Solace

“And that’s the name we’re going with?” Awkward glances were shared around the boardroom. “This suggestion actually came from the Directors,” Todoroki explained quietly. Of course, Maeve thought. This had the Company written all over it. Names were everything to the directors of Cruemann Haines, and this one, she realised, would be more important than…

Departure Day

“I’m sorry, sir, but it’s been declined.” “What? No, try it again.” “I have, sir, three times. It’s no longer valid.” Harvey felt his left eye twitch, yet again. It had been doing that for most of the day. He took a deep breath before holding the credit card out again. “It is still valid,”…

Steering the Ship

As he marched down the corridors, tucking his shirt into his trousers, he was joined by another civil servant. “This better be important,” Bolingbroke growled. “I was in the middle of a very important meeting.” Cleves nodded. “Sorry, HoBo,” he said, struggling to keep pace with the older man. “But we’ve got a situation.” “That’s…

Dead World

The ship’s computer chirped helpfully, rousing the man. Jarvis gave himself a shake and then pulled out of the seat. After giving his suit another quick glance, he took a tired step towards the airlock. “One Moment, Please,” the computer declared. Jarvis heaved a sigh and licked his lips anxiously. He shifted his weight from…

Final Report

This is the final entry of Maryanne Kerne, captain of The Providence. I had hoped to make this entry back on board, but given what we’re about to do, and likelihood of our success, I thought it prudent to write it here and now. At least that way, if anyone should be unfortunate enough to…

Dosage

Alice snapped the medical bag shut and turned her calming smile back onto the girl. Her once flushed face was already returning to its usual complexion. "There," Alice murmured, stroking the girl's shoulder, "that wasn't too bad, was it?" The child shook her head, nervously plucking at the fresh Patch on her mottled arm. "Ah,…