space shuttles

space shuttles

One's Adventures through the Forty Two Rift Worlds

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Writing is like learning how to fly, Just fall and miss. The thunder clouds rolled, cumbersome and dark, tumbling through the icy caverns of the valley. Soon the town of New Newton Would be enveloped in the coming spring rains. One sat watching the scene envelope atop of the high hills in the valley. Below he could see the bustling settlement of New Newton. The city glowed bright greens and blues. An eclectic array of lights and sounds. A large space shuttle stood out on a platform to the left. One was not quite six feet tall, he wore blue cargo pants with a grey vest. His Sandy blond hair moved with the wind through the hills. That's why One had cruised up the hills that day. It was the perfect vantage point to watch a launch. And to 1s dismay, by the looks of the oncoming storm, that launch was cancelled. He could already see the skid monkey's, shutting everything down. That's what they called the crews that manned every settlement dock in the 42 colonies. The 42 colonies were the first inter-galaxy attempt at colonisation. Earth had become overheated, polluted. The rapid advancement of technology in the 21st century led scientists to form a coalition, with the sole intent of pent rating spacetime, to create rifts through space. They were successful in their endeavours, as the earth spiralled into oblivion. The scientists created many rifts, to worlds they thought were plausible candidates. 1 out of 100 riffs produced a livable planet. It was around the 3000 the rift that humanity discovered it wasn't alone. The fervour to migrate escalated, and much like settlers in the old west, the rush was on. Earth was betting that the key to success was to stay out of conflict, and stake out a claim. For the new alien life was advanced, and astonishingly different. They lived on planets that resemble super earth. They were giants, compared to humans. As luck would have it, they were a pescetarian. Which was a great relief to the first astronaut envoy? It went something like this; The envoy flew into the largest city. And landed at the nearest space port. It must have look very unthreatening, a spaceship the size of a black lab would be, so they let them pass. The next thing seems highly Ironic, because the captain of the ship, also an arrogant prick, got off and ironcly demanded to be taken to their leader….. he got a city official representative instead. Then with a little luck, some garland teenage girl took a selfie with the tiny new aliens. The media got a hold of it, and it went viral through the galaxy. It turns out the Galaxy was teeming with different forms of life. Once the humans could connect to the universe's web of communication. Installer wifi, it changed humanity's place in the universe forever. One wanted to travel through space more than anything. So many different planets and cultures to explore. Ever since could remember he was trained to be a turf monkey. He advanced quickly, and it was learned he had an aptitude for mechanics. However, fixing these colossal ships only made him long to fly one. an infinite frontier is something only a space cowboy could long for. one decided he better scoot back to the city, before the storm hit. He hopped on his hover board, and picked up speed as he surfed his way through the rolling hills.Down the valley toward the city. At the gate he stopped, scanned his citizen card and nodded to the armed guards. They were tall men, in full camouflage, armed with blaster rifles. They let him pass and he headed for his Grandfather's house. It took him 20 mins to get to the north side of the city. He passed by skyscrapers as tall as mountains. The inner city was well lit, like thousands of fireflies held in place. One and his grandfather lived in one of the poorer sections of the city. As he got near to home the lights seemed to dim to a dull blue glow. Two miles from home is when he heard them. Like a pack of bees, he could hear the buzz of five hoverbo...