Many of the younger members of his audience had been born at this level of gravity so the slow moment required to prevent such an action was in their nature he knew. Not him, he was born on Earth, Earth before the war. With a Promo for Space Casey!
When he was young he read about the great “accidental” immortal, and the impossible task of insulting the universe from A to Z that the immortal set before himself.
When you sign up for the rescue corps you do if for a reason. You do it because you, have a drive to help people. You do it because you have a need to see new places.
The writing prompt for this one was, Give ten good reasons you should not write your life story. And got the first story from another author (text only for that story.)
I am, if you have not figured it out already, a Trekie. There is no way around it. I have seen most of the episodes at least twice, I have seen all of the movies at least 5 times and I can quote Wrath of Khan forwards and backwards, and can probably tie a quote from that movie into pretty much any conversation you like.
I like to think about Anakin Skywalker here, he was put in some pretty impossible situations, but what it he had made the “right choice,” and fought against the power that was drawing him to the dark side.
I could likely talk until I was blue in the face about how wonderful Escape Artists is, and how great their stories are, but until you understand what it is they provide you can’t really grasp how important it is that you help them out.
Most boys didn’t get to come back from the war walking on their own two feet. Some of them came back, but they were mostly wrecks. But, most of them came back in boxes if they came at all. But not Joe. Joe came back into town with a smile on his face. He had gotten a lift from the station and the driver had dropped him off right at the edge of town. When we first spotted him, he was adjusting his uniform getting ready to make his big entrance.
Shortly after EscapePod got started a whole host of short story podcasts popped up, but most of them didn’t last very long. In some cases like, Variant Frequencies this was sad.
As Douglas Adams reminded us, “Space is big…” To travel across the distances needed to get anywhere meaningful will take us a long time. Even our nearest planet, with our current technology, is going to cost of several months time.