The Sunday Spotlight
Yesterday author, Louise Wise shared her two fabulous Chick Lit Novels with us, and today she's back with something completely different, a wondrous Sci-Fi advendture called Eden.
Stranded, but not alone. You only wish you were.
Robinson and Crusoe, The Blue Lagoon, Castaway — I’d read the books and seen the movies. Never thought I’d have my own story to tell, and anyway, you’d think an astronaut would be prepared for such an eventuality, wouldn’t you? We’re trained over months, years, in fact. We’re picked especially for our strong mental state. But we’re human just like you. We have emotions just like you. We have fears just like you. The only difference is we learn to control them.
There were just three of us. Bodie, Matt and myself, Jenny, and we were all on our way to the first manned mission outside the solar system. To a planet that was similar to Earth in size and makeup.
We flew in our respective spacepods, leaving the mother ship in orbit around Eden, and took our first steps on the planet that had been untouched by humans. Our mission was to imbed probes at various premarked sites, and collect samples such as rocks, plants, water, you know the mundane, astronauty things before heading back.
But, how can I explain? No training can prepare you for the momentous feelings we were feeling. A sky with two suns, a perpetual twilight with eight moons, a wondrous alien terrain. It was surreal.
On our way to insert the probes, we found an alien spaceship; deserves its own sentence really: We found an alien spaceship. It was easy to tell it had been there a long time because vegetation had started to grow over it and some of it was covered completely. There was an unspoken agreement between us when we abandoned our duties to explore it further.
That’s when it all went wrong. We’d let our human emotions take over. A fatal error.
I found a gap in the side of the spacecraft that was big enough for me to crawl through. Bodie was lacklustre in disallowing it, I think he wanted to find out what it was like inside just as much as me. I found bodies. Countless alien bodies. Most were decapitated. But one, one, was very much alive.
It was a bit of a blank after that. I was dragged back outside, and I remember my throat being constricted and lights dancing behind my eyes. Then I woke to Bodie and Matt not being there and I was on my own.
Alone on an unknown planet.
The alien and my so-called colleagues had gone. I guessed the alien had killed them and had travelled back to Taurus in one of the buggies. Taurus would have killed it instantly, so its attempt to flee ended then and there.
I was alone. Completely alone.
Read my full story in Eden. But before you go — can I just say please don’t judge me.
You’d do the same,
Thanks for visiting today and I'll be back before you know know it with some great features and promo's next week.
Until then, Keep Calm and Slay an Alien
(always better safe than sorry!)
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