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

December 13th, 2552 – Method against Madness II Consociation Pilot Kat James Reporting So, instead of hiding by, you know, staying out of the way and keeping our heads down, we’re practicing the art of being seen while not being seen. It’s a tricky little game involving a lot of misdirection and sleight of hand— […]

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

December 12th, 2552 – Method against Madness Consociation Pilot Kat James Reporting While we aren’t meeting directly, the general current of thought from our alliance is that we need to find a way to convince the Lasatiea, the Others, and the Void Walkers to stop fighting through proxies and either find peace among themselves or […]

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

December 11th, 2552 – Carrier Lizard Consociation Pilot Kat James Reporting I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about how to communicate so that our enemies can’t intercept messages. No matter how difficult we try to make things – every technological method we have is subject to intercept. It’s the nature of the beast […]

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

December 10th, 2552 – Round-Up Consociation Pilot Kat James Reporting Something even more interesting than trying to evade the Lasatiea strike teams is trying to find people who are hiding from them. Adalgisa tried to give us insight into the mindset of the survivors, to let us know what to look for but again, we’re […]

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

December 9th, 2552 – Worlds Away Consociation Pilot Kat James Reporting Today was mostly finding our way down the Lasatiea’s back trail, finding survivors and shuttling them to a safe place, in this case, a lonely planet I know, who could really use some company. There were remnants of Parataph, a few Colonies of the […]

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

December 8th, 2552 – Causality Casualties Consociation Pilot Kat James Reporting I was coming back from patrol with Tower, Adalgisa, Askir and Almir when we managed to jump into the middle of a massacre courtesy of the Lasatiea. I worked on getting us out, but one of their pilots locked onto our wake. Usually, if […]

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

December 7th, 2552 – Tag Teaming Consociation Pilot Kat James Reporting With the Lasatiea and the Void Walkers looking for us— I’m pretty sure they know we’re no longer playing their game, and that we’ve figured out that the only chance we have is banding together. We are no longer just Human, Parataph, Ani, Askmiri, […]

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

December 6th, 2552 – Survival training Escape Pilot Kat James Reporting Way back when I’d volunteered for the Vision Project, my fellow convicts and were assigned to an abbreviated training program based on the work we’d be expected to do. We learned to march and run, mostly because it tired us out and made us […]

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