I'm very sorry to have to say so, but I need to go on a one-month hiatus. Frankly, I'm getting a little burned out on the project. Every single week it takes longer and longer for me to write and I give myself a headache every time. This is a hobby for me and I'm … Continue reading Update


“Captain?” Kaori repeated hopelessly. “Annie, are you okay” The silence was her answer. She didn’t want to believe it; the reactor must have suffered a meltdown. Annie was dead. The guilt was like a stone in her gut. That little captain had saved her, had believed in her. And now she was dead. Because Kaori’s … Continue reading 1.18


+7:2K:13 47:%8:12 *7:2J:11 Annie was relieved that the torpedoes nuclear load was quite easy and safe to disassemble, but a small adventurous part of her had hoped she would be cutting red wires and defusing a countdown. Instead, the task was as easy as opening a latch and removing a shielded cylinder from the middle. … Continue reading 1.17


Ashur had a very particular problem, a problem he didn’t fully know how to overcome. The unfortunate reality was that his captive scavenger was smarter than he was. Credit where it was due, Ashur knew he was certainly more cunning than the girl-thing, but over the long run, there was little chance of him coming … Continue reading 1.16


72:49:02 72:49:01 72:&9:00 The airlock wouldn’t open, even when she flipped the lever. Annie suppressed her urge to yell in anger, this just wasn’t the time. She had spent four hours worth of power on the scanner just to find a magnetic asteroid, nine hours on the sub-light thrusters just to get to it and … Continue reading 1.15


Annie wasted little time getting to work as Ashur’s ship raced away. She knew she had been betrayed and there was no use being angry about the situation now. To get out of this mess, Annie would need ideas, and for that, she would need to think hard. She calmly disrobed from her captains uniform, … Continue reading 1.14


“Now repeat it back to me, what is your mission?” “I’m Ashur’s mechanic now,” Kaori said. Annie tapped her foot, beginning to lose patience. “No, you are my mechanic.” She took a deep breath. “Now, what is your mission, as my mechanic?” The scavenger took a while to answer. Annie wasn’t really sure why this … Continue reading 1.13


Nathan Regal was dead and Jenna couldn’t make herself forget. All she could do was run. She stumbled down the dark alleys of Chrysanthemum, throwing away her high heels. Through the tears and the bitter shame, she couldn’t know if anyone chased her. She was a mess when she reached the hideout. They told her … Continue reading 1.12


Nate wished he had died that night. At the very least, he hated the idea of waking up. For an eternity he thought nothing, content in the dreamless night of his mind. He was aware of nothing, which was better than the alternative. Several times he felt the pull of consciousness dragging him back into … Continue reading 1.11


The first thing Sam Lincoln noticed as he journeyed along the shadowy road to consciousness, was the pain. It was dull at first, like a headache that seemed a few hours off. It didn’t take long before the subtle ache became intolerable agony. It was like being struck with hammers, all over his body. Sam … Continue reading 1.10