Plague of the Living Crystals

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Chapter 6 Part 4

Wanda saw Fred give a thumbs-up sign as he walked out of the office. Then she heard, “Brannigan, Wanda.” Wanda went into the inner office, where she was told to take a seat. She watched Walters go down her resume and letter of reference. “Very impressive,” he said, “I assume from this that you’re... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Chapter 6 Part 3

When Fred and Wanda walked into the room, Fred saw a large room with big tables, made bigger by the fact that they were put together into long rows. The tables were sparsely populated by people filling out work forms. Over to the left of the entrance, as they walked in, Fred saw that there was a... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Chapter 6 Part 2

This is it, thought John, I'd better not blow it. He knew he was already off to a bad start, what with being late and all. If only Fred wasn’t so long winded. But some things just couldn’t be helped. I will get the job, he thought. He knew it was his position in maintenance that would get them out... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Chapter 6 Part 1

Chapter 6--Martian Colony 101 Fourteen days before the destruction of Martian Colony 101 They were sitting in John’s room. John was lounged back in the room’s only easy chair. Fred was sitting in a straight back chair, facing toward the center of the room with a small table directly behind him.... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Chapter 5 Part 4

He opened his toiletries case and studied the assortment of tools put there for his use. Any other Earth person would have been stumped as to what the tools were and what they were supposed to be used for. He remembered how stumped he was those many years ago. But now he knew. There was one tooth... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Chapter 5 Part 3

After their drinks, they settled into the quarters reserved for them. Stark’s quarters were small. The bed was a single that folded out of the wall. The tables and chairs folded out in the same manner. The toilets and showers were down the hall. The walls and floors were bare. There was an intercom... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Chapter 5 Part 2

The hopper hovered patiently as the carbon dioxide atmosphere was sucked out and returned to the outside. Stark had been through this many times before. He knew how the process went. When Stark heard the next hissing sound, he knew the air lock was being filled with the rich, Earth-like... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Chapter 5 Part 1

Chapter 5--Mars Four days after the destruction of Martian Colony 101 Stark glanced down at the timepiece strapped to his wrist. It said 22:00 hrs. They had been in stationary orbit for about four hours. The crew of the Herodotus was making preparations for the hopper that was going down to the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Chapter 4 Part 4

In her cabin, Brannigan heard John’s voiced make the announcement over the intercom, “Martian Colony 101", announcing their arrival. She got up and looked out her small port hole at the huge lavender dome of Martian Colony 101, the symbol of a new beginning for the three of them. Brannigan watched... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Chapter 4 Part 3

John stood just outside of the Captain’s office. He reflected back on the day before. Him, Fred, and Brannigan had been having one of their closed door meetings, now a daily event. Fred and Brannigan drilled him on what was supposed to happen during his coming meeting with Phinehas. Fred said he... Sign in to see full entry.

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