Shoshone Station: The Galactic Consortium season 2

Shoshone Station: The Galactic Consortium season 2

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R. J. Eliason By RJEliason Completed

Less than a year ago, they arrived over earth's sky. They call themselves the Galactic Consortium and they are human, or at least, simian - from the same genetic line as humans. They claim to have terraformed this planet centuries ago to serve as a base for their exploration of this galaxy. What happened to the settlers, why none of us remember this, remains a mystery. 
  For America the concerns are more immediate. Will the Consortium accept our independence?
  Shoshone Station is the first joint enterprise, a solar power, space station parked in geostationary orbit over Denver, Colorado. It's been "gifted" to America, but as Sherman Lannister takes command he wonders just how much control the new American crew will really have. After all, what do they know about running a space station?
  For Sophia, a homeless transgender youth from Denver, the station is a second chance at a new life. But what will she do living amongst the stars?

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Mystychawk Mystychawk Oct 01, 2016
Combine this with the paragraph below to make one paragraph?
Mystychawk Mystychawk Oct 01, 2016
expected, she felt like she had just stepped into a fancy hotel lobby.  **** Passageways went off like spokes of a wheel deeper into the station.
Mystychawk Mystychawk Oct 01, 2016
The dome shown in the dark night, the cable leading to the heavens, was lost in the darkness.
Mystychawk Mystychawk Oct 01, 2016
asleep. She'd freeze if she slept outside tonight, best to keep moving to stay warm. In the morning the other homeless people would find themselves someplace open and warm to doze for a few hours.
knotanumber knotanumber Dec 29, 2018
Gets a bit confusing through here, maybe because you reference the speakers in different ways.
knotanumber knotanumber Dec 29, 2018
Good opening chapter. Nicely paced. Could have easily slipped into melodrama but I think you maintained the right narrative distance while still conveying the character's fraught mental state. Also, interesting plot setup to board a space station with the intent to suicide.