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Pen Your Pride


5.9K Reads 314 Votes 29 Part Story
MoonLoop By MoonLoop Updated Jun 04

Major Aula Reed is a Canadian fighter pilot, veteran astronaut, closeted bisexual, and survivor of the worst accident in space exploration since Space Shuttle Columbia. The first permanent outpost on the Moon should've been cause for celebration, but its destruction gutted a generation of moonwalkers.  
By the spring of 2046, the accident approaches its tenth anniversary. Aula is stationed on a new lunar base where her second mission is constantly overshadowed by her first. To live separate from Earth means facing radiation, meteorites, and equipment failure while under constant public scrutiny. Despite the demands of her job, Aula struggles to find meaning in what happened. Even if it challenges the lies she told herself, the people she loves, and the rest of the world.
This is a story of the near future informed by the lives of today's astronauts, whose triumphs and tragedies are immortalized in the public eye.
  Highest rank: #115 10/07/17

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JordanBurton534 JordanBurton534 Jan 28, 2016
Greeting fellow club mate! I bring with me criticism and grammar nazism. (She knows the man right away. Harvey Martin.)  A comma would better replace the period. Alright enough criticism. The story, as far as I have read, had great detail and you give me excellent visuals. 4.9999999 out of 5
JillanePurrazzi JillanePurrazzi Mar 01, 2016
That was a fun first portion. I feel like it was a good way to introduce the characters and get a feel for what was going on without turning it into an info-dump
JamesChambers91 JamesChambers91 Jan 17, 2016
I've watched a few space themed anime and I can say that this story would be to match them in terms of plot. Also like the mystery of ILUB-1 and how it effects the two characters towards the end.
jgottwig jgottwig Dec 14, 2015
Great start, and I love the humor you've injected into your dialogue.
LePrometherion LePrometherion Oct 14, 2015
There's history in the writing, a setting that feels real and tangible.
RRTopham RRTopham Sep 12, 2015
I'm liking this already. The writing is good, the characters stand out from one another and the setting is immediately interesting. All the right ingredients for a good story, looking forward reading the rest.