Greetings, Weekend Writing Warriors!
Just a heads up: I will be absent for the first two weekends in September. I am going with my daughter (and her father) to Dallas, Texas to set her up for the 2017 Academic year at the University there. Exciting and scary, at the same time. I will, however be back on the 18th of September.
This week I continue to share from my WIP with the working title: Annie’s Song which has been written from the point of view of Gravais, the captain of a faster-than-light scientific starship ship, which is transporting a new Team which has been assigned by the FOSB (Federation of Sentient Beings) to study a newly discovered planet.
Gravais has released the Team from SpaceSleep and they have all been successfully revived.
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Captain Gravais escorted each of them to their individual quarters, and then headed back to the bridge. He downloaded the data files into the terminals in the ready room and checked on the stability of the orbit they were holding. Satisfied he made his way to the now waiting XenTeam in the ready room.
They were seated round the table that filled the workspace. Dressed in their FOSB jumpsuits they dominated the room with their combined presence. Gravais picked up the holo display remote.
“This,” he said, as the image hovered above the centre of the table, “is IJ5397. We have held our geosynchronous equatorial orbit for 72 standard hours, which, as you are aware, is the rough equivalent of 2 planetary diurnal cycles. We are currently 36 427 klicks above the surface.”
© Kim Magennis
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