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November 1, 2015

Has it been a week already? I’m going to break the rules slightly and include more than just 8 sentences. This snippet concludes the scene and I didn’t want to have just a couple of sentences remaining before next week.


As always these sentences follow on immediately from last week so if you want to catch up please follow this link to see what preceded this week’s offering. If you wish to read the whole story from the beginning then you can download this pdf.



    Marcus gripped the back of Ryan’s chair. “So let’s stop this jawboning and get our arses down there.”

    “Can we?” Kassandra queried, not entirely sure what she wanted the answer to be.

    Ryan let out a long breath as he scanned the cockpit displays. “Yes, but it won’t be easy.”

    “There you go,” Marcus said, punching Ryan’s shoulder for emphasis. “You did say you wanted in on the action.”

    Ryan looked up, the hint of a smile curling his lips. “Get below and make sure everyone and everything is strapped in. This is going to get all kinds of bumpy.”



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Published on November 01, 2015 00:27 • 5 views

October 24, 2015

Sunday has come around again and that means it is time for the next 8 sentences from Revenant. As always these 8 sentences follow on immediately from last week so if you want to catch up please follow this link to see what preceded this week’s offering. If you wish to read the whole story from the beginning then you can download this pdf.



    “It could be years before it’s crushed, but she’s already a long way down. There’s no telling what shape she’s in from here.”

    “What now? Do we look for another one?”

    Ryan shook his head. “There is no other one, at least not anywhere we’ll reach in our lifetime. Will your plan work with just the equipment we’ve recovered so far?”

    “No, without the fourth terraforming rig I won’t achieve critical mass. We need what’s on that ship.”



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Published on October 24, 2015 13:55 • 3 views

October 17, 2015

Hello again, and welcome back to the ongoing snippet story of Revenant. As always these 8 sentences follow on immediately from last week so if you want to catch up please follow this link to see what preceded this week’s offering.



    Kassandra’s heart began to beat faster, the beauty of the scene having taken on a sinister edge. “How long before that happens?”

    Marcus shrugged. “Maybe a couple of years.”

    “A couple of years … are you trying to be funny?”

    Ryan looked up. “It’s no joke.”

    “But if we have years…”



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Published on October 17, 2015 13:55 • 4 views

October 10, 2015

Hi all, and let me begin by apologising for missing last week. Once again I have 8 more sentences from Revenant to share with you all, and these are the first of a change of scene. Just follow this link to see what preceded this week’s offering.



    The dusty yellow of Saturn dominated the viewport, enormous grey clouds swirled amid tendrils of flowing colour contrasting sharply with the hard black edges of the colony ship, Zheng He.

    “It’s so beautiful.” Kassandra said, hand on chest as she marvelled at the scene.

    Ryan’s head remained fixed on the console. “This is bad, her orbit is decaying.”

    “What?”

    “The ship is falling toward the planet centre,” Marcus explained. “If we can’t get her out the ship will eventually be crushed by the pressure.”



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Published on October 10, 2015 15:14 • 3 views

September 19, 2015

Sunday once again and, as always, I have 8 more sentences from Revenant to share with you all. Just follow this link to see what preceded this week’s offering.


This week we finally reach the end of the scene that I thought I’d reached the end of 5 weeks ago, and next week we will embark on the next, and possibly final, scene of the story.



    Kassandra placed a hand on Ryan’s shoulder. “I do, and believe it or not I understand what you are feeling. I can help you – not like that, not if you don’t want it. I can help you work through this. Just please don’t shut me out.”

    Ryan placed his hand over hers. “I promise.”



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Published on September 19, 2015 16:21 • 5 views

September 12, 2015

Another week gone for 2015. The year just seems to be flying by. As always I have 8 more sentences from Repentant to share with you all. Just follow this link to see what preceded this week’s offering.



    “What you’re feeling is perfectly normal, Ryan.”

    “No, it isn’t.” He forced the words out between clenched teeth. “The rage burns inside me, and it would consume me whole if I let it. Seeing you all continuing the fight, a fight that I’m now forced to watch from the sidelines; it’s almost more than I can take.”

    “You consider this the sidelines?”

    “You know what I mean.”



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Published on September 12, 2015 15:15 • 4 views

September 5, 2015

It’s Sunday, and also Father’s Day in Australia today. I write this post in anticipation of what my children have in store for me today. As always these 8 sentences from Revenant pick up immediately from the last lot so please follow this link to see what preceded this week’s offering.



    Ryan’s eyes fell to his crippled legs. “I’ve been a soldier for most of my life. I took pride in what I did and I took pride in myself because of it. The mission to find the colony ships, to find you, defined me. But now … I just can’t accept that my body would let me down like this.” A sob came from somewhere, a sob like a hiccup that took him by surprise. “I’m angry, Kassandra, at you and at Marcus, but mostly I’m angry at myself.”



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Published on September 05, 2015 15:20 • 4 views

August 29, 2015

Time for another 8 sentences from Revenant. As always these pick up immediately from the last lot so please follow this link to see what preceded this week’s offering.



    “I didn’t mean to…” Ryan let out a long breath. “Listen, you’re right, I’ve spent too long feeling sorry for myself.”

    “I care about you, Ryan.”

    Ryan managed a weak smile. “I shouldn’t have said those things. I lashed out, and I hurt you. Please believe that I’ve never blamed you for what happened.”

    “Then why have you been avoiding me?”



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Published on August 29, 2015 16:00 • 4 views

August 21, 2015

Has it been a week already? Last week I indicated that the previous scene had come to a close, but I have decided that isn’t the case so there’s still more to come before I am happy to conclude this chapter of the story. As always these pick up immediately from the last lot so please follow this link to see what preceded this week’s offering.



    Ryan busied himself with the controls as Marcus exited the cockpit. His cerebral implants acting in concert with his hands as he plotted the course to the third and final colony ship.

    Kassandra watched him work, her gaze like a physical weight on his chest. He tried to ignore her but it soon became too much. “What?” he said, perhaps a little firmer than he’d intended.

    Kassandra’s eyes widened, but she recovered in a heartbeat. “I’m sorry.”



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Published on August 21, 2015 17:49 • 5 views

August 15, 2015

Sunday once again, and that means it’s time for another 8 sentences from Revenant. The final snippet in this scene before we enter the home stretch of the story. As always these pick up immediately from the last lot so please follow this link to see what preceded this week’s offering.



    The men faced each other for a long moment. Marcus, wore an expression of challenge, as if daring Ryan to fault the logic of his comments. Of course Ryan recognised the truth in Marcus’ words and could appreciate what it took for the man to speak them.

    “Best head back and strap yourself in,” he said finally. “The Zheng He is in orbit around Saturn. We’re not going to save anything if we stay here yabbering at each other.”

    Marcus held Ryan’s gaze for a heartbeat longer, before his face softened into a smile. “Aye aye, Captain.”



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Published on August 15, 2015 17:10 • 4 views