Thursday, March 31, 2011

Zander and Jovie




          The end of all things always starts at the beginning, for without a beginning there can be no end...
         Zander stood by the huge curved window of the observation deck.  The stars crowded the view like lights of a city in the darkness.  It had been two years since their voyage had begun on the surface of Lonii, the third planet of Sadira (Epsilon Eridani).  It was to be the beginning of a new life for many on board, as the overpopulation laws on both Lonii and its moon Moncantor had left many to suffer the outcome of non-reproduction status.  People left to grow old and childless, no one to care for them in old age and a system all too willing to allow the extinction of family lines, if you were not among the elite. 
The Edel was one of five ships built to find and colonize any planet that could sustain Lonian life.  Zander studied his whole twenty-eight years for nothing more than a chance to leave Lonii and have a family of his own.  He made sure to study anything that could guaranty his acceptance as a colonist, Xenobotany, Plasma ion drive engineering and weaving, were a few of his specialties.  Today would bring all these things to circle, he and Jovie would be paired and their sterilization reversed.  It was something he had been looking forward to since the day he met Jovie in Xenobotany class five years ago.  They would be among the first allowed to have children onboard the ship.  The journey would take more than a life time to complete, so it would be necessary to procreate and teach the next generation.
The door to the observation deck opened, Jovie stood there smiling at Zander deep in thought and he turned around grinning back at her.  “The Captain is ready to sign our paperwork.”  She sighed, for although it was the beginning for them it would also start the clock to the end.  They would be given two years to have children together and after that they must both move on to others. It was the only way to broaden the genetic pool.


C.G. Powell

Author of Spell Checked: Book One of The No Uncertain Logic Series

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16 comments:

  1. Very interesting, Christine. Is this part of a larger story or a short?

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  2. You have a great imagination. I love your names of worlds & people. Keep going.

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  3. Liz...everything is part of a larger story, now whether or not I will choose to write it is a story on its own;)

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  4. I think you should go somewhere with this C.G. I really like what you have so far. :-) <3

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  5. "It was the only way to broaden the genetic pool."


    Lonii, the third planet of Sadira (Epsilon Eridani) shares some similarities with parts of Maine.

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  6. I especially love the beginning! Well done!

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  7. Thank you Robyn, I am debating whether or not to make this my next Book.

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  8. I really liked this, and would definitely read more if you decide to expand it. You very succinctly captured the elements a reader needs to know to be engaged with your world.

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  9. I'm blog hopping today. Your snippet was wonderful. I am envious of people who have the imagination to create worlds. I am unfortunately very grounded in the real one. ;-) I will come back when I have more time to spend; I look forward to getting to know you better! In the meantime, I hope you will come and visit my site. Have a great Friday!

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  10. Hey C.G! I love the name Zander and this was a really great excerpt :) I'm getting the feeling that love doesn't factor much into this world. How sad to have such limited time with someone :( LOL I'm such a romantic!

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  11. I'm not a real sci fi girl, but I am a sex girl, and I think I know what's comin' up next here! Good stuff, I'd like to see another installment :)

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  12. LOL hmmm....it's gonna be an action packed two years isn't it :) I like the set up, and I want to hear their journey!

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  13. Five years waiting to be together... two years to live a lifetime... some serious drama. Don't keep your audience waiting. ;)

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  14. Interesting snippet! The picture stopped me, too. Reminds of a world I sometimes write fanfic about, Sporkover... Anyway, this sample is neat and I love the blog in general!

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  15. Thank you for the comment Stephanie. The picture is from a Marion Zimmer Bradley "Darkover" novel. I love her work. Althought I had writen this to be just a short...It has had enough interest to write a book.

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  16. Ah ... I loved her work, too. Someday we'll have to put our heads together and discuss in depth. In the meantime, I think your work is great and I'm glance I chanced by and found you!

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