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

January 30th, 2552 HairBrained Schemes, and Lowlife Friends Pilot Mechanic Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting So – the mechanic who’d been making extra work for me – that was Mac, Darin MacKenzie. Turns out he doesn’t like convicts, the idea of convicts being allowed anywhere near civilized people. That goes even stronger for convicted murderers. He […]

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

January 26th, 2552 Trouble is its own reward Katherine ‘Kat’ James, sometimes pilot, sometimes wrench monkey reporting Word of my antics reached my three self-appointed watchers. They made no bones about what they were doing, and the fact that they were on to me. It would be nice if they were actually watching what was […]

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

January 25th, 2552 Bad seed Katherine ‘Kat’ James reporting If I didn’t like Daniel’s before— I’d adore him now. When the ship’s guard brought me before him for breaking curfew, he just looked at them, and then he looked at them some more before shaking his head. “Gentlemen— we’re on a ship, in space, thousands, […]

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

January 24th, 2552 AWOL A prison suited Katherine ‘Kat’ James reporting There is another problem to having too many jobs, I can’t work on my craft until after the day’s assignments are done and the hangar has been swept and mopped. Then there’s a new duty, making sure all the equipment and spare parts are […]

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

January 12th, 2552 Crew Review Convict 237 reporting for duty I’m learning a lot more about the interplay between the Deep Space Exploration Agency, the Confed Military and the Justice department conscription committee, or more to the point, the lack thereof. It turns out that the majority of the crew was handpicked by the mission […]

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

January 11th, 2552 Evac Drill A Bunny suited Katherine ‘Kat’ James reporting There’s nothing like an emergency drill after the fact. The ‘Twilight of the Gods’ hull ruptured. The emergency call rippled through the fleet. Before the klaxons fell silent, half the crew was gone. There was a tense silence as the recovery teams were […]

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

January 10th, 2552 Ship Shape isn’t all that shapely Pilot Katherine ‘Kat’ James reporting Now that we are officially in unknown territory we’re working our way through systems checks. I’m learning a lot about swearing, detecting areas of radioactive saturation and stress, what Cookie calls ‘an RS and S’ check. My part of the check […]

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

January 9th, 2552 9th Day Pilot Katherine ‘Kat’ James reporting Today is our 9th rotation, an official fleet day off, which is to say everyone only works as much as necessary to keep things running smoothly. We get a few extra hours for leisure, and this, our first 9th day, was also the day we […]

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

January 8th, 2552 Exhaustion has its benefits When you’re too tired to rise to the bait one of two things happen – you either end up being the victim or they leave you alone because your lack of reaction kinda takes the fun out of picking on you. It also helps if they know that […]

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07-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the stars

January 7th, 2552 The more you know… They say the more you know the less you understand. Personally I want to find whoever ‘they’ are and slap them in the back of the head. After our morning inspection and commisary duties, we were to report to our assignments for the day. In my case, I […]

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