Category Archives: One Word Prompts

Chapter Eight: A Terran Problem

New to the Serial? Start from beginning here. Mendin entered the hexagonal war room. A circular, gray table was in the center, bounded by metallic, concave walls. Three other officers were present at the circular table. Two stood at Captain Firehoon’s … Continue reading

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Chapter 8: Just Wanted One Moment

Start the story from the beginning with these links: Ch 1, Ch 2, Ch 3, Ch 4, Ch 5, Ch 6. Darren slumped into the chair. He exhaled slowly and haphazardly tapped the table to a beat he heard once but couldn’t place. Who knew being … Continue reading

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Chapter Seven: Debriefing

Start the Adventure from the Beginning! Chapter Links: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six Eric’s body rocked as the transport landed in the Charon’s hanger bay. His hands robotically unlocked the safety harness once the troops around him began to shuffle out. Eric was in a … Continue reading

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Weathered By Time

Usually when we think of something as weathered, we see it as being old, worn out, a relic of some past greatness. Maybe, in some ways, this is true, but if you look at the natural world, weathering is a … Continue reading

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Chapter Six: Hairless Rats

Older Chapters can be found here: One, Two, Three, Four, and Five “I can smell them through the hull.” Mendin growled just loud enough for the soldiers and the Terran prisoner near him. He especially wanted the soft human prisoner to hear it. He was … Continue reading

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Chapter 7: Poor Acclimation

This is the conclusion of this story. For the earlier chapters see Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5   “I suppose the green, spooky glow bodes ill for us,” Darren said. He was tired. The adrenaline was wearing off from his heroic stunt to save … Continue reading

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Chapter 6: The Ground Floor

Like this? Read Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, and Chapter 5 Darren stared at the gaping hole that used a porch and a front door. The stairs were crushed from the great weight of the Thing when it retreated. The inside was … Continue reading

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Chapter 5: Into the Fire

Check out former installments of this story: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, and Chapter 4. The rain stopped. Water drained from the roofs, percolating through the muddy streets and the silence. Thunder rumbled far away. The storm responded as if … Continue reading

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Chapter 4: A Dark and Stormy Night

Looking for more? Read the previous installments: Chapter One, Chapter 2, and Chapter 3 Thunderless lightning branched across the sky. The dark clouds held their rain like Darren was holding his breath. His footsteps scraped across the dirt road. He was loud, too … Continue reading

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Chapter 3: Time to Find that Damn Hero

Read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 here. Darren sprinted through the dark city streets. Another agonizing scream reached his ears. He willed his legs to move faster. Jacob was supposed to be a distraction, a delay tactic. No one would miss that piece-of-shit arms … Continue reading

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