Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 12

Alarm klaxons wailed. Carnarvon station’s command crew hurried to and fro, speaking in excited tones. “Situation report.” Commander Corwin barked. The portly middle-aged man looked pale and exhausted. For the past few hours, something had been attacking the station. Ghost indicators appeared and disappeared from sensor sweeps. Power levels fluctuated at sporadic times. Alan adjusted… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 12

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 11

Naked, I woke up and contemplated the rising velvet dawn. The open window of my quarters allowed a small breeze to ruffle the sheets. I stretched my back, spreading the soreness in my muscles outwards. I always felt like I was living someone else’s life whenever I awakened here, as if I had taken their… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 11

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 10

The military command center on Silesias buzzed with activity. Nalia watched President Haines pore over the tactical holo. She emanated a regal calmness as her fingers followed the luminous path of the rebel fleet on the star map. She reminded Nalia of those archaic rulers from Earth’s past, ones that superstitious people thought had been… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 10

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 8

I looked down at the swirling maelstrom below me. The combat suit’s magnetic attachments kept me suspended in the dropship. While regulating the loss of body heat to the subzero temperatures of the upper atmosphere, I checked my internals. Status reports came in. All was well, although I did wear more electronics than before. The… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 8

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 7

Nalia stared at the numerous reports on her datapad. One set, translated from the original Kenzenken, spoke of numerous rebel fleet movements in a vague poetic manner.  Republic sensors reported sightings of Kenzenken Thunderbirds all across their shared borders. She attempted to make sense of the jumble of information on that small screen. “Why do… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 7

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 6

The seat belt pushed against his extended stomach fat. Alan tried to adjust his seat belt but failed. He sighed. He would need to lay off the synth brownies for the foreseeable future. Too much unfairness in the universe. The human body was still adept at sabotaging itself, even in this age of body augmentation.… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 6

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 5

I awoke to a nightmare symphony. The cacophony of unintelligible voices flooded my mind. Shrieks and whispers pierced my eardrums. I knew what they meant. My eyes greeted a white room, no other feature except for the coffin from which I awoke. The hum of the voices continued as I gripped the cold steel plate… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 5

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 3

The knife clattered on the street’s permacrete surface. Blood seeped into the ground around him. Alan rushed to the woman’s side and attempted to close the wounds on her wrists. The rising sun reflected off her dull, listless eyes. He had not expected this. When she had run up to him and shouted at him… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 3

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 2

Five years before Alan’s encounter with the Inari, the class of 2551 graduated from the Naval Academy. Nalia Sargire walked with her head up through the evening crowd spread throughout the atrium. Scents from plants genetically engineered to enhance moods wafted through her nostrils. The air above the entertainment dome burst with fireworks, adding to… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 2

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 1

“Patrol 3597, reporting Sweep 3. No hostiles. Area clear.” The voice of his wingmate crackled in like a noisy insect. He pressed the confirmation button. Pilot Alan Vuong stared at his chronometer as his patrol shift neared its end. Hours of nothingness had begun to gnaw at him and he was looking forward to some… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 1