Drip. Drip. Drip. “Oh here’s another leak.” The young woman pointed, stopping and looking back. “Dammit.” The deep voice of a man replied. “Have we got any buckets left?” “Just the one.” The young woman replied, she help it up to the man. Both of them looked disheveled and tired. Their white pressure suits lookingContinue reading “Poseidon”

The Clone Soldier

This is my entry for October’s Blog Battle – the theme or word for this month is Clone. Awake. Consciousness returning to her. A flood a memories invading their thoughts as if for the first time. Time ebbed on and the light came and went, the room, the bed all familiar. The smell of theContinue reading “The Clone Soldier”

The Perseus Incident

This is my entry for September’s Blog Battle – the theme or word for this month is Shield. Rogan looked over a panel, checking the readout he looked up the manual. Flicking though a few pages he finally stopped. “Panel E7.” He looked around, found panel E7 and flicked several of the switches. He lookedContinue reading “The Perseus Incident”

Blue Siren

This is my entry for August’s Blog Battle – the theme or word for this month is Intercept. Jenna knew she was pushing it, vibrations that normally could never be felt reverberated around the console, shaking through her body. The small Ranger’s engines were pushed to beyond their operating limits, the smell of hot metalContinue reading “Blue Siren”

Fields of Paper Flowers

This is my entry for January’s Blog Battle – the theme or word for this month is Heart. “Here it is!” Brian revealed all glowing with pride. “The artificial flower!” I looked on it with a mix of distain and yet a little awe at the intricate and beautiful creation. “So what?”  “What do youContinue reading “Fields of Paper Flowers”

The Eternal Librarian

This is my entry for December’s Blog Battle – the theme or word for this month is Heart. “I have exciting news for you Emily.” Libby told Emily in her usual flat robotic but clearly feminine tone. “What is that?” Emily asked excitedly. At sixteen years old Emily was often told she was too oldContinue reading “The Eternal Librarian”

The Extinction Protocol

This short piece has been written for the November 2018 Blog Battle.  To find out more click the link: https://rachaelritchey.com/2018/11/08/blogbattle-educate/ The word for the month is EDUCATE. SOL670 Olympus Colony: “Colony Log Commander James O’Neill: NASA are sending me a priority message on the secure comms channel in about five minutes. I’m not sure what toContinue reading “The Extinction Protocol”