Weekend Writing Warriors – Return to Civilization 2

Welcome friends, followers, and Weekend Writing Warriors!

Continuing with snippets from my science fiction story ‘Return to Civilization.’ Andy is a space prospector who’s just returned home with the co-ordinates of a ‘jackpot’ planet.


Snippet 1

“Greetings, outgoing vessel. This is the Yukon Stranger, incoming. I hope your check-out wasn’t stressful.”

There was a long pause, and Andy wondered if anybody was listening. Then a gruff answer came. “Intraship messaging within the border zone for non-emergency calls is a clear violation of protocol, Yukon Stranger.”

“Sorry. Last time I checked out, it wasn’t against the rules to message an outgoing ship, inquire about their destination and wish them good luck.” But that had been a long time ago.

“Understood, Yukon Stranger.”

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6 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors – Return to Civilization 2

  1. Wonder what else may have changed while he was away! Interesting excerpt!


  2. It will be interesting to learn why things have changed. Compelling snippet!


  3. Millie Burns says:

    Hmm, interesting. Wonder why that became a violation of protocol…


  4. ldsmith1818 says:

    Great way to leave me wondering what changed and what’s going to happen next!


  5. chellecordero says:

    This snippet is a great way of demonstrating both that things have changed, of course leaving the question why wide open, and the length of time he has been gone. A lot stated in just a few lines. Well done.


  6. Hm. How long has he been gone, planet time?


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