A Year Among the Stars – Allegory

I’m attending a writer’s retreat this weekend and one of the exercises for overcoming writer’s block was to look at a picture and put an element from the picture into your story – you don’t need to include it – but I think I’ll keep it…  My picture prompt was a kitten… and this was […]

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This week’s Thursday’s Threads entry

Every week Siobhan Muir runs #ThursThreads – a Flash fiction contest that runs from 7 AM  Time to 8 PM Mountain Time. The prompt is chosen from a line from the previous week’s winning tale, and you must include the prompt in the story – you cannot change the tense and the only thing you […]

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362-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

December 27th, 2552 – Green Light; Red Light. Consociation Pilot Kat James Reporting Oh man, where do I begin? Yesterday – The others stayed with the Askmiri while I went over the ship to make sure I was ready for what could be a giant step for us – or one of those agonizing moments […]

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292-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

October 18th, 2552 – Everything should come with a warning Pilot/Explorer/Interpreter Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting Baljatuun has been free-floating for some time now, but that gives us eyes and ears outside our bubble of a world. As near as I can tell for the rest of the pact – we haven’t been gone long enough […]

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288-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

October 14th, 2552 – Stupid Time games Pilot/Explorer/Interpreter Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting While I’m not as clear on what I found – while I’ve been working with the fleet along the edge of the void – an older, more experienced, hopefully, wilier version of me has been going over the fighter I misplaced. The only […]

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194-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

July 12th, 2552 – Sidestep Decoy Pilot/Pest control Specialist/sometimes suspect Kat James Reporting Today, I almost got myself blown up.  Twice. Someone decided that there were a lot of raw resources on the planet of exploding insects and they needed more people collecting more samples – which meant they needed a bigger target for the […]

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117-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

April 26th, 2552 The Ship That Wasn’t There. Survivor of The Second Twilight of the Gods Incident/Schrodinger’s Undead Kat Reporting And just when you think you have a line on everything, someone pulls the rug out from under you. Just one of those things – a pilot landing their craft, only the deck went one […]

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111-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

April 20th, 2552 The Guns Come out. Survivor of The Second Twilight of the Gods Incident/Schrodinger’s Undead Kat Reporting Well, it seems our two mechanics had friends and they’ve given up the subtle approach. Yesterday it was explosives, before that, having a ship eat itself. Today it was guns. Okay, it was one gun, but […]

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109-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

April 18th, 2552 Noodling Apprentice Mechanic/Survivor of The Second Twilight of the Gods Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting It’s been a long time since a 9th day fell on a day where something hadn’t gone wrong. That in and of itself was refreshing. My quarters are now more cramped since they’ve added a few more ‘less […]

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