Kill On My Command | #OpenNovellaContest2019

Kill On My Command | #OpenNovellaContest2019

61 Reads 16 Votes 3 Part Story
Keirdan Jenson By LoneShipSailing Updated 5 days ago

Things are looking up for Carter. After months of serving coffee, fixing equipment, and just trying to be noticed as an intern, everything was falling into place. He spent day after day sucking up to his bosses until they finally started to take him seriously as a mechanic.

Now at long last, he had been given his first real mission aboard the only large expedition to Tau Ceti, a recently discovered star system that was believed to have hospitable planets. The readings from drones had been very promising.  Now Carter had the honor to be a part of the effort to discover uncharted land. His dream was finally coming true.

But the shuttle hardly makes it out of the atmosphere before it all comes crashing down. Literally. Aboard the only surviving escape pod Carter and a group of crew members crash land on a small island in the middle of the ocean. Their radios are silent, their supplies are limited, they have no idea where they are. It seems like things can't get any worse. 

Until Carter realizes they're not alone on the island.

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  • adventure
  • engineer
  • experiments
  • military
  • mystery
  • opennovellacontest2019
  • psychological
  • science
  • scifi
  • space
  • superhuman
  • survival
  • suspense
  • thriller
StormRidden StormRidden Jan 06
And here we see why Aria doesn't write sci-fi. Aria knows none of the words and would be dead in the water using "opening" and "gathering space" repeatedly like a moron.
neverreallyhere neverreallyhere 4 days ago
That just doesn't seem like a reaction anyone would have at that moment. Horror, shock, fear, sure but not 'oh no, my trip is ruined this is such a bummer.'
StormRidden StormRidden Jan 06
I can't even... This made me choke, my goodness. I'm laughing SO hard.
StormRidden StormRidden Jan 06
Suspicious boy makes me suspicious. I enjoy the humor. It takes the boring edge off of what these stories normally drown me in. Great job Love. ❤️
StormRidden StormRidden Jan 06
Thus feels a little unrealistic but I love the comedic value.
Wonder what might happen that could possibly make you anxious to come back.