!" I am pulled down, then BANG! A mortar shell lands right in front of me. I could have died; the shock of the realization paralyzes me. My CO slaps me and hands me my weapon. He begins to fire into the smoke as I just stare at the sky. The design and patterns on the clouds of Rigil See's moon grab my attention. My CO shakes me and I come to. I get up and also begin to fire into the smoke; a large AAS force is attacking. As I fire I begin to hear strange sounds in the distance. A sound of low hum like a large animal a whale a whale song over the gunfire.
I wake up; I look around confused. Whale songs? Whale songs! These damn engines sound like whale songs and its driving me crazy! My quarters are right next to the SLDs and the sound leaks into my plugs, my ear drums, my brain! The sound isn't loud per se, but the constant hum argh! Soon, I'll be out of this mess of a situation; I lack sleep and the first thing I'm going to do is
Alt. Universe Detail page 1The premise to explain the history of the universe is that a multi-dimensional archaeologist and anthropologist (professions in my universe) from our universe in the far future is explaining to you the history of this particular universe. Here it goes (excuse my grammar):
-Everything involving society and groups happened just like in our universe until an unknown event to the early civilizations, like the ones that gave rise to the Egyptians and Sumerians in ours, changed the mindset and culture of early Humanity.
-But the Humans of this universe seem like they were taught specific skills and knowledge to allow them to domesticate other living things quicker and more efficiently. There is mythology associated with the burst of agriculture.
The story goes as follows: "Early Humanity was struggling to survive. A violent cold just ceased to blow and the outlook on life was bleak since big game vanished without a trace. When Humanity was about to join the game, a bright star fell from the