the Sands of Time - part 1 - Genesis.

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“We are a self centered race, the thought that anything like the event of 2015, or indeed the disastrous event of 2080, were nothing more to us than fiction.” – remarks attributed to Nelson Malacruz

I have lived a very long time’ thought vice admiral Gregory Peckham. ‘too long, perhaps.

Admiral Peckham had the responsibility of handling the relocation centers on Mars, and the over 300,000 displaced human beings living there. But, he knew the move to mars was a temporary solution to the problems on Earth.

“Admiral!” shouted an ensign with a sharp salute.

“Yes, what is it?”

“Sir, the Earth has reported 20 percent evacuation complete.”

“They should be at twice that by now.”

Before the ensign could reply, their was the sound of scrapping metal as one of the cargo ships anti-gravity engines failed. The ship plummeted 14 meters, crashing into the ground below.

“Blast! the Earth has got us using trash out here!” the admiral exclaimed.

we are a doomed people.’ the admiral thought to himself.

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  1. Avatar Matt McCray

    Sweet! Oh how I love earth-is-doomed scifi. I wonder what that says about me?

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

    this reminds me of the beginning of sirens of titen by kurt vonnegutt.

  3. Avatar Max Sterling

    Wow, cool a comparison with a published author, thanks.

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

    not like a rippof just that feel about martian life or something mixed in with fear or doubt. idk but it was a compliment.

  5. Avatar Max Sterling

    I hope you don’t think I was ragging on you or something, I realized it was A compliment, and appreciate it.

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

    ok kewl that is how i took it

  7. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    AA! change ‘their’ to ‘there’, plz! thanks. :) it really bothered me.. also scraping and take out the apostrophe s after Peckham in the third paragraph.
    All grammar aside, let the pitiful attempt to save the human race begin! (reading on)

  8. Avatar Max Sterling

    @ElshaHawk, D’oH, Thanks for the catches fixed.

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