New Book: Beyond Calico 85

Being fatigued with other stories, I’ve decided to go and look over an old story that I haven’t touched in a few months. This sci-fi mystery is only 10,000 words in so it’s in baby stages (I’ve kind of forgotten bits and pieces so its a mystery to me as well) . But going over it has been fun. It’s a lot more well written than I thought it was and I think I’ve nailed the first chapter šŸ™‚

Today I came up with a better title than before and I think that this will also be a novella at most. I’m really inspired again. Only yesterday I felt shit about where I was in terms of writing.

This story is about a small space crew whose just delivered a cargo of supplies to a remote mining outpost called Calico Station 85. This part of space is a new frontier and there are very few spaceships around. Any ones that are, are directly related to the mining operations that populate the area.

Once they arrive they are asked to look into a missing shuttle craft that was the last to leave a decommissioned mining facility. It contains seven human employees and the last of the mining equipment. It was destined to arrive at a new mining facility with the others.Ā Their mission is to find the ship, find out what’s going on and either send them on their way or bring them back to Calico 85.

This is an edit of the first chapter šŸ™‚

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20 Days of blog posts: Day 17

Thursday, 16th November ’17

I managed to edit 31 pages of my novella The Things We Do. I have another 10 pages to go, but I’m just too tired. I had already given this story to some people to read a few months ago. They said that they liked it and wanted to know what happened after the book finished. I’m not sure if I want to write a sequel, I don’t have much of an idea of what the next journey will be.

But as I was going over it again, I saw a lot of mistakes. I mean quite a lot. It makes me wonder what my friends thought of my writing. I know one person only managed the first few chapters because they started it stoned and then forgot about it šŸ˜¦ Thanks for that.

 

New science fiction mystery in the works

For the past few weeks, I’ve been digesting and forming a new science fiction mystery novella. As I write this post I’ve already written around 9,000 words and I do not know how it’s going to end, but I’m capable of thinking up something šŸ™‚

That being said I’ve already created the blurb for it. Tell me what you think of it.

It’s been six months since the Chloris, aĀ survey and colonist team from a nearby planet have touched base with the Buwembo Depot Station to collect the next round of supplies. Unable to make radio contact they wait for its sister ship the Electra to arrive for resupply and reassurance. Except, like the Chloris, it doesn’t.

Not knowing what has happened and knowing that they are dependent on said supplies, a small crew is sent out to inspect and assist the assumed mechanicalĀ repairs. Except they find no crew. The residentsĀ of the two ships appear to have vanished and there is not much to go on.

Along for the journey is Sarojini, a former resident of the Chloris whose been residingĀ on Buwembo as a carer for a cancer-stricken child. She is there to assist in their understanding and attempts to solve the mystery of the missing crews of the Chloris and Electra.