REGULAR BLOG POSTS: This week, we continue snippeting Castaway Odyssey; in Chapter 16, the Sergeant and his charges begin the real work, in Chapter 17 they run into the first danger of the new world, and in Chapter 18, the Sergeant's in real trouble! Last two weeks: Chapter 13 sees our little-group attempting a landing in Chapter 14 they perform a vital test, and in Chapter 15 they finally get to look around! Previously, in Chapter 10, they're ready to start heading home, in Chapter 11, Xander has some worried thoughts, and in Chapter 12, they make it to the mystery star!
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Well, the Sergeant wasn't having a good day all of a sudden...
It wasn't a conscious decision, but a reflexive action, almost as instinctive as the not-quite-dead-enough creature's strike. Campbell had seen Tavana move forward, his leg lift, and he knew exactly what Tavana was going to do – and having seen this scenario on half a dozen worlds, knew how it might go wrong.
But that was the conscious thought, and it lagged far behind the reaction, which was [ Continue reading... ]
Work's never done on a frontier world...
Tavana sagged back into the shelter's narrow bed and let out an explosive sigh. He hurt in places he didn't remember he had.
The temporary shelter was made of the lightest, strongest materials available. But it was also designed to house up to ten people, which meant that even with the lightest, strongest materials it was very heavy, very bulky, and unfortunately required some manual work to unpack and set up. The [ Continue reading... ]