Weekend Writing Warriors – Return to Civilization 3

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 Snippet 2

As he approached Check-in, the communicator sprang to life again. “Unidentified vessel, match our course at a distance between 100 meters and 5 kilometres. Do you understand, and will you comply?”

“Yes, this is the Yukon Stranger, acknowledging receipt and I will comply. Hey, is Rebecca Stern still working there?” Becky’s name brought back memories of warm nights and cold days; she’d asked him to stay and move in with her, but he couldn’t resist the temptation to go prospecting again, looking for his big score. . .

“Query not recognized. Term ‘Rebecca Stern’ unknown.”

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7 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors – Return to Civilization 3

  1. ldsmith1818 says:

    I can’t help but wonder what happened to Rebecca. Great snippet! the mystery just keeps growing!


  2. Uh oh, that answer sounds very mechanical…hope it’s not a bad omen for what happens next…but I’m hooked! Excellent excerpt.


  3. ED Martin says:

    Definitely wondering what happened to Rebecca. I hope nothing bad!


  4. Obviously a computer. How long has he been gone?


  5. burnsmillie says:

    Hmm, is she not known…or is she there and messing with him? I’ll need more to find out : )


  6. caitlinstern says:

    Sounds like he’s talking to a machine, not a person. Hope that doesn’t mean something bad for Rebecca.


  7. chellecordero says:

    He may be returning, but his home as he knew it has definitely changed, that is obvious.


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