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Avatar Author: Abstract Kicking it at the University of Oklahoma. I like writing, science, almost all forms of music (literally), creating constructed languages, graphic/visual arts, and a good book. I will not hesitate in saying I am a Christia... Read Bio

I turn the page of the diary. The beginnings of the next entry are there, but otherwise it all is obliterated by blood. The cameras show a riot breaking out following a murder by Warehouse B. In the chaos, someone blew a hole in the hatch. The air ran out.

I tread lightly over these bodies, all perfectly preserved in the lunar vacuum, all an image of life, all dead. Dead, just like everyone on the Earth. Dead, just like everyone on Mars after a piece of North America hit it.

There were just a few of us left, huddling for warmth beneath the soil of Aristarchus, when Donald found us. He was alone and close to death; we nursed him back to health. When he was able to talk again, he told us that since we gave him his life back, he would give us ours.

It took awhile to build, but according to Donald this mountain-sized cylinder will take us, or, rather, our descendants to Alpha Centauri. I put the diary in my pocket and step aboard.

It is time to say good-bye to the old order of things. A new sunrise awaits us.

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  1. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    wow this good i like it a.r.
    your writing is very to the point and clean

  2. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    ok i get it i feel so dumb now, you and weird science wrote a story that didnt follow the story line but did a Radical type of sequel where it was in the spirit of the story.
    dang now i gotta sequel around you, no offense. i like this story

  3. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    Radical yellow duck type of sequel i meant

  4. Avatar Abstract

    Actually, it is meant to follow the same storyline, just followed to a darker outcome. I figured, why not amp it up a bit?

  5. Avatar Radical Yellow Duck

    I love the story and have submitted a sequel for your consideration.

    And you wouldn’t believe the Excel spreadsheet I used to try to get the figures in the sequel correct. Accurate to the best of my ability.

    Thank you again

  6. Avatar Abstract

    Tracking back, I believe the launch date was 3 August, 11 LE.

Inspired by

April 20th, 1 L.E. I have decided to begin dating my diary entries with “L.E.” Lunar Era. The Earth exploded today. 4, 21, 1 L.E....

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