Monthly Archive: January 2011

Jan 30

Excerpt – Gabriel’s Redemption

Quentin Santander sat at the hotel lobby bar, his hand on a lowball glass of an amber liquid, a solitary cube of ice floating in it. He swirled the liquid, the cube bumping against the glass edges slowly in the Mars gravity. The bar was beginning to fill up, miners and office workers getting off …

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Jan 29

Future Friendly, by Zack Umstead

“Thrift sale! Entire house must go! Any of you antique collectors out there, this is your opportunity!” The man’s surgically enhanced vocal cords allowed the sound to be projected throughout the entire crowd of two or three hundred people. Many were there just to take a look at a piece of history -  this was …

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Jan 25

Gabriel’s Redemption Pitch for ABNA

Can a disgraced soldier find redemption, and will redemption cost him more than just his own life? North American Federation Navy Commander Evan Gabriel lost his rank, his squad, and his freedom on a far off world called Eden. Now, he’s being offered an opportunity to command a new team, on a new world, with …

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Jan 25

Gabriel’s Redemption Excerpt for ABNA

The shuttle was a standard single stage to orbit lifting body design, vertical take off and landing capable, mission-modified for inclement weather with an additional set of tail stabilizers and more powerful reentry engines. It streaked down through the atmosphere at Mach 26, its glowing leading edges creating a meteor-like effect across the western skies, …

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Jan 06

Short story from my 13 yr old…

“We got you in our sight, you roaches.” The commanding officer turned around in his chair. “Shall we fire, Captain?” “No. Hold fire. We do not know if they are hostile.” “Permission to speak freely, sir.” “Granted.” “Why in the name of the gods wouldn’t they attack! They’re Centaurians!” “And they were once Earthlings. You …

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