Negotiating For Numia “Captain we’ve got an incoming message from League Command,” Lt. Barrows the assistance COMM officer called across the CNS Peregrine’s bridge.Negotiating For Numia7 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
“Patch it through to my repeater Lt.,” Captain Hietamies replied tapping the arm of command chair and watching as the COMM panel folded out of it and to chest level.
“This Captain Hietamies,” she told the image of the person on the other end of the link.
“Captain please stand by for communication with Commodore Söderström,” the COMM-Tech told her.
Hietamies sat patiently in her chair tapping her long strong fingers on the chair arm. Hietamie
In-Progress Story ExcerptYou place your thumb upon the scanner. Another day of auditing. You can't say you don't enjoy it from a purely mechanical standpoint. Seeing balance and seeing order is important to you. It's your duty as a citizen, as is your service. It is also very fulfilling because you have mild autism. A familiar electronic ding, you're authorized.In-Progress Story Excerpt7 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
CAI loaded. Welcome to the Central Auditing Interface! Log six hours of auditing, including a mandatory thirty minute break today for full-time. Please wait for information sync.
The information was being translated and encrypted. The new minutely cypher. All of this so you have no idea who you are judging and to whom you are giving or taking resources. You'll check your bank account tonight to see if you have any auditing additions or charges. The news droned on in the background. It was really just the usual, more pundits throwing around the talking points, hackers and their role in optimizing and harming the auditing system, whether AI shou
A Game of Cat and Mouse Chapter 4A Game of Cat and Mouse 3 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Trigger felt himself being pushed by unseen forces just as a bright light and heat exploded from the bundle. Bomb, there were a bomb, or two. He felt his back if the cave wall and the ground shook underneath him and he felt rock of various sizes fall on him. Everything got still. He looked around, or tried to. The place where dark and the falling of small stones could be heard. He turned on his night vision and looked around. Big boulders laid all around him and in the cave. The place where the bundle, the bomb, had been where now emptied and, he guessed, blackened.
“General!” Trigger called and rose to his feet. He looked around, but she wasn’t anywhere in the cave, the only things in the cave was him and piles of stones. Stones, the stones must have crushed her. He stood still looking around in chock, he had killed the General. He sat down in despair.
“I-I killed her. It’s my fault, if I had only listen